Ellie Rassia

Greek designer Ellie Rassia combines vivid illustrations with high-quality materials for her unique swimwear range – aptly described as wearable art. After studying Graphic and Media Design at the London College of Communication, Rassia returned to Greece to launch her eponymous label Ellie Rassia, drawing inspiration from the country’s idyllic natural beauty and island-hopping lifestyle. Cut in flattering silhouettes – from classic swimsuits to one-shouldered bikinis – the hand-drawn designs make a bold statement, bringing a dynamic lift to your vacation edit.

Elpida Zacharaki

Elpida Zacharaki aka el Vatomouro is a calligraphy artist and graphic designer, born in 1991 in Athens. She studied Art & Design in Akto College and graduated with a Bachelor of first-class honors degree from Middlesex University. From the first year of school, she was involved in typography and letters with a twist in handmade calligraphy techniques.

In 2014 she won the first prize at Athens Portfolio Night, which subsequently opened the door for her participation at Art Directors Club in New York. Upon her return from New York, she began working as a graphic designer within the advertising industry taking on multiple projects for international clients. Alongside her day job, in 2016 at the behest of her mentor and artist Irini Gonou, she started teaching calligraphy at multiple art spaces and festivals in Athens. On 2020 she decided to quit the office job and try her luck in materializing her long dream of becoming an independent artist. Since 2021 she holds a small studio in a full green and birds’ singing area of Athens.

Her work focuses on typo and calligraphy. She prefers to work with analog means: dip pens, brushes, and markers are some of her choices. Besides working with digital design tools, Elpida believes that working with analogue means allows capturing the choreographic authenticity and the spontaneous representation of calligraphy of a unique moment in time on surfaces. She perceives letters as holly symbolic shapes and she studies all greek and medieval manuscripts from the 2nd-century bc onwards, producing new letterforms based on them. For the past five years, Elpida has been captivated by the concept of presenting calligraphy in bigger scales, such as walls and ground, utilizing holistic body movements. Through this practice, she hopes to inspire people to perceive letters beyond the conventional expression means.

Cacao Rocks

Yassonas Megoulas (aka Cacao Rocks), son of the sculptor Georges Megoulas, was born in Athens in 1985. He’s been active in the street art scene since 1999. Megoulas studied French Literature at University of Athens and the Univercite d’Angers in France; afterwards studying at the Focus School of Photography on a scholarship won from the video art competition “Shoot It” (2011).

His work has been exhibited in a number of foundations, museums, and galleries around the world: Benaki Museum, Onassis Cultural Center, Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation, Bouzianis Museum, Salomon Arts Gallery NY, AG18 Gallery (Vienna), Zoumboulaki Gallery among others. His art and activity has been covered by the international press, notably: the New York Times, National Geographic, BBC, and the Guardian. Yassonas Megoulas has been invited by universities and organizations in both the Greek and US to give lectures and workshops (University of Michigan, TedX, the Onassis Foundation, New School, Deree University, WETRANSFER).

His artistic media has a wide range, including painting, sculpture, installations, video art, and performance. He has also created artwork and branding for international brands, such as: NIKE, DUO, Remy Cointreau. In 2017, he represented Greece at Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale. In 2018 he was honoured with the “Artworks” award from Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

G Design

G Design Studio is an award-winning design consultancy based in Athens. We work across many disciplines from brand identity, packaging and strategic design to multimedia campaigns and digital experiences. We work with ministries, universities, corporations and cultural institutions, delving deep into the principles and ambitions that drive our clients. This dynamic relationship enriches the experience and outcome for everyone involved in the creative process. Clarity, authenticity, and emotional resonance define everything we do. We embrace new technology and celebrate craftsmanship in equal measure. We are committed to delivering meaningful design that sparks the imagination and creates a lasting impression.

G Design Studio was honored as the Agency of the Year for 2013 and 2015 at the Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards.

Michalis Georgiou & Dimitris Stefanidis

G Design Studio

George Kordis

George Kordis studied theology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and iconography with Fr. Symeon Symeou. He completed his studies in medieval techniques at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (mosaic, fresco, gilding techniques, egg tempera). He holds a Master’s degree in Theology (ThM) from the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Boston, as well as a doctorate (PhD) from the University of Athens. His research concentrates on the theory and aesthetics of Byzantine painting, and he is the author of several monographs and scholarly articles. He has taught at the University of Athens as Assistant Professor (2003-2013), and also as Visiting Professor at several universities abroad, including Yale University and the University of Notre Dame. His unique, personal style of painting is based on Byzantine painting, and also shows the influence of modernism, surrealism and folk art. He has painted churches both in Greece and abroad. His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums the world over. He has also illustrated many books, and has entered into visual dialogue with several important Greek literary figures, such as Papadiamantis, Elytis, Kavvadias, Karyotakis, Kontoglou, Vagenas, and Seferis. He lives and works in Athens.



Philippos Theodorides

Philippos Theodorides (b.1978) was born in Limassol, Cyprus. After studying Art for the Community, at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, he continued his studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under Professor Jannis Psychopedis (2003-2008). He is working as a painter and illustrator, collaborating with various galleries and magazines. As an Illustrator, he has won the State Illustration Award for Children’s Literature in 2014, the EBGE price for a publicity illustration (Bold & Ogilvy & Mather) in 2016. He has presented solo shows in Athens and Cyprus and has participated in various group shows in Greece and abroad. He lives and works in Athens.


