Who we are!
We just love what we do! Our team of teaching staff are passionate about their work and where is passion, there is excellence on the result. They are here to transmit to our students not only the instructional material, but their own knowledge through the years of practice in the industry and working environment, in Cyprus but abroad too! From UK, to China, from Italy to Emirates and USA, this team have luggage’s full of experiences, knowledge and ideas.
Constantinos Economides is part of the DRAW Collective, and runs his own design studio in Nicosia, Cyprus, creating households products and interior spaces. He graduated with a MA in Industrial Design, at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. His work has been featured in international exhibitions such as London, Hamburg, Milan, Athens, Palermo, Valencia, China and Cyprus. Constantinos, collaborated with leading and influential designers such as the Campana Brothers and Michael Sodeau. He has also been a frequent participant and alumni at the Boisbuchet Summer Workshop in France, a cooperation with the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum.
Mike is a Pink Floyd fan who loves to design stuff in that order. Has gone from junior to art director in his own time as creativity cannot be pushed unless you have a deadline, which is a challenge eagerly accepted. He collects vinyl records and thinks that stand-up comedy should be an Olympic sport. Mike has studied Web Design at Scuola Politecnica di Design Milan (SPD) and Visual Communication at UCLAN Cyprus. He has worked in corporate environments and today manages his own boutique creative studio Mulder Graphics.
Andrea Comacchio was born in Switzerland, raised in Venice, but he would prefer to define himself as a citizen of the world. Traveling all around the world, he has been amazed by the beauty of deserts and middle-east landscapes. Cyprus won his heart, as it combines middle-east and Europe. Andrea graduated in Photography and Visual communication in the Fine Art Academy of Venice, starting his career in New York as Digital Visual Advertiser for big European fashion and automobile companies. Later, he started working in advertising agencies as an Art Director and Graphic Designer carrying out campaigns in the Press and Online Media. Now, he is based in Cyprus continuing as a freelancer. His greatest passion is photography and that is why he collaborated with Amnesty International and International Red Cross as a Photoreporter. However, he considers as his greatest accomplishment his old soviet matrioskas’ collection.
Nick is a game design and interactive multimedia graduate. A 3D designer, animator and illustrator with a professional experience since 2001. Avid gamer since the Atari era, national winner of the MS Imagine Cup for games in 2015 and creator of the Android game “Stick Vault Hero”. Cooking, swimming and playing music are a few of his interests among others.
George has a hobby making addiction and loves to design, fabricate and fixing things. Has made his dream come true by blending crazy geometrical ideas with his electronics and mechanical skills. He likes to follow smart technological updates, spend time with his comedy/drama pets-family and thinks that his dogs have more luxury life than him! Also, he believes that if u can’t handle caffeine you can’t be an engineer or a designer. George holds a B.Sc. in Architecture, 2011, and a Diploma of Architect – Engineer, 2012, both degrees from the University of Cyprus. He is an adjunct faculty member in digital communications and at the same time he is conducting his PhD research at the University of Cyprus. His PhD research focuses on industrial robotics and fabrication with new materials in architecture. By using advanced design tools for parametric design, automation systems, real time robot control and optimization, has conducted collaborations, tutorials and research on fabrication tools and Building Information Modelling. He has participated in several design competitions and received architectural awards for project designs in Cyprus.
Michael is an engineer geek who loves everything around science fiction movies. His dream is to one day be part of the actual Star Wars Universe. Apart from food, music and good friends, the other passion of his life is to design. You can find him spending a huge amount of hours in front of a computer trying to design the next big prototype. In his spare time, he is studying towards his Doctorate at the University of Cyprus. His interests lie around a more sustainable future utilizing renewable sources. Previously he has completed his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and worked as a Research Associate.
Antonis Poupazis is the founder of Competitive Edge Communications, a company active in the fields of marketing and business coaching, and co-founder of the winner company at ‘Start Up Weekend Cyprus - Entrepreneurial Business 2013, DIYFUL LTD, which provides do-it-yourself solutions online. With his MA in Marketing degree from Birmingham City University, and the BA in Management Design & Communications degree from the University of Central England, he is responsible for business consulting relevant to business and marketing planning, consumer surveys and mystery shopper surveys, media planning, operations and HR, rebranding and forming brand identity, business trainings, new business development and finally innovative concepts creations for various companies. He is an approved HRDA trainer since 2013 with great experience as a trainer for small and large enterprises in Cyprus. Petrolina, Lukoil, PHC, AJ Iacovides, A.Tricomitis, Municipalities, Petsas Rentals, American Academy, A&P Andreou Brothers are some of the companies he collaborated with.
Joseph Georgiou carries the wisdom of much more years than any other member of our team, studied in Stafford University, Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering, MIM and he is a holder of a Masters in Science degree in Production Management. He is a full timer Autodesk Software trainer, and has been approved by Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) since 1996. With more than 6.000 teaching hours, he provided training to private, government and semigovermental sectors. In April of 2016 he signed a contract with J&P to provide training in AutoCAD Civil 3D, to Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers in Abu Dhabi.
Danae is a holder of a MA in Industrial Design at Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) in Milan Italy, and a BA in Interior Design at Frederick University in Cyprus. Obtained various diplomas in Leadership & Management at ATTC Training Center, with content provided by Harvard Business Publishing, now she is the core and inspirer of Level Up Design & Computer Lab. Being passionate not only about Design but also on the unfoldment and understanding of the creative processes through manufacturing, she practiced her working skills in Milan as an Industrial Designer and manufacturer at ‘Artplay Factory by Angela Ardisson’ and in Moscow being responsible for the interior design project of Moscow Youth Centre. In parallel she worked as a freelancer in Greece and Cyprus. She is a coffee addict, dog lover, and sun chaser.