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Spiros Halaris is young talented illustrator and graphic designer. He currently studies fashion illustration at London College of Fashion. Don’t look that he is young, Spiros’s portfolio is amazing! He has worked for Swide by D&G and The Hub, designed t-shirts for Topshop/YourEyesLie and Ah-mazing, collaborated with the fashion designers Ziad Ghanem and Hemyca for London Fashion Week. And he has already had 2 exhibitions. One in Brussels called “The Believers” by LaFortuna Studio and another in London called “The Art of Fashion” by FashionCapital.
About Spiros Halaris
I am an illustrator and graphic designer. I have been freelancing and working in the design industry for some time now and one thing I have discovered is that I certainly wouldn’t be able to work in any field other than a creative one. I envy people who are good at maths and science!!!!!
My ” turning moment”
It was pretty sudden for me. I always drew and doodled but I never considered that this could lead to a career. Not even a job actually! But six years ago I discovered the world of graphic design and illustration and since then I’ve never turned back! Thinking about it now, I think I’ll stay there for good! It fulfills me and it’s so natural for me now that I couldn’t move to any other profession.
My way of promotion
That is indeed true but I think all professions are competitive and hard to break into. The internet and social networking media are the ultimate promotional tools in 2011. One thing I really like is getting things in the post so I sometimes send things out to people I admire or would love to work with as it adds a more personal touch when approaching them.
My special ritual would always involve music or a visual that trigged my inspiration.
That would be the ultimate roller coaster!!! I spend days listening to Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Antony Hegarty but then I’ll suddenIy switch to Nicki Minaj and Robyn.
A perfect day
It would include lots of magazine reading, sketching out of ideas and trying out different compositions.
Measure of succes
That is a good question. I consider something a success when I’m truly happy with the result and then a great audience reaction would make it an ultimate success. For me as an artist, I feel ultimate satisfaction when my work can be inspiring and influential to a wider audience.
Thank you Spiros!