Solo Exhibitions

2020 “The Music that happens”,The Edit Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

2019 “Common Shapes To Play With”, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2019 “Playground Bay”, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens. Greece

2016 “Leftovers of a landscape”, Martinas Art, Athens, Greece

2010 “Talk softly, make noise”, Diatopos Contemporary Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

2009  “Early night tales”, Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 “Between you and me and the wall”, Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

2011 “Drawing Stories 2”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Centre, Athens

2011 “Drawing Stories”, 50 Plin 1, Limassol

2009 “Art athina”, Athens art gallery, Athens

2008 “Design Walk”, Oxy publications, Athens

2007 “Emergency Room”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens

2007 “KREAtion”, Municipal Market, Athens

2007 “ARTmART”, Kulsternhaus, Vienna

2006 “Atmospheres” (installation), Summer academy of the National Theatre in Syros, Greece

2006 “dried journey” (installation), D624, Athens

2005 “the obscured charm of drawing” a.antonopoulou art, Athens



Rima Lyma

Rima Lyma aka Maria Mylona is an illustrator, a graphic designer and a muralist. She was born in Patras GR and because the city had a port her dream is to see the world. She studied in AKTO college in Athens GR and she received a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design in 2012. Rima lives and works in Athens.

Since 2012 she has worked as a freelance graphic designer and artist in a variety of projects. Such as branding for small businesses, festivals and theatrical posters. In 2016 started as an outworker in Sianti Gallery (Athens, GR) in multiple projects on social media and graphic design projects. Also, besides art, she writes poems and articles and has her own radio show.

Since 2019 she works almost exclusively as an illustrator and muralist. She has some beautiful collaborations with foundations, festivals, companies and press. She works in analog and digital ways. Either way her colors are bold and eccentric, colors that have their origins into carnival as it is celebrated for ages in the city she was born. Her visual language is spoken through a child’s eyes. Her themes are about daydreaming and reminiscing. She starts by depicting a memory and she discovers the way this memory is connected to the present. Her art aims to relax the viewer, soothe, reward and eve acquit. Her influences are a combination of the cartoons of the ‘70s-’80s and the flickering lines of Schiele or the “imperfectly” sculptures of Giacometti that by their nature allow vulnerability and transform it into power.

She makes art for the child we all have inside us, she makes art because that’s all she knows, she makes art for Santa Claus who may exist. For the power of our fragile nature that can become the driving force of today.

Danae Sargologou

Danae Sargologou is a freelancing illustrator & graphic designer based in Athens-Greece.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Illustration & Graphic Design from London College of Communication. Danae has exhibited her work in London and Athens. She has worked for Korres, K2 Design and G Design Studios in Greece. She is currently specializing in illustration, branding & identity.

She is always on the lookout for challenging projects which will bring out her particular style always targeting on effective communication in a fresh and attractive way.

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Danae Sargologou

Rusty Jim

Dimitris Apostolidis aka Rusty Jim was born in Volos, Greece in 1987.He is the owner and main tattoo artist of “Mother Goose”, a tattoo shop-art gallery based in Kavala. At a very young age he realised that art would play the leading role in his life.
Founding member of the psychedelic-folk music band “The Dead Ends”, they released 2 studio LP albums. Self-taught painter, his thirst for new and different ways to express himself drove him to meet the art of tattoo. For the last decade he traveled in Greece and Europe working next to acclaimed tattoo artists. Through that journey he learned how to incorporate his admiration for surrealism and pop-art psychedelia in to the art of tattooing, developing his signature style.

Leonie Yagdjoglou

Leonie Yagdjoglou was born in Athens/Greece.

Leonie studied Graphic Design at the Vakalo Art and Design College in Athens (1988-91) and Communication Design at the prestigious Art Center College Of Design (Europe) in Montreux, Switzerland, graduating with the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her first professional steps took Leonie to Cologne, Germany (1994-1999) where she participated in founding Milk Design GmbH, a creative agency that soon became very successful with attracting a number of distinguished clients.

In 1999, Leonie returned to Greece and repeated her recipe for success by co-founding MILK Branding Professionals Ltd. Since then Leonie has been partner, creative director and co-owner of MILK, a leading branding agency in Greece for 20 years (, and has handled in this capacity hundreds of accounts of local and international companies.
Inescapably, Leonie grows – professionally through excelling in design projects and artistically by ceaselessly expressing herself through ceramic art, sketches and painting.

For her sketches, Leonie has developed her own, unique drawing technique which involves, among others, using the tip of her finger as a brush. By performing a series of bold strokes on the tablet screen for instance, she transforms flashes of thought and memory into witty black and white sketches. More recently she has been using a similar technique to combine contrast-full colours to create figures out of everyday life. The initial 2014 series of sketches was named “MEMORABILITY” and was shown, very successfully, in the TOGETHERE 4 exhibition in the prestigious Mykonos Municipal Gallery (July 2014). In July 2017 she held her first solo Exhibition in Mykonos (Mykonos Municipal Gallery) with the title “My self as a room” mainly with Prints and ceramic objects for everyday use.

For the last ten years Leonie finds herself feeling more and more a devotee of the ceramic art, as it combines the two basic elements of her artistic ways of expression: design and painting.
Ιn her own atelier ( ), she has been giving life to hand-thrown and hand-painted usually bright-coloured ceramic objects, each of them being different than any other. Her ceramics convey a similar message; artefacts of the same aesthetic that fill space with instances of existence.

Leonie carries on by utilizing the old techniques while exploring the new, thus creating art with a mark of her own. Literally.

Leonie speaks English, German and Greek.

July 2014_ TOGETHER4 (MYKONOS) Group
July 2017_ “My self as a room” (MYKONOS) Solo
May 2019_Just Art (Showroom10) Group
August 2019_ Objects born not made (KARYMBU TINOS) Solo
July 2020_When Law goes pop(!)_Project {Just/Art} (OPANDA ATHENS) Group
September 2020_Narratives from ceramic creations (ART APPEL GALLERY) Solo



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