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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/dez7jugbyu0uj1xLocked Pro Plan feature
Workshop Leader at Upside Comics charity that helps children fight illiteracy through the creation of comics
Web designer, Content Editor and Social Media Manager of arts and culture websites, TheStreets.Today and MuseumsNews.com
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.
Self-published comicbook creator of titles such as Clans (Melbourne, Australia), Tales of Unsurpassed Vanity and, Subart (Athens, Greece), Dryland (Brighton, UK) etc.
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.
Part-time Student Ambassador for the University of Brighton.
Freelance Graphic Designer for leading junior sporting events photography company.
Assistant Graphic Designer for leading housing appliance manufacturer.
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.
Web Administrator, booking manager and secretary for Greek hotel based in Santorini.
Personal Secretary, Graphic Designer and Web Administrator for leading Athenian nutritionist and dietary specialist.
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.
Comicbook Creator for political magazine, Galera.
Comic book creator of award winning publications, Giant-Size Fascists, GSF ConMix Extravaganza and Autodivine.
Head graphic designer, web administrator and exports manager for vehicle diagnosis software and hardware startup.
Comics creator (plotter, penciller, inker, colourist) of four graphic novels for Ancient Greek Authors Illustrated series.
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.
Cambridge FCE (Lower) and CPE (Proficiency) level tutor for Marin Foreign Languages Private Schools, based in Peristeri, Athens, Greece.
Secretary and General Office Duties for leading Athenian textile importer, Intertex - Kaplanis-Santikos O.E.
Store Manager for Videorama's Kypseli, Athens-based video rental store.
ECDL Profile Certificate Internet software (Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook) Word processing software (Microsoft Word) Spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel)
Master of Research in Arts and Cultural Research
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
ISCED Level 4 in Film Editing
University of Brighton Research Poster Competition Research Student Prize for 'Four Schools of Discourse' poster.
Latitude Big Screen Final festival reel http://bigscreen-filmgallery.tumblr.com/post/90443198551/latitude-festival-2014
PrintWeek Cover Competition http://www.printweek.com/print-week/feature/1135562/tomorrows-designers-look-prints-prospects-power-print-preview
First Fictions Competition - Finalist for Dryland Book One http://www.firstfictions.com/first-fictions-competition
People's Choice Award for Comicbook of the year in Greece, by public vote, for Giant-Size Fascists #2: ConMix Extravaganza (2009)
Comicbook of the year in Greece, by public vote, for Giant-Size Fascists #1 (2007/reprinted in 2010)