Interview with the graphic designer and illustrator Elena Gisi

Elena Gisi is a pretty girl from Greece and also a talented graphic designer and illustrator. Her profile is creating logos, icons and graphic elements for various projects. She already has a lot of experience in the design field. It is very important to her that the client is satisfied with the work and she can be proud of her creations.

She has a very stylish website, Vector Stories, where she displays her graphic work. And her wonderful icons can be seen on the Pink Moustache site. Now let’s read how Elena answered questions from the experts at Designioustimes.

How long have you been designing?

In total I have been designing for 10 years. Of those years I worked as a freelance designer for 4 years and 6 as a freelancer.

Do you have any special education?

At the Greek School of Art I studied interior design. As for graphic design, I am self-taught.

What is the most important thing in the client-customer relationship?

I am most happy when my clients are happy with the result and I can be proud of my work.

Do you have a favorite job?

I like this work for Porcupine the most.

What tools and programs do you use?

I use Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, crayon, paper and scanner.

What inspires you most?

Nature, books, magazines, music. I love visiting photo galleries.

Who is your design authority?

Catalina Estrada is my favorite designer.

I really like this design. Tell us about him.
I love nature very much, so I chose to live away from the city. And in this work I tried to capture the beauty and colors of nature.

What has been your greatest achievement to date?

I think my greatest asset at the moment is my clients who believe in me.

What do you do in your spare time?

In my free time I paint, go out with my friends and my boyfriend, and watch movies with a bottle of beer.

Do you have a favorite computer game?

I’m not that great of a gamer, but sometimes I play Myst. It’s an interesting game and good graphics.

What is the hardest thing for you to design?

The hardest thing for me is the client who doesn’t respect me as a designer and who thinks he knows everything about everything.

What advice would you give to aspiring designers?

Do what you really love. Only then will your work make you happy for the rest of your life.