Visual Designer / Columnist / Founder and Creative Director of Graphic Stories Cyprus
Aggeliki MK Athanasiadi works as Visual Designer since 1999, under the name "makad ”.
She studied graphic design in AKTO, Athens - Greece, having gained a strong background in printed and digital communication and in advertising. She worked with advertising companies, as a freelancer and with large print-shops of Athens. She worked as an Assistant Art Director at the “Attica Publications Group”, for the technology oriented magazine PC Magazine. Important was also the cooperation with the creative agency Syllipsis for the creation of the albums "Greek Political Cartoon - The serious side of a funny art" and "150 years Varvakio - School life in a historic school". She has also worked with pharmaceutical companies like Novartis, Pharmanel, Menarini, UCB etc.
She believes in the effectiveness of teamwork and personal and professional development through continuing education. She completed a three-year training program in Interior Design together with an annual educational program in Business Administration. She is a founding member of the Greek community of Visual communication designers VCDC - "Visual Communication Designers' Club". Since July 2014 she maintains the regular column "Grafistories aka Graphic Stories" in the cultural supplement of the newspaper "Politis", on graphic design and Visual communication. The articles are also hosted at the blog makad.cy. She likes to share her passion and knowledge for design and is always willing to offer to the community. In 2015 she participated in the 14th Countryside Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World as responsible of communication and coordinator of workshops. In 2016 she organised the "Behance Portfolio Reviews" in Cyprus.
Aggeliki is Founder and Creative Director of Cyprus Visual communication Designers Meeting, "Graphic Stories Cyprus", with the aim of imparting knowledge and specialized technical training as well as exploring the contemporary trends of graphic design.
Participation in exhibitions | Distinctions:
2017 | Distinction of the international poster project "Loves Me / Loves Me Not" - "Voli Me / Ne Voli Me" -
2017 | Collaboration with Amir Hosseinzabeh & Didem Catal for the project "Like for Poster".
2017 | Participating project in collaboration with Felipe Jácome López, in a poster project entitled "For the Next Generation", from the Group Worldwide Graphic Designers.
2017 | Participating project in collaboration with Felipe Jácome López, in a poster exhibition entitled "Sing Me a Poster", from the Group Worldwide Graphic Designers, at the 3rd Graphic Stories Cyprus, at Nicosia, Cyprus.
2016 | Participating project in collaboration with Felipe Jácome López, in a poster exhibition on the theme of "Friendship and Tolerance", from the Group Worldwide Graphic Designers, at Toolkit | Designers Meeting, Thessaloniki
2015 | Poster exhibition on the theme of "Culture of Seduction [the seduction of culture]”, a call to 23 designers from the 2nd International Conference of Semiotics and Visual Communication, ICSVC, Cyprus, Limassol
2015 | August 2016 attended the "Free Engraving Lessons in memoriam A. Tassou" offered by the "School-Museum Hambis Printmaking", from the engraver Hambis. Her work was distinguished and awarded and participated in the exhibition that followed in September 2015.
2015 | "10 years Museum of typography", honorary distinction between 30 designers in the international poster contest and participation in the exhibition of the Museum of typography in Chania Crete
2015 | Call for poster design with subject "W | Design for Life", for breast cancer- Design Tookit, Thessaloniki
2014 | Poster exhibition entitled "Gaza Poster Exhibition" - Turkey, Erzurum
2014 | Call for poster design with theme "SOS Serbia Poster" - Adam Rakicevic, Belgrade [the revenues from the posters that were gathered were given for victims of the disaster of Cyclone Tamara at the initiative of designer Adam Rakicevic]
2014 | Poster exhibition with the theme "10 years of the Benaki Museum" - "gr design magazine", Benaki Museum, Athens
2012 | 26th art exhibition ENAZ, Cyprus, Nicosia
2011 | 25th art exhibition ENAZ, Cyprus, Nicosia
2009 | Poster exhibition on the theme of "Life" - Greek graphic designers Association, Athens
2004 | Poster exhibition on the theme of "Time" - "ten images for Ithaca", Ithaca//ergo2//
2004 | Distinction of a project in collaboration with the Miltos Karras on "Time" - "ten images for Ithaca", Ithaca
1999 | Poster exhibition themed "Anti-war stance on the war in Yugoslavia" - AKTO, Gallery "Stavlos", Athens
1993 | Poster exhibition "Painting on the fences of the Subway" - Varvakeio, Athens