ioanna n. kyrtatou ︎
all-round creative & designer

heyo

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I’m an all-round creative & designer based (mostly) in Amsterdam.
I like coming up with the way brands think, look & tell their stories.

My hope is that by having a bit of a hybrid role with one foot in branding, the other in creative direction, and an elbow in graphic design, I can at least connect those disciplines and make some cool stuff in the process.



(1992︎2010)
Born & raised in Athens, Greece.
(2010︎2015)
Studied in the UK, at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art.
(2015︎2019)
Moved to Amsterdam with 2 backpacks to find work. Found some & stayed.



I live a second life as a traveller with a passion for analogue photography.
I also live a third one as a wannabe triathlete.

i have a dream

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“Our play becomes a party;
our party, work;
and our work —play.”


— johannes itten; bauhaus; 1919 —

My approach is holistic, allowing all aspects of my life to inspire me and consequently influence my work. I’ve hence discovered that the more I expose myself to a variety of experiences, the better my work has become. 

︎ Is it possible to be a true hybrid in a world where focus and specialisation is more important than ever? 

︎ Can my work become a celebration of exploration; my play a party of sharing new ideas, and ultimately my work turn into play?

Let's find out, shall we? ;)

︎ Currently: freelancing & available for new projects ︎

skills & services


︎ Branding & Visual Identity
︎ Brand Strategy
︎ Graphic Design
︎ Concepting & Ideation
︎ Deck building & Pitching
︎ Art direction
︎ Campaign
︎ Social
︎ Finds everything exciting

selected clients


︎   SONOS
︎    Nike
︎   KPN
︎   Moxy by Marriott
︎   Domino's
︎   Arran Aromatics
︎   Simyo
︎   XS4ALL
︎   De Rechtspraak
︎   Squalan
︎   Bavaria 0.0%

languages


Greek             ︎            native
English          ︎            fluent
Dutch             ︎            advanced
Italian            ︎            basic
French            ︎            basic

experience


︎ a bigger circle, Amsterdam (Mar 2018 – Jul 2019)
All-round Creative

︎ oy, Amsterdam (Feb 2016 – Feb 2018)
Art Director & Designer

︎ CROWDYHOUSE, Amsterdam (Oct 2015 – Jan 2016)
In-house Digital Designer

︎ Folkstudio, Edinburgh (Sep 2014 – Jun 2015)
Co-Founder & Creative Director

shout-outs to homies


︎ Black Childish
︎ Daan Kemp
︎ James Crossley
︎ Mark Visbeek
︎ Tania Shoukair
︎ Tim Arnold AV
︎ Zeno Koenigs

awards & features


︎ Best Up-And-Coming Young Designer
Nominated
@
Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2014
,
judged by It’s Nice That and Grafik.

︎ Ediburgh College of Art on Openstudio project
Interview and feature

︎‘Taking part in someone elses nightmare’
short story published in Who Knows magazine
(online & print)


Sounds good?
Let’s chat!


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︎hello@ink-work.com
︎+31 619 893 276