Experiment, experiment, experiment. This is the only way to create unique projects and develop original ideas. When you get inspiration from others work do not stay there. Go one step further.

Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

I was born in 1981 in Athens, Greece. After high school I studied Computer Science and worked for one year as a web developer. Then I moved to Southampton UK for one year where I got my master’s degree in Web technology. From then and on I work as a web developer in digital advertising agencies.

What do you do for inspiration?

80% of my inspiration comes from things completely out of digital environment. To get inspired I like to observe things like a paint or a street act or things that happen in everyday people’s life. The rest 20% is great digital works from great digital teams I find on the internet.

Please list 3 of your favourite sites.




How many hours do you work each week?

About 50, but I think my head works much more.

How do you relax or unwind?

I play the guitar which gives me some small relaxing breaks. For bigger ones I go fishing. When fishing there are times that you completely have to focus on your task and you can’t think of anything else. So you feel completely refreshed after this.

If you weren't working on the internet what would you be doing?

Most probably I would work in assistive technologies.

If there are any pivotal experiences/decisions you could point to that helped shape your career, what would they be?

Leaving my first job to get my Master’s degree. I think the whole process changed the way I was thinking about my work and gave me the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of Web Science. 

What software could you not live without?

Browsers’ developer tools.

Who is your target audience?

Every internet user.

Has winning FWA awards helped you in any way?

Absolutely, winning such an award makes you feel much more confident about what you are doing. It’s like a confirmation that you are in the correct path.

What did your very first site look like? Is it still online?

It was a site for a local music band. It was in Flash. It’s too old to be online but I remember that it was quite impressive (given the time period). I suppose that the band never made a big success.

Are there things you do OUTSIDE of work to ensure that you are in the right mindset to be creative and/or successful in whatever you are doing?

Having balance in your outside life is the only way to be in the right mindset. So I am just trying to be happy spending time with people that are important to me.

The web is getting out of the web. Do you find that thinking in digital solutions alone hinders you? Do you feel the urge to solve the problem using all mediums necessary?

360 communication is the standard way to communicate your ideas today. The web can have a lot of real life extensions and cross-communication with other mediums. With such a huge evolution of mobile devices the web is getting even more out of the web since accessing the web has no physical boundaries. So the use of other mediums seems to become mandatory.

Looking 10 years in to the future, how far can websites go?

Every guess anyone does for the future of technology, is wrong.

Of all the websites you/your company have produced, which one are you most proud of?

It’s not one, but if I had to choose one I may say www.archidirectors.com since it is the latest one I am proud of.

If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring FWA award submitter, what advice would you give them?

Experiment, experiment, experiment. This is the only way to create unique projects and develop original ideas. When you get inspiration from others work do not stay there. Go one step further.

What would be your ultimate vehicle to travel in?

A boat.

How do you keep your finger on the pulse of the latest web trends?

This involves a lot of searching and reading. Websites like the FWA is a great source to see  the current trends, but sometimes you have to search deeper and find what new technologies are announced and think how you can use them for your projects trying to identify if they will create a new trend.

What does the future hold for your company, or you as a person?

The target will always be to create higher quality work. The higher the quality the more you love your job.

What is the most expensive thing you have bought in the last week?

Concert tickets.

It has been a privilege, thanks very much

Thank you, the privilege has been mine.


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