Nikos is a Greek-British art director, writer, model and singer. Described as ‘sensitive, considered and essentially poetic’, he is best known for creating narrative-driven brand identities and advertising by combining fiction and surrealist storytelling. In 2020, he branded Greece’s first coliving brand as an imaginary country and in 2021 he launched East London’s biggest urban regeneration project as a festival of electronic music.
Labelled by the UK design press as ‘pop star art director’, Nikos rose into prominence when it was announced that he is collaborating with famous photographer Polly Brown on a trilogy of fictional projects entitled ‘Time travel branding’. The first project premiered at the prestigious ATypI in New York and received positive reviews from critics and press, who praised Nikos’ ‘fictitious but brilliant universe’. As of 2022, Nikos is represented by the talent agency ‘All American Speakers’ along with Jessica Walsh and Brian Collins. His work, has been featured in publications such as Vogue, The Brand Identity and It’s Nice That and he has been lecturing internationally about the idea of blurring the boundaries between graphics and fiction. Since 2021, Nikos also serves as the Creative Director of the iconic fashion magazine OZON, which he redesigned completely, managing to draw attention for its provocative style and visual appeal.
Before Marlon, Nikos spent a decade in London working as an art director for Frieze Art Fair, Fashion Space Gallery among other Institutions. He teaches at London College of Communication and in 2018 he was named the first-ever Head of Graphics of Pollard Thomas Edwards in London overseeing the award-winning brand narrative of Eastman Village. He studied at Vakalo College of Arts (BA Hons, MA) and at Camberwell College of Arts (MA) in London, conducting practice-based research exploring the relation between Identity & Archives.