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Con Chrisoulis

Graphic designer / illustrator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationBrighton, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Graphic Designer - Art Director - Creative Director

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About me

I was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia and lived in Athens, Greece during the ʼ00s. Following years of working as a graphic designer and in various office roles, in 2011 I enrolled at the University of Brightonʼs BA (Hons) in Graphic Design course, completing it in 2014. Immediately upon graduation I enrolled on the University's Masters course in MRes Arts and Cultural Research. During the Practice-led Master in Research, I organized workshops, presentations and coordinated a team of participants that experimented in community-generated comics via an online interface that I personally designed. I have also studied Film Editing for two years, my modules ranging from film direction to film history and from film photography to extensive workshops on Avid XPress and Final Cut. Having completed the design degree and with my long experience in the creative fields, I also have an ECDL certificate in Word, Excel and the Internet and I am fully familiar with Microsoft Office, iWork and Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) — having a strong design skill-set including typography, composition and layout. I have experience with HTML and CSS, both via utilizing Dreamweaver and by creating and customizing Wordpress web sites. Therefore, I can provide the professional creative and communication skills that I have acquired through the years, as well as my mature conduct. I have a long and successful history as a multi award-winning comic book creator/graphic novelist and illustrator for the past 20 years in Australia, Greece and the UK (Comic book artist of the year in Greece in 2008 and 2010). In 2017, Omnibus Press will be publishing worldwide the 450-page graphic novel, Tales of The Smiths, which narrates the early history of the band The Smiths, whilst I am currently researching and serializing online Rebel Rebel, the graphic biography of David Bowie. At the moment, I am collaborating with the International Federation of Red Cross, helping in their communication needs with the refugee crisis, via commissioned illustrations and graphics. Beyond the above, I am the creator and social media manager of MuseumsNews.com, which focuses on museum and exhibitions culture, as well as the web designer and content editor of the arts and culture website, TheStreets.Today, which showcases up-and- coming talents and cultural news. My full CV can be read below, whilst my portfolio can be viewed here: conchrisoulis.com/graphicdesign or downloaded in HD here: dropbox.com/s/dez7jugbyu0uj1x

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Skills

  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Story Boarding and Script Writing
  • Comics
  • Editing
  • Adobe MS Office Suites
  • Graphic Novel
  • Graphic Design
  • Content Curation
  • Social Media Management
  • Film/video Editing

Work history

Currently

Workshop Leader

Upside Comics

Sep 2015
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Workshop Leader at Upside Comics charity that helps children fight illiteracy through the creation of comics

Currently

Web designer, Content Editor and Social Media Manager

TheStreets.Today and MuseumsNews.com

Sep 2014
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Web designer, Content Editor and Social Media Manager of arts and culture websites, TheStreets.Today and MuseumsNews.com

Currently

Comicbook Creator

Socomic

Sep 2012
  • Freelance
  • I research, write, illustrate and upload the daily online biographical graphic novel Tales of The Smiths, which narrates the early years of the seminal indie band The Smiths (and consequently Morrissey and Johnny Marr's lives). The daily online comic is hosted on the website of leading Greek chocolate company ION Sokofreta and I have also signed a publishing deal with UK publishers Omnibus Press (Music Sales Ltd) that will see the graphic novel collected, published and distributed on a worldwide scale in 2016.

Currently

Publisher & Comicbook Creator

Self-employed

Feb 1996
  • Freelance
  • Self-published comicbook creator of titles such as Clans (Melbourne, Australia), Tales of Unsurpassed Vanity and, Subart (Athens, Greece), Dryland (Brighton, UK) etc.

2016

Comicbook Creator

Omnibus Press

May 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Freelance
  • Author of graphic novel, Tales of The Smiths, collected by Omnibus Press. The 450-page graphic novel is being prepared between editors and creator over a long period.

2016

VEA Staff at the Design Museum

Design Museum

Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2013

Student Ambassador

University of Brighton

Nov 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Freelance
  • Part-time Student Ambassador for the University of Brighton.

2014

Graphic Designer

Myteamphoto

May 2012 - Jun 2014
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Graphic Designer for leading junior sporting events photography company.

2012

Graphic Designer

Dualit

May 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Freelance
  • Assistant Graphic Designer for leading housing appliance manufacturer.

