Nikos Georgopoulos Marlon Tate

Nikos Georgopoulos

Creative Director,
Founder

Nikos is the Creative Director and founder of Marlon Tate. Described as ‘sensitive, considered and essentially poetic’, he is best known for creating ideas driven visual identities and advertising campaigns for creative clients. In 2020, he branded Greece’s first coliving brand, ‘Ilior’, as an imaginary country and in 2021 he launched East London’s biggest urban regeneration project as a cultural moment.

Nikos rose into prominence when it was announced that he is collaborating with friend and famous photographer Polly Brown on a trilogy of sci-fi projects entitled ‘Time travel branding’. The first chapter of the trilogy premiered at the prestigious ATypI conference in New York and received positive reviews from critics and press, who praised Nikos’ ‘fictitious but brilliant universe’.

Before Marlon Tate, Nikos spent a decade in London working as an art director for Frieze Art Fair and Fashion Space Gallery. He taught Branding at London College of Communication from 2017 to 2021 and in 2018, he was named the first-ever Head of Graphics of Pollard Thomas Edwards overseeing the award-winning brand narrative of Eastman Village. Nikos also serves as the Creative Director of ‘Moments’ magazine for the popular Greek newspaper ‘To Vima’ and Archisearch. He studied at Vakalo (BA Hons, MA) and at Camberwell College of Arts (MA) in London, conducting practice-based research exploring the relation between Identity and Archives.

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Stella Habipi

CEO

Stella is an architect, urban designer and researcher with experience in the UK and Greece. She is also serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Marlon Tate. She graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) in 2015 with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design. Her research and thesis focused on complex large-scale design problems arising from conflicts in the Mediterranean and the Arab region. Her thesis, States in a City, proposed a phased post-war reconstruction strategy and design proposal for Aleppo in Syria.

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Klaire Havaki

Klaire Havaki

Creative

Klaire is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in interior architecture. She joined Marlon Tate as a creative in April 2022. She holds a Masters Degree (MA) in Visual Communication—Graphic Design from Vakalo Art & Design College and a Bachelor (BA) in Interior Architecture & Design. She has experience working in local, national, and international projects of varying scales and creative fields, spanning across experience design projects and spatial narratives. Before joining Marlon Tate, Klaire worked as a designer, art director, and project manager in numerous multi-contextual teams.

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Karina Shabanova

Creative

Karina is a graphic designer from Athens, Greece. She joined Marlon Tate in September 2020 where she is closely working with Nikos on different creative projects across different media indlucing visual identity, advertising, books, and motion design. Before joining Marlon Tate, Karina was an in-house graphic designer at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) where she worked on designing the creative for Instagram and Facebook event posts; IG Stories and digital applications. She also developed designs for posters, flyers, on-site banners and exhibition graphics. She was also invloved in designing visual graphics for #snfccAtHome.

At Marlon Tate, Karina has worked on projects such as the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, UDO website and brand book as well as contributing on the design of the marketing material for Wallis Road and the exhibition ‘The Archaeology of Light’ for the Greek Ministry of Culture.

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Pavlos Vythoulkas

Strategic Planner,
Associate

Pavlos is a Strategic Planner and Social Media Manager at Marlon Tate. He strives for reality interpretations, capturing socio-culturally truthful layers, then well-curated to generate meaningful impact, both collectively and individually.

Before Marlon Tate, Pavlos was the Strategic Planner of Mullen Lowe Athens and Ogilvy One Worldwide, extracting customer insights as a mixture of attitudinal and behavioral mapping, to navigate creative content into aspiration – forward, ubiquitously enriching, customer experiences. During this time he created the media planning and Social Media Marketing Strategy for clients such as Coffee-Island, Greece’s leading coffee-to-go chain; Jaguar-Land-Rover; Playstation; Allianz; Intersport and others. Pavlos believes that it is all about making the most of culturally responsive insights and reality projective extracts, unveiled in the form of strategically truthful campaign platforms. Value attribution and clarity is mandatory to end up igniting sentimentally impactful creative ideas, applied through contextually meaningful and adaptive channel formats.

Pavlos holds a BA in Communications and Marketing and an MSc in Marketing and Marketing Management from ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens.

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Eliza Soroga

Creative

Nikos Georgopoulos is a Greek art director, writer and acclaimed songwriter. He is the Creative Director and founder of the award- winning creative agency Marlon Tate. Described by fashion icon Rob Phillips as ‘sensitive, considered and essentially poetic’, he is best known for creating ideas driven visual identities and advertising campaigns for creative clients including Frieze Art Fair, EMI Music and the Architecture Foundation. In 2020, he branded Greece’s first coliving brand, ‘Ilior’, as an imaginary country and in 2021 he launched East London’s biggest urban regeneration project as a pop-up cultural moment, managing to attract the attention of a sceptical local community.

Nikos rose into prominence when it was announced that he is collaborating with friend and famous photographer Polly Brown on a trilogy of sci-fi projects entitled ‘Time travel branding’. The first chapter of the trilogy premiered at the prestigious ATypI conference in New York and received positive reviews from critics and press, who praised Nikos’ ‘fictitious but briliant universe’.

Before setting up his award-winning agency, he spent a decade in London working as an art director for Frieze Art Fair, the Architecture Foundation and Fashion Space Gallery. He taught Brand Identity at London College of Communication from 2017 to 2021 and in 2018, he was named the first-ever Head of Graphics of London firm Pollard Thomas Edwards. In this role, he oversaw the award-winning brand narrative and identity of Eastman Village and Wallis Road, two new neighborhoods that were built in the city. Georgopoulos also serves as the Creative Director of ‘Moments’ magazine for Greek newspaper ‘Kathimerini’ published by Archisearch. Nikos studied Graphic Design at Vakalo (BA Hons, MA) and at Camberwell College of Arts (MA) in London, where he conducted practice-based research exploring the relation between Identity and Archives.

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