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Nick Sotiriadis // About me

"Doing design for a living is one thing - being alive for design is exhilarating!"

I am Nick Sotiriadis, 41 from Greece. I've been doing design professionally for the past 21 years, but I guess I've always been curious and restless when exploring everything around me.

I started my journey as a web designer and over the years I evolved into a product designer, but also a developer and a 3d modeler. As a perfectionist, I cannot settle for anything less than exceptional quality for my work.

My utlimate goal is to make people excited about a project - whether it is a product, a website or an interation that pops. I focus on information being direct and easy to absorb, intuitive design and clear flows.

On my free time, I just do some more design. When I am not designing, I am simracing, gaming or helping others figure out solutions to their problems over at stackoverflow.

I am always available for anyone that needs my help, so, don't hesitate to contact me if you are in any kind of trouble I can help you with.

For convenience, you can also download this resume in PDF format. Also in light theme.

SKILLS, COMPETENCES & PHILOSOPHY

Evolving technologies require new approaches and ways to interact with products; new challenges are approached with excitement and anticipation while they are considered opporunities for improvement. User excitement is the driving force of my passion to create intuitive solutions to complex challenges.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

As a designer I draw inspiration by all aspects of life - other people's work, nature, architecture, movies, video games. I believe knowledge should be shared, so I help others any way I can - both in real life and also by providing to the online community of developers.

  • Different designs for different audiences
  • Safe design patterns than bleeding-edges
  • Code should be maintainable
  • Text should be left aligned!
  • Consistency is more important than pixel-perfect designs
  • I prefer bug-free than more features
  • Small details matter
  • Negative space plays a major role
  • Data-Ink Ratio =~ 1
WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER

PCCW Global, 03/2015 - Present

Improve user experience, accelerate development by forming (and coding) a design system used by multiple products.

LEAD WEB DESIGNER

Green Apple, 10/2006 - 10/2012

Designed and developed more than 20 commercial websites.

LEAD WEB DESIGNER

www., 05/2001 - 12/2012

Designed and developed more than 80 commercial websites. Participated in multiple EU cultural projects.

FREELANCE WEB DESIGNER

Self-employed, 12/2008 - 03/2015

Designed and developed more than 20 commercial websites. Modeled and delivered industrial quality 3D models.

EDUCATION, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFIED SAFE 5.0 PROGRAM CONSULTANT

Updated 2020

BACHELOR DEGREE OF RADIOLOGY

8 years experience in the public service (2008-2015)

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

HTML / CSS / Jquery

Expert use, using common patterns and best development practices.

WORDPRESS / D3

High level of proficiency - able to take on and successfully complete any challenge.

3D HARD SURFACE MODELING

Industrial quality 3D modeling and visual representation.

IMAGE EDITING / VIDEO COMPOSITING

Deep knowledge of image editing tools and fairly proficient with video composition tools.

OSes / OFFICE /HARDWARE

Excellent use of the office suite, fair knowledge of multiple OSes, hardware enthusiast.

SOFTWARE & TOOLS

Photoshop, Figma, Illustrator, After Effects, Rhinoceros, Unreal Engine, Maxwell Render, Git, PHP, Wordpress, Atom, Invision, Whimsical, Jira, Confluence

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Top 4% Overall - stackoverflow.com

Global Web Design Award (x2) - Pepin Press

CG Choice Award - forums.cgsociety.org

Professional Award - 3dm3.com

Frontpage - cg-cars.com

Frontpage - evermotion