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Konstantinos Trichas

MA work

Alliances

Based on previous projects investigating dialogue, collaboration, the process of making and the exploration of materials, I have focused on how a conversation between two people can result in a creative outcome.

Alliances is a collaborative project, where I invited designers, illustrators and artists to work with me. Each person was chosen in relation to their practice and cultural background. Taking flags as symbols of what people stand for, the outcome of each collaboration is a flag that we both believe in and includes the opinions we share. However, these subjects reflect broader concerns in society today, such as relationships, culture, heritage, language and identity.

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Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2015

  • My work is both playful and conceptual, focused on the creative process and engagement with the audience. I am interested in the idea dialogue, either in the form of collaboration or in the work itself. Finding common ground between different people is both inviting and challenging. I am interested in exploring interactions in a physical space and creating experiences for the audience. The creative process is transformed into an interactive experience between myself, my colleagues and the public.

  • Degrees

  • CHE in Creative Imaging Advertising, University of Huddersfiled, 2004; BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Vakalo School of Art & Design, 2007
  • Experience

  • Junior art director, Upset!, Athens, 2007–08; Art director, Cream, Athens, 2008–10; Designer, Busybuilding, Athens, 2010–11; Freelance designer (clients: Calling Brands, Sky Creative, Company, MPC, Earnest, Conran Design Studio, Alpha, What If, Blue Rubicon), London, 2012–15; Event manager, Ten Images for Ithaca, London, 2013–15
  • Exhibitions

  • Freedom, Greek Graphic Design Association, Athens, 2009; Ten Images for Ithaca Posters, Athens, 2010; Eco Heroes, Green Design Festival 2, Athens, 2010; Anarchy vs. Order, Design Walk, Athens, 2010; Show Us Your Type Posters, Offf Festival, Barcelona, 2012; Show Us Your Type Posters, Central Saint Martins, London, 2013; Light/Materiality, Second Home, London, 2014; Brave New World, Bootsbau Gallery, Berlin, 2014; Dean’s Suite, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Flow, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Skin/Cells, Rose Lipman Building, London, 2014; A Pen Can Build Faster Than the Hammer, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Island of Lost and Found, Royal College of Art, London, 2015
  • Awards

  • Second prize, Young Designers EBGE Award, 2008; First prize, Young Designers EBGE Awards, 2009; Calendar Design EBGE Awards, 2009; People’s Choice Award, 2011; Calendar Design EBGE Awards, 2011
  • Publications

  • Upcoming Designers, Adobe magazine, 2007; Young Designers, +design, 2007; Greek Design Awards catalogue 2009.; Green Design Festival posters, ViMagazino, 2010; Green Design Festival posters, Athinorama, 2010; Greek Design Awards Catalogue 2011