Oktober 23rd, 2013

week #52 – @tsevis / Charis


Who are you and where do you come from?
Hi! I am Charis Tsevis.
I am a visual designer living in a small sea side suburb on the southern part of Athens.
I was born and raised in Athens and I have studied in Milan, Italy.
I am in love with the sun and the sea and of course with design.

Share your twitter account with us and tell us what you are twittering about:
Mostly about creativity and design. I like to share great work of the world of design with my followers.
Sometimes I am also tweeting about social or political issues.

Tell us about your creative side:
I have been designing as long as I can remember. I am working as a professional designer since 17years old. Design is in the center of my whole life and it has influenced my whole perception of the world. I am trying to be creative in every other aspect of my life. I love to use what I have learned from design in cooking, teaching, traveling and any other activity I undertake.

What inspires you?
The first answer that comes to my mind is „absolutely everything“. Anything could be the starting point of a creative circle. From a beautiful moment in a day to an interesting taste. If I have to chose my favorite source of inspiration I would say that people are that source. People, stories of people and ideas of people are my favorite subject. Then, comes nature. The beauty that is all around us.

Time travel: Where would you go to?
Very good question. I am afraid I would love to go to many places and times. For sure I would travel to Pericles‘ Athens in the 5th Century B.C. I would love to be part of that society based on philosophy and democracy.
Then I would like to go back to the 20s in Europe. I would love to meet the futurists in Italy or the cubists in France. I would love to live with the artists that have influenced so much of our time.

Name your favorite present book:
My all time favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell. It’s the ultimate political book and the absolute human drama.
If you want a more contemporary one I would mention the books of Mario Vichi like „Donne Donne“ or „Perche‘ dollari?“. Vichi is an Italian novelist from Tuscany describing the post World War II Italy.  Ideals and human feelings are given through the simple form of crime novels. Vichi finds the way to be lyric but also very realistic.

Which tweeter would you recommend for @createandrotate and why?
One of my designers and thinkers is John Maeda @johnmaeda. Besides his great design or educational work John Maeda is also a very good Tweeter. Following him could open many interesting paths for you.

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