Mania Sotiropoulou Creative writer
Mania started her career when she was told she is not the right person for advertising.
Since 1996 she's joined many multinationals and local ad agencies in Athens gaining experience
as creative writer with a strong strategic twist for more than 15 years. She is member of the
international writers' team of BBH London and Adversion London. She has contributed in the
creation of a book for the Aegean archipelago and translated 7 books from English and
French into Greek. She can now confirm she is not the right person for just being a writer.
She is a fanatic yoga practitioner, avid traveler and mother earth lover. Her life moto is:
'Be the Guru of your life'.
Nikos Pechlivanidis Creative director
As a kid, Nikos used to spend many hours in front of the TV, watching his favorite ads.
And every time his mom would shout at him to join the rest for dinner he would simply turn the volume on...
When he reached 20, he decided to turn his passion for creative ideas into a career and studied advertising at
Doncaster College, UK, graduating with an HND in Design Advertising.
He returned to Greece driven by the ambition to make a difference in Greek advertising...
Since 2000, he has collaborated with some of the most notable Greek advertising agencies
producing 360° work that won both national and international awards such Grand Ermis & Ermis Gold,
Epica Gold and Golden Drum Gold.
When not thinking ideas for existing advertising projects, Nikos is thinking ideas for
potential advertising projects, practicing Ninjutsu, travelling and going to rock concerts.
Christianna Leonaki Art director and Designer
As a teenager Christianna was against brand names or anything that has to do with the masses.
At Visual Communication & Multimedia Applications at Vakalo Art & Design college she mostly
liked to draw so it was at her first job in an advertising
company when she realised that besides nice pictures it is the brand that matters the most.
She laughed out loud with the irony! Ever since her work is focused on the brand, as a challenge,
giving to every project a different unique perspective like she wanted for herself. She spent
the last 17 years working in many multinational advertising agencies in Athens always taking
that challenge. And then came her daughter. She now had finally the time to sew, knit and create
her favorite wired cloth dolls and pillows she only could dream of before. As a professional she
is in constant search of new forms, new patterns, new shapes and ideas while she is designing
corporate identities, posters, logos and websites. As a mother she tries to give her daughter a
good reason to laugh.
Xenia Spyrou Art Director/Digital Art Director/Illustrator
Xenia from an early age developed a tendency to interpret everything around her visually.
With the passing of time she was becoming more and more demanding with her visual output,
so she went to college to practice her skills.
After studying Visual Communication & Multimedia Applications at Vakalo Art & Design college
- The University of Derby she graduated with bachelor's degree. In 2000 she started working
at Fortune Advertising Athens as an Art Director and Illustrator. She moved on as a Senior
Art Director at Lowe Athens and after that she became a Digital Art director at Rascal.
Nowadays she is a freelance Art Director/Digital Art Director & illustrator.
When not doing advertising, Xenia is cooking, gardening, creating stuff with her hands,
walking her dog "Nanouska", travelling, swimming, practicing yoga & experiencing life as much as possible.
Dimitris Servis Secret agent
Naval architecture, marine engineering, simulations, algorithms, stochastics, statistics, robust design and engineering (keep optimisation to yourself), software development and architecture, agile, RUP (yes, RUP), scientific data management, HPC, performance engineering, SixSigma, project management, entrepreneurship, new ventures, new technologies, business development, Greece, Switzerland, earth.
Loves to troll on tweeps overly serious with themselves.