DoryTsamadou

Graphic+Product Designer
Event Planner

About Me

  • Name: Dory Tsamadou
  • Date of birth: 16 Oct 1976
  • Address: Voula, Athens, Greece
  • Nationality: Greek & British
  • Email: dory_t@hotmail.com

Senior Graphic Designer with lengthy background in corporate identity, product packaging, and social event planning and designing, .
Excellent project management skills with ability to work on multiple projects, meeting product specifications within specified budget and deadlines.
Highly creative and artistic with plenty of new & exciting ideas.
Patient listener and communicator thus making it possible to extract accurate requirements from the client, discuss options and adapt to possible changes, explain how to utilize a tool or why something just simply won’t work.
Worked in UK, Denmark and Greece.

  • Highly creative & artistic
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Organised and detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Quick learner & keen on broadening horizons

Passionate about design

Curriculum Vitae

Experience

  • Oct 2016 – Present

    EUROGNOSI S.A.

    Art Director

    • Generating creative ideas and original concepts.
    • Translating marketing strategies into innovative campaigns.
    • Taking work from concept to final execution within deadlines.
    • Providing design support for the company's franchisees.
    • Working closely with print production.

  • May 2005 - Dec 2016

    Dory.gr Event planning

    Founder & Owner

    • Concept, design and implementation of events, from A-Z.
    • Creation of custom handmade invitations, favours, and related printed or handcrafted objects to suit the event (save the date, thank you cards, place mats, treats, venue and church decorations, wedding crowns, christening sets).
    • Personalised designs to reflect the event’s style and concept.
    • Collaboration with third party suppliers to cater for different event needs (kids specialists, entertainers, cake makers, flower specialists, caterers, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, and other vendors)
    • Event coordination. Full service wedding, christening, and party planning.

  • 2001 – Present

    Freelance Designer

    Graphic, Web & Packaging Design

    • Working across multiple projects and balance priorities between them, producing high-quality work to tight deadlines.
    • Developing designs of appropriate style, staying within given budget limitations.
    • Flexible in design and able to take direction.
    • Briefing printers and external suppliers.
    • Understanding of and use of typography and colour.
    • Capable of effectively acting on feedback, quickly and efficiently.
    • High level of attention to detail.
    • Clear and professional communication skills.

  • Dec 2000 – Aug 2001

    BusinessMann, IT Consultants & Design House (Denmark)

    Web & Multimedia Designer

    • Creation of website designs and collaboration with developers to oversee implementation from conception to launch. While in this position, I was taught the basics in HTML and CSS.
    • Created all graphics the company needed either for its own use or for its clients (i.e. logos, business cards, letterheads etc.)
    • Creation of 3D multimedia presentations using mainly Poser 3D and Bryce.
    • Presentation of ideas in an organised, professional, and effective manner to both internal team and client organisation.

  • Sept 1999 - Dec 1999

    Hillerødsholmskolen Children's Daycare Centre (Denmark)

    Child minder assistant

    In charge of Arts & Crafts projects in an after school childcare centre. There were 40 children between the ages 6 and 10. Every day I would engage the children in a variety of arts and crafts: drawing, sculpting using polymer clay, vitraux painting, building scenes for plays, making costumes.

  • Jan 1999 – June 1999

    Sebastian Conran Associates Award Winning Product Design Agency (London, UK)

    Product Designer University Work Placement

    • Worked as part of a team and created concepts for a variety of products.
    • Work alongside Sebastian Conran and contributed in the final design of children's plastic cutlery set that went into production.
    • Designed graphic mood boards and mock ups. One of them was for the iconic Equilibrium Kitchen Scales which have won numerous awards.
    • Creation of styrofoam models.

  • 2002-2010

    Gene Kelly Dance Studios (Glyfada, Greece)

    Latin & Ballroom dance instructor

    • Private & group lessons instructor
    • Wedding couple lessons & choreographies
    • Student choreographies for weekly showcases
    • Dances taught: Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, European Tango, Fox Ttrot, Rock 'n' Roll, Waltz
    • Greek dances taught: Hasapiko, Zeibekiko, Nisiotiko, Ikariotiko

  • 1994-1998

    Miscellaneous

    Various part time jobs

    • Cruise ship hostess
    • Cruise ship room service receptionist


Higher Education

  • 1997 – 2000

    Product Design BA (HONS)

    University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

  • 1995 – 1997

    Graphic Design HND

    Barnet College, London, UK

  • 1994 – 1995

    Foundation in Art and Design

    Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

Art Courses

  • Summer 1993

    Art Alternative Foundation Course

    Slade School of Art and Design, London, UK

  • 1993 – 1994

    GCE Advanced Level Art

    Moraitis School, Athens, Greece.

  • 1992 – 1993

    GCE Ordinary Level Art

    Moraitis School, Athens, Greece.

  • 1992 – 1994

    Jewellery Design Course

    Glyfada Art Center, Athens Greece

  • 1989 – 1992

    Fine Art Course

    Glyfada Art Center, Athens Greece


School

  • 1991 - 1994

    High school

    Moraitis School, Athens, Greece

  • 1988 - 1991

    Junior High school

    Costeas Geitonas School, Athens, Greece

Languages & skills

Greek, English

100%

French, Danish

40%

Spanish

20%

Graphic Design

98%

Web Design

80%

Event Planning

95%

More relevant & fun skills

Adobe
HTML
CSS
Drawing
DIY
Sewing

Portfolio

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Logo & Label Design

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Logo Design

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Handmade guest book

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Mobile Covers' Packaging Design

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Logo & card Design

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Label Design

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Logo Design

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Candy Packaging Design

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Logo Design

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Event Decor

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Invitation Design

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Logo Design

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Favour Design

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Label Design

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Packaging Design

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Invitation Design

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Label Design

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Invitation Design

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Pencil Art

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Event Decor

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Invitation Book Design

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Favour Design

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Invitation Design

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Invitation Design

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Bespoke Crown

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Favour Design

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Favour Design

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Bespoke Crown & Costume

42

Years on this planet

18

Years of designer experience

2

Children

26

Countries visited

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