Born in downtown Athens in 1981, he studies Sociology at the Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences.
Using personal computers since the late 80’s and internet & the web since the late 90’s, he then acquires an MA in “Virtual communities: socio-psychological perspectives & technical applications” foreseeing the radical ramifications that the popularization of web publishing tools, known as web 2.0, would bring to nearly every level of life’s organization.
Early 2008, he publishes his Thesis, the first thorough & extended academic research on the Greek-speaking blogosphere entitled “Blogging in Greece: profile, motivations & practices of greek-speaking bloggers” while actively participating in the emerging greek-speaking blogging community by founding a well-known teamblog already running since 2005.
At the same time, he works with both business and non-profit organizations in a number of new-media projects; political communication, entertainment industry, academic research, activism & journalism related.
In 2010, he joins Communication EFFECT ‘s team, responsible for the Digital Communication department development as EFFECT ‘s Digital Director for clients such as Ericsson, Spotify, Airbnb, Athens Brewery, TedxAthens, Intralot, National Opera, Ministries, Municipalities, political parties and more. Communication EFFECT is an integrated communication services agency affiliated with Edelman, the biggest independent PR network globally.
In 2014, he returns to free-lancing and his multi-tasking interdisciplinary background. He participates in creative, complex and conceptually pioneering web projects by developing, designing and editing websites & social networks and in integrated online-presence strategy planning for clients such as Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Panathinaikos, Athens Biennale, Golden Dawn Watch, European Public Law Organization, , Institute for Experimental Arts, MediaHub, Vermantia, political parties and more.
In January 2015, he is recruited overnight at the office of the Greek Minister of Culture of the Hellenic Republic working on day-to-day Ministry’s portfolio.
September 2015, when refugee crisis erupts, he moves to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the press office of the Alternate Minister of EU Affairs working on day-to-day Minister’s portfolio.
November 2016 – July 2019, he moves to Maximos Mansion and joins the office of the newly-appointed Minister of State & Government Spokesperson of the Hellenic Republic as an expert advisor working on day-to-day Government & spokesperson ‘s portfolio.
February – November 2020, he is returning to the art world as head of communications department of the 7th Athens Biennale 2021 ECLIPSE, responsible for strategic communication planning, public relations, press & digital office. AB7: ECLIPSE is produced by the Athens Biennale, co-financed by the Hellenic Republic and the European Union, performs under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and is realized in partnership with Onassis Culture.
January 2021, after a small break and due to the pandemic, he is now back to free-lancing from his home office developing e-shops, news, cultural & academic websites and their complete online presence for clients such as the Museum of Cycladic Art, Association of Social Anthropologists, Âme Nomâde, Frank Tailor, Pedal Greece & more.
That’s it for the moment.
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