Ioannis Drandakis

Yannis Drandakis

Web & Graphic Designer

Personal Profile

I am a passionate web and graphic designer who loves to discover and pursue new trends and fresh ideas in the fields I specialize. The attention to detail and innovation for communicative, high quality projects is my call and purpose. Always pushing my boundaries, I have an open mind for alternative solutions to arising problems, having as a primary goal effective collaboration with my clients for the best possible results to meet their needs. It is my utmost belief that success is found in hard work and good communication.

Work Experience

Front End Developer at Theater of the Deaf of Greece

September 2011 – October 2012

I fully designed and developed a bilingual website for the Theater of the Deaf of Greece to solve their need for an online showcase platform to publicize their activities and events. Prior to my work, their website was nonexistent. This assignment was also delivered as a thesis project for the completion of my MA studies in Web Design and Content Planning.

Graphic & Web Designer – Freelancer

2006 – present

Since my graduation I have undertaken several projects such as creating corporate identities, logo designs, business cards, brochures, posters, cd covers and more. Currently, I am called to deliver a website for a speech and special needs therapy center called "Logou Anthisis" while I just completed several projects one of which was to design a logo and a business card for "The Swingouts", a team that coordinates swing dance events.

Junior Graphic Designer at Publicis Hellas S.A.

September 2007 – April 2008

Working in a demanding environment for the purposes of completing my graphic design studies was a significant educational experience. "Publicis Hellas S.A.", a leading graphic design agency, hired me to assist their projects as a Junior Graphic Designer.

Key Skills

  • HTML, CSS, Jquery
  • UI/UX Design
  • Usability
  • Interaction Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Print Design
  • Corporate ID Design
  • Design Direction
  • WP, Joomla (CMS)
  • SEO
  • Social Network Campaigns

Education

University of Greenwich

MA in Web Design and Content Planning

Pursuing my dream, I completed my web design studies in London specializing in organizing websites, deploying them architecturally, and using front end, and back end techniques with an analytical approach for problem solving.

Technical University of Athens (TEI)

BA in Graphic Design

I undertook my BA studies at the Technical Institute of Athens which covered all fields of graphic design for developing print or digital projects. For the required thesis project to complete my studies, I designed the necessary items and developed the advertising campaign for Deaflympics Athens 2013, the city which had been chosen to host the games.

Hobbies and interests

Obsessed with web trends, web design, beauty, art, athletics, and reading related books. Playing around with jQuery, brushing up my Photoshop, Illustrator, css skills every day. In my free time I enjoy snowboarding, running and playing table tennis whenever circumstances allow.
Until recently, I competed in high class competitions for the deaf such as Deaflympics, and World and European Deaf Athletics tournaments, winning medals and distinctions.