I truly admire the raw humor he drives through his personal projects, and I often find myself lost in the delicate designs at his professional works!
I asked my talented friend Antonis some complex questions around internet & social media through a Graphic Designer’s perspective. Check out what he replied!Thanos Chatzitsakos
You prefer working on projects for the Screen (like web design) or Paper (like illustrated books)? and why.
I prefer print projects. Physical objects have value. Unique textures and colors. And by the time they get printed, they cannot be modified. Even mistakes make them special.
What do you think about social media and online portfolios today? Do you have a favorite platform? One you hate but you “have to” use it nevertheless?
Social media are the cheapest and most efficient way to promote your work as well as a great source of inspiration. My personal favorite is Instagram. An image oriented platform, perfect fit for designers and artists. My less favorite is Linkedin which is mostly consisted of boring resumes.
What type of paid projects, are you mostly passionate about?
The ones that actually pay. :)
Lately its common for “Creatives” to express through various different art forms, and possibly mix and match their skills. For instance you have the skills to create your own promotional webpage for your illustrated book. Just a few years ago, it would take two different job fields to accomplish that. Can you explain this? and how does it make you feel.
Well, first of all, the Internet brought an extreme democratization of knowledge. Nowadays, self-taught designers can compete with and even surpass university graduates. Additionally, there is a certain standardization of the internet. Almost everyone can have a decent-looking website by using free online templates. However, in order for anyone to achieve excellence, he will probably need to focus his skills and energy on a specific field.
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