Hi Katie!

My name is Fivos and I am a designer, coder, and maker.

As I am really interested in the UI Designer position at Wellcome, I decided to design this page in order to support my application.

RésuméPortfolioCover letterWebsite

Education

Goldsmiths, University of London

Oct 2017 — Dec 2018

MA Design: Expanded Practice
Studio: Spaces & Participation
Distinction

University of Westminster

Oct 2012 — Sep 2013

MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Merit

University of Essex

Oct 2009 — Jun 2012

BSc Business Management
Second Class Honours

Skills

  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Invision
  • After Effects*
  • Audition
  • Premiere
  • Fusion 360*
  • Rhinoceros*
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • Git
  • JavaScript*
  • PHP*
  • Jekyll
  • Kirby

* Learning or lightly familiar

Experience

Longaccess

Sep 2013 – Aug 2015 / Athens

Lead User Interface Designer

Led design and worked closely with software engineers. Designed and developed user interfaces for three complex web platforms using Sketch: Longaccess, Deepfreeze.io, and BigStash. Created user-centred designs for Mac OS and Windows native apps. Developed and maintained an evolving set of style guidelines. Managed and guided contractors to ensure timely product launches and meet deadlines. Involving all team members in the thought process, I always kept the optimal user experience as a priority with a focus on Human-Centred Design principles.

Self-employed

Sep 2012 – Present / London & Athens

Multidisciplinary Designer

Designed and developed landing pages and user interfaces for individuals, small teams, and large corporations working remotely as well as in-house. Consulted startups on design strategy and collaborated with software engineers, copywriters and marketing managers.

Babography

Jul 2014 – Dec 2014 / Athens

Freelance Design Consultant

Led design, consulted and collaboarated with software engineers, and redesigned the company’s online presence.

Studio INI

Aug 2018 – Sep 2018 / London

Design Prototyping

Assisted with design and hands-on prototyping the installation for the 2018 London Design Biennale’s Greek pavilion which was installed in the courtyard of Somerset House as centrepiece to the exhibition.

Something & Son

Jun 2018 – Jul 2018 / London

Design Intern

Assisted with A Common Ground: an interaction design project at Tate Britain.

Forensic Architecture

May 2018 – Jul 2018 / London

Project Volunteer

Assisted in investigating the murder of Greek anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas. Worked primarily on video editing, audio editing and syncing, and subtitling.

Windows App UI

Windows App UI

Mac OS App UI

One page website

Landing page

Branding page according to existing design system

Web design & code

Animated landing page

Dear Katie,

Motivated by my appreciation for Wellcome’s purpose in improving health by helping great ideas thrive, I would like to express my interest for the UI Designer position. I am a User Interface Designer and Front-End Developer with over 5 years experience working on user interfaces for small startups as well as large corporations. After teaching myself these skills and having put them into practice both as an in-house as well as self-employed designer I was accepted into Goldsmiths, University of London’s MA Design: Expanded Practice programme where I graduated in December with a distinction.

I have extensive experience with responsive design and mobile-first principles and as a coder with strong HTML and CSS skills, I understand how mockups should be designed in order to be fully responsive. Being attentive to detail, highly organised, efficient, and always willing to expand my skill set and learn new design tools and methods, I am comfortable working in multidisciplinary teams as well as individually. I am confident in developing and maintaining design systems as well as working with a focus on human-centred principles. I would be excited to be part of your team and use my skills for an organisation like Wellcome Trust that aims to lead significant change in responding to some of today’s biggest health challenges. Finally, in exploring Wellcome’s current website I have been considering ways that I could implement low-tech design principles—a practice I have recently started incorporating in my work—to minimise the website’s environmental footprint, which I hope to discuss with you.

I would appreciate your consideration as I believe that my skills, previous experience, and willingness to support Wellcome's mission make me an ideal match for this position. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss more about this at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards,
Fivos Avgerinos


afivos.com

References

Nassia Inglessis

Founder and Lead Designer at Studio INI

Edward Brial

Senior Designer and Engineer at Studio INI

Panayotis Vryonis

Founder and CEO at Longaccess

Juliet Sprake

Senior Lecturer in Design & MA Project Supervisor

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