Effie Koukia

Hybrid Designer & Creative Thinker

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  • LocationUxbridge, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am a multi-disciplinary designer and creative thinker, based in London UK. I love to work across a variety of creative mediums: from product to retail design, brand strategy to identity work, interaction and digital design, advertising, photography and illustration. My work is based on holistic design thinking and my intention is the development of design experiences inspired by people’s everyday stories. My work has been featured in various journals such as Frame Magazine, Design Week and Material Lab and has been exhibited in a series of exhibitions such as Designersblock at London Design Festival and New Designers. I was also recently selected as “Ones To Watch” from Design Council UK, a project which nominates designers with outstanding vision and potential to contribute to the UK’s reputation as a leading design nation.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Product
  • Art Direction
  • Mixed Media
  • CAD
  • Problem Solving
  • Prototyping
  • Research
  • Web Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

Blacksheep

Jul 2015

2015

Freelance Designer

TMP Worldwide

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • - Designed in house and from distance winning pitches for clients such as Lloyds Banking Group and MacDonalds , dealing with last minute word with grace and patience according to the Client Director and Creative director feedback.

2015

Creative Designer

Jacob Bailey

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Responsible for the development and execution of creative campaigns for the clients: Abellio Greater Anglia and Flow Energy.

2015

Design Placement

THE Partners

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
  • -Responsible for assisting in brainstorming sessions and mockup development for clients such as Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank, Wellcome Trust, Ramblers, Prince Foundation for Children & the Arts. - Developed the 33% of designs for "Clydesdale & Yorkshire Uniforms" pitch, supporting senior designers and contributing to the successful win of the pitch.

2014

Design Placement

Tigerprint Hallmark Cards

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Developed in one week 7 high fidelity product prototypes for the M&S Christmas products series 2015, compared to average 2 by most designers, raising the possibilities for the client to buy more than one of them.

2012

Graphic & Exhibition Designer Intern

Foundation of the Hellenic World

Jul 2012 - Nov 2012
  • Department of Publications and Exhibitions. -Executed 25% faster than the giving deadline the whole visual localisation of London's Natural History Museum Exhibition

2012

Junior Art Director Intern

Adel Saatchi Saatchi

Sep 2011 - May 2012
  • Worked as Junior Art Director in the P&G creative team, for the brands Ariel, Olay, Pampers and Head&Shoulders, delivering advertising and marketing creative solutions for print and film.

Education

2014

MA Product Design

The University of Edinburgh

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
  • Class of award: With Distiction, 1st in class Master Project: “EXTRACT: Edible painting and printing products” Modules: Design Research, Research Methods, Design Studio, Studio Theories and Contexts, Design Exposition, Exposition Theories and Contexts

2013

Msc+beng Product and Systems Design Engineering

University of the Aegean

Aug 2007 - Jun 2013
  • Class of award: 8.17 / 10 (2:1), First in class out of 66 students Final Thesis: “Balcony Farm: Design of 3 systems for urban agriculture household use” (Grade: 10/10) MSc: Human Computer Interaction sector modules included: Information Design, Multimedia Design & Technology, Design for All, Cognitive Science BEng core modules included: Design Theories and Methodologies, Systems Design and Theories, Programming Methodologies and Techniques, Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mathematics, Materials Engineering

2011

Design Summer School

University of the Arts, London

Jun 2011 - Jun 2011

    2007

    Architecture and Fine Arts Foundation

    Plakas Institute of Arts

    Aug 2005 - May 2007
    • 2 years foundation course on architectural drawing and freehand drawing.

    2007

    National Degree (apolytirion

    Ionios School

    Aug 1994 - May 2007
    • Class of award: 18.1 / 20 (1st )

    Awards

    2015

    Top 30 Finalist, Spark innovation, Design Council UK

    • Project: EXTRACT painting and printing products. Selected in top 30 product design ideas out of 332 entries across the UK.

    2015

    '70s Ones to Watch' winner, Design Council UK

    Design Council UK

    • Project: EXTRACT edible painting and printing products Category: Materials World Selected in top 46 designers out of more than 500 entries across the UK. As part of its 70th anniversary, Design Council has searched for the next generation of young design talent that will help shape the future. The 70 Ones to Watch have been selected from hundreds of entrants for their outstanding vision, ambition and potential to contribute to the UK

    2014

    2nd Design Award, Cannes Young Lions Competition Hellas

    Cannes Lions

    • Awarded for "Lavyrinthos" brand identity Client: PRAKSIS Brief by: OgilvyOne Athens http://www.effiekoukia.com/stop-human-trafficking

    2013

    2nd Design Award

    Cannes Lions

    • Young Lions Competition Hellas 2013 Awarded for "Arhi" brand identity Client: Shedia Street Magazine Brief by: DDB Athens http://www.effiekoukia.com/shedia-street-magazine

    2012

    3rd Design Award

    Cannes Lions

    • Young Lions Competition Hellas 2012 Awarded for "Motive Athens" brand identity Brief by: Arrow Advertising http://www.effiekoukia.com/this-is-my-athens