Artist/ Elena Mourdjis

London, United Kingdom

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Elena Mourdjis

Elena Mourdjis

introduction

What's Happening

Employment

02/17/2014 - Present

Technology Will Save Us

Location:

Hackney, London

Technology Will Save Us is a company which encourages people to be makers of technology - not just consumers. This is achieved through a range of DIY kits that, through the process of assembling, teach individuals how to solder, program and invent! At TWSU I create video content as part of educational initiatives such as Code Club, and also promotional content to excite people about the possibilities in the range of kits. I also work at events to teach people hwo to assemble the kits and also talk to the general public about TWSU, such as The Gadjet Show in April this year. 

Employment

Out of Print

Location:

London

Out of Print at the London Design Festival 2012

This project involved building a letterpress and type from scratch. The project discusses issues around the unprecedented levels of information produced from the growth of digital media. By attempting to consume ever more, do we end up understanding less? How do we make sense of all the information we consume? With traditional printing techniques and language processing software, Out of Print explored this question. A project in collaboration with Roma Levin, James Cuddy, Danilo Di Cuia and Goldsmiths students.

More information and short films can be found at:

http://www.sixthirty.pm/portfolio/out-of-print/

Education / Qualifications

09/06/2010 - 06/03/2013

Goldsmiths, University of London

Qualification:

Design (BA) 2:1

Location:

New Cross, London

Design at Goldsmiths is a multidisciplinary course, where the design process involves cultivating concepts and ideas through challenging cultural and societal norms. I produced work in a variety of mediums to suit the concept - my strongest being film and making.

Design (BA) was a challenging course which engaged independent thinking, leadership and team skills. More importantly, it taught me to see the world from new perspectives and transcend old ways of seeing, to enable the production of more unqiue and contemplative designs. 

Education / Qualifications

09/14/2009 - 06/01/2010

London College of Communication

Qualification:

Foundation Art and Design Diploma Distinction

Location:

Elephant & Castle, London

Final Year Project: "Oh Plums"

Through Graphic Design I discussed the  discourse of unhealthy eating epidemics across London and globally.

Skill

Strenghts: Making and Film

To date I consider my strenghts to be product design and film work, whilst I am also efficient in graphic and interactive design. I am competent in using digital design programs and complement these with the abililty to hand-draw detailed sketches, and am able to craft objects from prototype to finished pieces.

Programs of which I am to a high standard:

Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro 7, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office suit, Keynote.

Soft skills:

I am a likeable and easy to get along with character. I take others opinions into consideration and enjoy constructive feedback. I like a challenge and work well in a team. I am confident in my decisions and have my own point of view. 

Employment

07/12/2014 - 07/14/2014

'Breaking Convention'

Location:

Greenwich, London

Helped film a series of talks held at Greenwich - filmed sound and visuals. 

Employment

06/17/2013 - 12/31/2013

Alexander Brown

Location:

Locations around London

Assistant for director Alexander Brown. Runner for production company Nice&Polite.

Employment

05/01/2014 - 09/01/2014

Short Form Film

Location:

Farringdon, London

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Reciprize competition

Where from:

EBLEX, 5 by 25

The App Business

The 'SoundBites' App resulted from a competition in conjuntion with Goldsmiths, 5by25 and EBLEX. The competition asked for a new way of teaching the age group of 18-25 to learn how to cook. The idea I imagined was to allow people to learn through spoken recipes, and through winning the competition, the idea was developed into an App.

I created this short film to illustrate my idea for Audio Apps. It was presented to EBLEX and 5 by 25 at the competition 'Reciprize'. This can be seen in the link below:
http://vimeo.com/67880450

I was able to intern with 'The App Bussiness' during the Apps development, it was a highly enjoyable experience. The recipes were spoken by Dave Lamb from 'Come dine with me', and it was released in September 2012. Below is a short film I made to illustrate the Apps different functions:

http://vimeo.com/50395557

Showcase

05/01/2014 - 08/05/2014

Kin Design

Role:

Film assistant and helped set-up

Location:

London

Kin: LCF BA Catwalk exhibition

As part of further work for the research and design studio Kin, I was asked to help with filming and set-up of the London College of Fashion BA Catwalk show and exhibition 2012. 

A link to the short film is below:

http://vimeo.com/45693851

Employment

10/06/2014 - 06/02/2014

Goldsmiths, University of London

Location:

London

Employment

06/21/2010 - 07/07/2014

The Chase

Location:

Manchester

Education / Qualifications

09/09/2002 - 06/01/2009

Chesham Grammar School

Qualification:

GCSE's

Location:

Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Art and Design B

Photography A

Psychology A

(AS Level Economics B)

Work Availability

Available for

Part-Time, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off