2012

Illustrator

Amnesty International and Marie-bénédicte Dembour

Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
  • Freelance
  • Creation of artwork for the Professor's lecture series at Amnesty International in the Netherlands regarding her Four Schools of Human Rights theory. The artwork was used again for a poster design competition within the Arts and Humanities dept of the University of Brighton and I won the People's prize and the third prize in staff category.

2011

Web Administrator

Tholos Resort Hotel

May 2011 - Jun 2011
  • Freelance
  • Web Administrator, booking manager and secretary for Greek hotel based in Santorini.

2010

Personal Secretary, Graphic Designer and Web Administrator

Meso-gaia

Dec 2008 - Apr 2010
  • Full Time
  • Personal Secretary, Graphic Designer and Web Administrator for leading Athenian nutritionist and dietary specialist.

2010

Comicbook Creator & Illustrator

Big Fish Magazine

Mar 2008 - Sep 2010
  • Freelance
  • Comicbook Creator and Illustrator for Big Fish magazine (Sunday supplement of To Proto Thema newspaper). Role included illustrating articles and being sent on journalist missions and reporting back in comic book format.

2009

Comicbook Creator

Galera Magazine

Sep 2007 - Mar 2009
  • Freelance
  • Comicbook Creator for political magazine, Galera.

2010

Comicbook Creator

Jemma Press

Apr 2007 - Apr 2010
  • Freelance
  • Comic book creator of award winning publications, Giant-Size Fascists, GSF ConMix Extravaganza and Autodivine.

2008

Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Export Manager

AVS Automotive

Jan 2006 - Oct 2008
  • Full Time
  • Head graphic designer, web administrator and exports manager for vehicle diagnosis software and hardware startup.

2006

Comicbook Creator

Evandros Press

Mar 2002 - Apr 2006
  • Freelance
  • Comics creator (plotter, penciller, inker, colourist) of four graphic novels for Ancient Greek Authors Illustrated series.

2006

Comicbook Creator

9 Magazine

Mar 2002 - Apr 2006
  • Freelance
  • Comic book creator (creator, plotter, penciller, inker, colourist) of Vacant Testament - a series for leading Greek comics anthology 9 Magazine, a weekly supplement in Eleftherotypia newspaper.

2004

English Language Teacher

Marin Foreign Languages School

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
  • Full Time
  • Cambridge FCE (Lower) and CPE (Proficiency) level tutor for Marin Foreign Languages Private Schools, based in Peristeri, Athens, Greece.

2004

Secretary & General Office Duties

Intertex

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
  • Full Time
  • Secretary and General Office Duties for leading Athenian textile importer, Intertex - Kaplanis-Santikos O.E.

2000

Manager

Videorama

Sep 1999 - Sep 2000
  • Full Time
  • Store Manager for Videorama's Kypseli, Athens-based video rental store.

Education

2017

ECDL Certificate (European Computer Driving Licence

ECDL

Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
  • Athens, Greece
  • ECDL Profile Certificate Internet software (Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook) Word processing software (Microsoft Word) Spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel)

2015

MRes Arts and Cultural Research

University of Brighton

Sep 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Master of Research in Arts and Cultural Research

2014

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

University of Brighton

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design

2010

Isced Level 4 in Film Editing

Vocational Studies Centre IEK Halandri

Sep 2008 - Feb 2010
  • ISCED Level 4 in Film Editing

Awards

2014

University of Brighton 2014 Research Poster Student Prize

University of Brighton

  • University of Brighton Research Poster Competition Research Student Prize for 'Four Schools of Discourse' poster.

2014

Latitude Big Screen Final Reel

Latitude

  • Latitude Big Screen Final festival reel http://bigscreen-filmgallery.tumblr.com/post/90443198551/latitude-festival-2014

2012

PrintWeek Cover Finalist

PrintWeek

  • PrintWeek Cover Competition http://www.printweek.com/print-week/feature/1135562/tomorrows-designers-look-prints-prospects-power-print-preview

2012

First Fictions Finalist

First Fictions (Myriad Editions)

  • First Fictions Competition - Finalist for Dryland Book One http://www.firstfictions.com/first-fictions-competition

2010

People's Choice Award for Comicbook of the year

People's Choice

  • People's Choice Award for Comicbook of the year in Greece, by public vote, for Giant-Size Fascists #2: ConMix Extravaganza (2009)

2008

Comicbook of the year

Comicbook of the Year (Greece)

  • Comicbook of the year in Greece, by public vote, for Giant-Size Fascists #1 (2007/reprinted in 2010)