Discover the interview of Dimitris Chatzelas, located in Volos, Greece
How did you become designer ?
I studied Graphic Design at AKTO Art & Design in Thessaloniki, Greece. My primary interest was to become a comic artist, but i chose graphic design because there was no course back in 2006. So you could say that it happened by accident and until then i have no regrets choosing it. I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in concept art and from 2011 until today i work primarilly as a freelancer, having several collaborations with local design agencies in Volos, Greece, participated in various exhibitions in Greece and abroad, and always looking forward for new projects and collaborations.
How would you define your vision of design, your style ?
My approach is based on research and development, always working with concept, in order to create brand awareness
for clients who seek to communicate with their audience and stand out. Designing with concept always brings great results.
For the future, what are your professional projects ?
My recent collaboration with Delimenti food company was great with their pasta sauces series and there is also a possibility for pasta packaging.
I am assigned to design new labels for a couple of premium sauces (barbeque & spicy).
Also i’m on a cosmetics product design project witch looks very promising.
What do you like the most in your job ?
As a designer i have to educate myself. Every project that has a field that i am unaware of and i have to do research. The whole process of design is wonderfull. From designing drafts, to final versions. Graphic Design has given me more than i have ever imagined and i can’t be more thankful for that.