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About Aristotelis Barakos : After years of working as a model maker and constructor for major international film and museum productions, Aristotelis Barakos enrolled for a BA in Product Design at AKTO Art & Design College in Athens and graduated in 2013. Through his work, he strives to speak a global language while maintaining his own dialect, which reflects elements of his local culture. His vision is to create unique and human-centered products, by combining technology with human factors, ergonomics and design thinking. With every design project, he begins with an initial display, using both hand-drawn sketches and computer graphics. He then moves on to constructing working mockups and 3D prototypes at a scale, which provides for a natural three-dimensional representation of the object. This creative dialogue raises the level of inventiveness in his work and assists him in turning his ideas into something tangible, something that clients can feel with their own hands. Moreover, he engages in teamwork with engineers and other disciplines to further refine these ideas and get the most out of them. The products Aristotelis has designed range from ceramics, pieces of furniture and every-day objects to state-of-the-art technological devices and systems. In 2014, he designed the Gokey Charger, Cable & Locator, which raised over 1 million dollars at an Indiegogo campaign and is now in the production phase (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gokey-charger-cable-locator-memory-all-on-your-key-ring). Aristotelis has showcased his projects at several design exhibitions in Athens and has been included in the fourth edition of FUTURE TALENTS 2014 competition, which is featured inĀ the July/August 272 issue of the Italian OTTAGONO design magazine. (www.ottagono.com)
STATEMENT OF ART:
Love What You Do!

ORGANIZATION:
Ray Studios

EDUCATION:
2013, Product Design, BA, Middlesex University, Athens/ Greece

EXPERIENCE:
2006-2011, Model Maker, Ad Hoc Design Workshop, Athens / Greece
2014, Freelance Product Designer, Self Employed, Athens / Greece

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2013, Contemporary Rituals, Contemporary Utensils / International Museum Day, Benaki Museum, ATHENS / GREECE

2013, Design For Life, Italian Institute, ATHENS / GREECE

2013, TEDx Academy, ATHENS / GREECE

2013, Greek Design = Good Design, Greek Industrial Property Organization Helexpo, ATHENS / GREECE

2014, TEDx Academy Athens / D Alley, Megaron Mousikis, ATHENS / GREECE

EVENTS:
2014, Gokey, 4th Annual Greek Industrial Design Conference, Onassis Cultural Centre, ATHENS / GREECE

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2014, "Gokey", OTTAGONO, July/ August, Italy

ACCOLADES:
2014, FUTURE TALENT 2014, Cumulus Association competition, ITALY

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Greek (native), German ( Near Native), English (Beginner)

CLIENTELE:
Go Devices Inc, Eteo Olive oil,

WEB SITE:
www.aristotelisbarakos.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-01-16 11:44:54

COUNTRY:
Greece

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Aristotelis Barakos


Pebbles Plant Pots

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014
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