My name is Odysseas – Zigmount Milios and I am a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and artist.
I am married since 2008 and I have two children. I was born in Poland in 1980 and since my early days I realized that I am passionate about drawing and painting art. In 1988 we immigrated to Greece and for many years in school I participated in drawing and poetry competitions, winning various awards (as seen below). In ‘96 and for the next 4 years I was learning Pencil, Color and Charcoal Drawing, preparing myself for the Athens School of Fine Arts. But eventually I preferred the Graphic Design Studies which combined my passion for drawing, photography and new technologies.
I graduated first in grades classification, with a scholarship, in ‘07, from the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) Of Athens – Faculty of Graphic Arts & Design, the only school of Applied Arts of Higher Education in Greece. I worked in an Advertising company called “Beautiful People” for about 4 years, specializing mostly in fashion and food advertisement. Since opening my own office I have cooperated with several companies as a freelancer and consultant on advertisement strategies.
I sincerely believe that every business and individual must have a unique identity and every work needs to be attractive and eye – catching. Therefore, I try to create memorable designs; combining many techniques that I learned through those years, such as traditional painting / sketching, photography and computer graphics, making vivid identities, rich illustrations and high quality prints for all types of businesses and personalities.
Languages: Greek, Polish and English
Interests: Music (I used to play a bass guitar), painting (mixed techniques), graphic & hand made art, illustrations, photography, traveling, reading poetry & philosophy.
• 2005 – 06: Won four awards in Greek photography contests by the magazine “photographer” (Fotografos). Issues 137, 146, 148 & 155
• 1998: 2nd place in poetry, in the “Thessalian Poetry Competition” with the poem “Love – A Paradise on Earth”
As a graphic designer I have provided my professional services on a full spectrum of a variety of businesses and individuals. I can provide everything from custom logo design and corporate branding services, to print and promotional design and generate the right message in a unique way.
Due to copyright reasons I cannot upload many of my designs I made while working for other companies, but you can see them here: Deviant Art Gallery
As an illustrator I try to communicate feelings, attitudes and atmospheres using digital images. I use mixed techniques to make an illustration, such as an ink or pencil sketch, various photographed or paint materials I create or find around, models, self portraits, dead nature, e.t.c. In the end I combine them all in Photoshop to make an unique result.
I cooperate with two web developer and hosting companies (Red Penguin – Greece & Corvus Tech – Canada) to provide the best clean, sharp, professional website design that will adapt to the future growth of your business or organisation. Just bring your dream concept and we will built it together.
Inspiration is around us! I usually walk with a camera in my hand shooting various materials and scenery that I may use for my designs, illustrations and advertising needs. I also provide photography services for any of your advertising needs.
Sometimes in order to make the perfect promotion for a product you need an original and unique way to show it. Here comes the handmade art! I use various materials based on the situation and the needs of the product – item. Sometimes is better to leave the technology out and use traditional methods to make art.
Creating videos has become an integral part of our life but also of online marketing. Shooting a video is just one part of the job, where editing is equally important role. Video needs to be edited in such a way that it captures the interest of audience and ourself. I can transform your raw footage into a final product that you’ll be proud to show off to the world.