So, who is this person?

Sup, I'm Vasilis

I'm a designer / developer working out of Athens. My hours are spent as a UI designer / front-end developer at Softomotive. In my spare time I like listening to music, biking and watching movies.

C'est moi

So far, so good

Through my career I've been engaged with user interface design, front-end development, graphic design, animation and product management.

I enjoy working with committed teammates with a strong sense of humanity. The choices I make are guided by the wellbeing of people, communities and the environment.

My current setup

I work equally well on both Windows and Mac however my main working station is Windows

How I gets down

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Work experience

Enjoy the journey

Softomotive, Athens

Senior product designer & front-end developer (April 2019 – Currently)

Softomotive is a leading RPA (Robotic Process Automation) development company based out of Athens.

RPA is like having a personal assistant in your computer that automates repetitive tasks, so you can actually focus on things that only humans can do and thrive while doing.

  • UI/UX design for WinAutomation
  • Branding
  • Front-end development for online products & landing pages
  • Tools: Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Invision, HTML, CSS & JS

ContactPigeon, Athens

Lead UI designer & front-end developer (April 2016 – April 2019)

ContactPigeon is a marketing automation platform for Ecommerce. It's a super cool company helps clients like L'Oreal, Pizza Fan, ABB, The Body Shop, Plaisio and many others do some great things online!

As a lead designer of an agile product team I used to advise other designers and developers throughout the lifecycle of a project to help them meet high standards of usability and design.

I was also responsible for creating mockups (Balsamiq / XD), converting them to HTML and finally connecting the JS functionality.

  • Responsible for all phases of the UX process
  • Re-designed almost every part of the platform
  • Designed and developed numerous products and features
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, JS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Balsamiq & XD

Ellinopoula, Athens

UI designer & front-end developer (June 2015 - February 2016)

Ellinopoula is a start-up based in Athens with a mission to teach children of Greek imigrants around the world the Greek language through entertainment and interaction.

  • Teamed with the marketing
  • Designed and coded new pages and banners
  • Tools: HTML, CSS, JS, Photoshop & Illustrator

Sam media, Amsterdam

UI designer & front-end developer (April 2011 - April 2015)

Sam Media is a mobile content services company active in 30 countries with annual revenues reaching 20 million USD. Its pages are viewed by 50 million unique visitors per month.

  • Teamed with the marketing
  • Built successful banners, web and mobile landing pages using an agile methodology
  • Designed pages featuring a variety of consumer products, mobile apps, games and services
  • Set up and monitored A/B tests
  • Tools: HTML / CSS, Photoshop & Illustrator, ActionScript, JS, GreenSock & 3DS Max

LR Health & Beauty Systems, Athens

Designer & front-end developer (April 2010 - July 2010)

LR Health & Beauty is one of Europe’s leading direct sales enterprises with offices all across the world.

  • Designed animated banners
  • Designed presentations which combined video, images and music
  • Tools: HTML / CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, After Effects and 3DS Max

Hellenic Army, Greece

Drafted (April 2009 – March 2010)

Childrens Hospital, Athens

Volunteer (February 2009 – April 2009)

This experience was truly unique and still affects me. In this institution, all I did was a big effort to put a smile on children's faces.

Dousis Publications, Athens

Graphic / web designer (March 2008 – March 2009)

Dousis publications is a group which owns many magazine titles along with online blogs. The founder Tasos Dousis was the host of the popular TV show "Icons".

  • In collaboration with marketing, I successfully designed all the advertorial pages
  • Social media banners
  • Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark & Flash

Potnia Thiron (art gallery), Athens

Graphic designer (November 2007 – November 2010 outsourcing)

Potnia Thiron is a contemporary art gallery in Exarcheia. It was chosen to be established there because the owner, Elisavet Lyra, loves the intense spirit of the neighbourhood which makes her heart pulpitate. It mainly features artists who are strongly opinionated about things and have a socio-political argument.

  • Designed catalogues, fliers, posters & web site elements
  • Collaborated with external partners to set up exhibitions
  • Tools: Quark, InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator

INKY, Athens

Graphic designer (October 2006 – November 2007)

INKY is mainly a t-shirt printing but not just! Check out the website to find out more.

  • Designed t-shirt stamps
  • Designed shop window stickers (sales etc)
  • Tools: Illustrator & a Roland plotter that did wonders!

ContactPigeon logo
Sam Media logo
BIOS logo
Plaisio logo
INKY logo
LR Health&Beauty Systems logo
Potnia Thiron logo
Traveller's Icons logo

Education

We don't need no

Middlesex University (AKTO), Athens

BA in animation & interactive media (2008)

Degree pending upon thesis' completion & submission.

Birmingham University, Birmingham

BSc in artificial intelligence and computer science (2003)

Freshman year completed, degree frozen.

Technical high school, Athens

Computer science and networks (2002)

This is where HTML begun for me. I graduated with a GPA of 17.5

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Random access memories

A glimpse of my life

Music makes the people come together

What music do you listen to whilst designing?

Vasilis Kolip combines design with development to help create complete websites and webapps swiftly and successfully. He works on every project with the belief that humanity, creativity and purpose, transform companies and their relationships with the people they serve.

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