SOTIRIS TASIOPOULOS Footwear designer based in Greece. I graduated as a shoe designer from EL.KE.DE (Greek Institute of Leather) and I have been collaborated on various shoe projects. Shoes is my passion and I always like to come up with new ideas in the field. I can adopt in any enviroment and contribute in any upcoming project. So... Let's make some nice shoes...

Work Samples

  • CAAN FOOTWEAR

  • NIKE FOOTWEAR

  • ADIDAS FOOTWEAR

Work History

    • www.core77.com

    Collaboration with Greek shoe companies as a fulltime and freelance designer. Responsiible for: - all seasonal collections - ideation - sketching - renderings - art direction - development designed and built casual n' functional footwear concepts and developed them to prototype with the footwear designer teams.

    • EL.KE.DE. (Greek Institute of Leather).

    Footwear design studies n' graduation from Diploma in shoe design, development n' construction with the highest degree. Awarded with the yearly scolarship to United Kindom. SKILLS - photoshop CS 5 - illustrator CS 5 - sketching - rendering - art direction and graphic design - knowledge of materials and development - ability to present new ideas and concepts - development from design to prototype - good team player - flexible to travel

    • CAAN COMPANY

    (sports company specialized in teamwear and fitness clothing). I worked as a head designer to create the company's first ever athletic shoe production line. Responsiible for: - day to day running of the design office - the creation of all seasonal shoe collections - market and material research - colour combination - sketching - rendering - development design - overviewing the shoe product line - working closely with the production manager and management director. During the shoe design project I visited China where i developed my designs into proto-samples and final samples next. The fact that i was flexible on travelling, provided me the experience to connect with the chinese local market and factories and the ability to communicate in real time about the shoe process and development.

Education

  • EL.KE.DE

    • A DEGREE FOOTWEAR DESIGN
    • 1996 - 1998

    Qualified as a footwear designer specialized in design,development and construction.

Specialties

Awards

1999: Graduated with the highest degree from EL.KE.DE shoe design school in Greece after the final exams. Awarded the yearly scolarship to U.K. 2004-08: 12 times finalist on kicksguide monthly "artist series" shoe design contest. ( www.kicksguide.com ).

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