Cordula Alessandri was born in 1960 in Salzburg, Austria.
She studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and at the age of 24 she became art director of DDB Needham worldwide, Vienna. In 1987 she established her own studio "alessandridesign" creating packaging, editorial and corporate design, advertising and financial communication. "alessandridesign" has received numerous national and international awards. From 2003 to 2005 Cordula was teaching at the University of Arts in Saarbrücken, Germany. Her performances are mainly focused on "Sense and Sensitivity in Design". Cordula Alessandri is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Andreas Angelidakis was born in 1968 in Athens Greece.
He studied architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture and got his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, New York. He has lectured widely in Greece and abroad and maintains an experimental practice, often based in Athens. His work has been the subject of or included in exhibitions at the Centre d’art contemporain – Grenoble, MU Foundation - Eindhoven, Fargfabriken - Stockholm, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Athens, Sonar Festival - Barcelona, Venice Biennale 2000, Biennale Sao Paolo 2002, Experimenta Design Biennal Lisbon, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam and more. Publications include L’Arca, Purple, Interview, Arkitekten, New York Times, Visionaire, Citizen K, Contemporary, Arftforum, Metropolis M, Textfield and more. He is part of the group “Neen” with artists Miltos Manetas and Angelo Plessas.
Angelos Bakas lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He studied film at the Stavrakos Film School and went on to attend film seminars in Kunstgewerbeschule in Switzerland. He received his diploma in Typographic Design from the London College of Printing and attended classes in Visual Communication at the HDK, Berlin. He has worked as an Art Director, organised graphic design departments in companies and schools, and taught Typography and Graphic Design. He was the publisher, editor and designer of the quarter-monthly magazine ACRO. From 1997 until 2004 he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Wales Newport, UK. Since then, he contributes to the www.hegrade.gr website under the alias "acrobat", where occasionally he runs design and typography workshops. He designs typefaces for Cannibal and has written and published three books. He is an active freelance design consultant and copywriter.
Jonathan Barnbrook was born in 1966 in Luton, UK.
He studied graphic design at Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. In 1990 he founded his own studio and has since developed a multifaceted practice which includes graphic design, typeface design and motion graphics. He has worked with clients as diverse as artist Damien Hirst, the anti-corporate collective Adbusters and property developments Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. He is perhaps best known for his provocatively named fonts, such as Mason (originally released as Manson), Exocet, Bastard, Prozac, Nixon and Drone. The controversy surrounding this work stems from its subversive nature and strong social commentary.
Sadik Karamustafa was born in Turkey in 1946.
After working for advertising agencies and publishing companies, he founded his own design studio in 1979. In 1989, he began teaching at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In 2000 he founded Karamustafa Design Ltd. with his daughter. His posters have been selected for various international collections. He has lectured and conducted workshops in many countries around the world, and has served as a jury member for a number of international design competitions. His main field of activity, is social and cultural design. Sadik Karamustafa is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Vaggelis Liakos was born in 1976 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He studied Graphic Design/Typography at Plymouth University, UK and obtained his MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmith’s University, London, UK. In 2000 he founded Beetroot design group with Alexis Nikou and John Haralambopoulos. Their work spans in all fields where graphic design is applicable (editorials, visual identity, digital video & motion graphics, corporate identity). Among their clients are companies and organisations in Thessaloniki, Athens and abroad. Beetroot has won two Mega EBGE Awards (2006 & 2008), two EPICA European Creative awards (2004 & 2008), an Ermis Award (2005) and two European Design Awards (2007 & 2008).
Aleka Papadia was born in 1969 in Athens, Greece.
She studied archaeology in Athens but the world of advertising won her over. Since 1994, she has worked for McCann-Erickson, Publicis, TBWA, Aspect and Lowe. Today she is Head of Creative in Upset!
Throughout her career she has developed concepts for companies like Nestle, Lever, Volkswagen, Seat, Vodafone, Tim, Opap, Hellas on Line and many more.