Hello, I am Michaela

A user interface designer based in Amsterdam

My Portfolio

My Portfolio

Visual designs on multimedia applications

Personal Profile

I was born in Greece spend my childhood on Corfu island and later studied and worked in Athens until late 2011 when I moved to Amsterdam.
As a person I always want to make a difference with what I do, I have a natural enthusiasm to discover and learn new styles to all aspects. I like to create things in both my personal and professional life. It gives me energy and motivation.
I am also a highly experienced professional, an innovative thinker with a passion to deliver. Challenging myself to investigate my projects from different points of view fascinates me and at the same time it secures the delivery of a solid solution.

Key Achievements

Lead designer for connectivity products

After a successful year of hard work leading our new Connect Box interface design project, I earned a new title at Liberty Global.

Amsterdam, Jan 2015

Liberty Global

After almost 12 years of working for companies in Athens, I came across a bigger challenge. Working for Liberty Global, the largest international cable company active in 14 countries, including 12 in Europe. For the past 4 years I was given amazing opportunities to create user interfaces on different multimedia platforms like TV, connectivity products, mobile devices and tablets reaching millions of users in all 14 countries we operate in, icluding ZIGGO, Virgin media, Unitymedia, UPC.

Amsterdam, Dec 2011

Generation Y

I started working as a senior web designer at Generation Y, a fast growing interactive agency with international customer portfolio.

Athens, Jul 2011

Greek Geeks S.A.

After 6 years working at the software company I looked for more challenges and so I started a new job as a senior web designer at Greek Geeks, one of the most famous interactive agencies in Athens at the time. There I had the opportunity to work on much more commercial projects with companies from all kinds of fields like Telecommunications, Media, Fashion, Sports etc. My work had impact on significantly bigger number of users. My skills on User Experience, User Interaction and Visual Design were naturally broadened a lot.

Athens, Jul 2006

Senior web designer

Achieved a promotion to a senior web designer role at PROFILE S.A.

Athens, Jan 2004

PROFILE S.A.

My first job as a web designer at PROFILE S.A., an international solutions provider for the Banking and Investment Management industry.
My role was to design interfaces for complex web based applications such as web banking or investor relation platforms. Furthermore I learned HTML, CSS, and was able to understand and configure basic java script, VB script and .Net in order to work and apply my designs on sight for security reasons. I was very enthusiastic and gained significant knowledge out of those projects. I also achieved promotions & rapid progression to a senior role due to consistently good results.

Athens, Sep 2000

Apprentice work

I started as a graphic design apprentice in a film production workshop, gaining lab design experience

Athens, Feb 1999

Graduation

Degree IN Graphic Design & Interior Decoration from ARTES - Art & Design College

Athens, Jun 1997

Contact me

Find me at LinkedIn

https://nl.linkedin.com/in/mmakadasi

Send me an e-mail

mmakadasi@gmail.com