Con Chrisoulis

VEA Staff at the Design Museum

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  • LocationBrighton, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia and was living in Athens, Greece for the duration of the '00s. Following years of working as a graphic designer and in various office/secretarial roles, in 2011 I enrolled as a mature student at the University of Brighton and in 2014 I completed my BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. Immediately upon graduation I enrolled on the University's Masters course in 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. The Research brought to light issues of authorship through community-generated narratives via visual media. I have also studied Film Editing and have a long and successful history as an award- winning comic book creator and illustrator in Australia, Greece and the UK; therefore, I can provide the professional creative and communication skills that I have acquired through the years, as well as my mature conduct. Having completed the design degree and with my long experience in the creative fields, I am also fully familiar with Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver and I have a strong design skillset including typography, composition and layout, as required for the vacancy. I am a multi-awarded (Comic book artist of the year in Greece in 2008 and 2010) and published comic book author/graphic novelist for the past 20 years. In Autumn 2015, 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. Interviewed by Omnibus Press for the graphic novel: https://vimeo.com/123942557 Interviewed by MTV Greece for the graphic novel: https://vimeo.com/100880926 Beyond the above, I am the creator and curator of the Brighton-based Arts and Culture website, The Streets Today which showcases local talents and events on a weekly basis. http://TheStreets.Today Samples of my work can be viewed at: conchrisoulis.com/Con_Chrisoulis_Portfolio_graphics.pdf

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

Work history

Currently

Comicbook Creator

Socomic

Aug 2012
  • 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
  • Self-published comicbook creator of titles such as Clans (Melbourne, Australia), Tales of Unsurpassed Vanity and, Subart (Athens, Greece), Dryland (Brighton, UK) etc.

Currently

VEA Staff at the Design Museum

Design Museum

Mar 2015

2016

Comicbook Creator

Omnibus Press

Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
  • 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.

2014

Graphic Designer

Myteamphoto

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

2013

Student Ambassador

University of Brighton

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

2012

Graphic Designer

Dualit

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

2012

Illustrator

Amnesty International and Marie-bénédicte Dembour

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
  • 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

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

2010

Comicbook Creator & Illustrator

Big Fish Magazine

Mar 2008 - Sep 2010
  • 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.

2010

Comicbook Creator

Jemma Press

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

2010

Personal Secretary, Graphic Designer and Web Administrator

Meso-gaia

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

2009

Comicbook Creator

Galera Magazine

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

2008

Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Export Manager

AVS Automotive

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

2006

Comicbook Creator

Evandros Press

Mar 2002 - Apr 2006
  • 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
  • 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

Aug 2000 - Jun 2004
  • 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

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

2000

Manager

Videorama

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

Education

2015

MRes Arts and Cultural Research

University of Brighton

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

2014

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

University of Brighton

Aug 2011 - May 2014
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design

2010

Isced Level 4 in Film Editing

Vocational Studies Centre IEK Halandri

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

Awards

2014

University of Brighton 2014 Research Poster Student Prize

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

2014

Latitude Big Screen Final Reel

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

2012

PrintWeek Cover Finalist

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