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thanos makrynikolas/ CV


I started my studies and career as an architect, where I gained unique skills in architecture and 3d representations. On the way, I combined these skills with my source passion and enthusiasm for interactive digital environments and studied on an MSc level. After teaching at the University of Edinburgh for a while, I started my own architectural/ 3d visualization studio - Space Dreams, where I develop unique private projects, but also university collaborations.




SPACE DREAMS 3D - founder/ art director                                                           Edinburgh, UK - Athens, Greece/ January 2018 – Present

Lead designer on architectural projects.                                                                                                                     
Chief of 3d & animation development.

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH - 3d & animation tutor/ game design tutor                       Edinburgh, UK/ September 2017 – May 2019


Game design studio workshop tutoring.                                                                                                                     
3d & animation workshop tutoring.
Student assessment marking.

ART SIDE ARCHITECTS - project Architect                                                                                 Athens, Greece/  June 2015 – August 2017

Conducted 2D/3D work, including modeling, rendering and animating.
Developed and presented proposals to multiple clients, from concept to detailed design.
Used designing platforms (e.g. Rhinoceros, Cinema4D) and concept art/hand-drawing to achieve the desired results.
Oversaw onsite project implementation for 12 clients.

GREEK ARMY - Private/Project Manager                                                               Multiple locations, Greece/ September 2014 – June 2015


Managed a budget of €1.4 Million in several construction sites across multiple cities in Greece.
Oversaw 9 infrastructures to ensure accurate and timely delivery of the projects.
Led development of 16 proposals, including designs, 3D modeling, 3D rendering, and cost estimation.

KOSTAS FINES ARCHITECTSJunior Architect (part-time)                                                     Athens, Greece/ February 2012 – June 2014


Supported 2D/3D work for multiple proposals using 3dsMax/Photoshop.
Completed 6 renovations in modern and traditional Greek houses.




THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH - MSc (distinction) Design and Digital media               Edinburgh, UK/ September 2017 - August 2018

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (NTUA)BSc in Architecture/MArch                                 Athens, Greece/ June 2014


Graduation dissertation: “Renegotiating public and private space: Intervention pattern in the Athenian urban blocks” (grade 9,4/10).
Study abroad: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; Scholarship by Greek State Scholarships Foundation.
Internship: Kostas Fines Architects.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE – PIERCE COLLEGEApolytirion                                                            Athens, Greece/ June 2006


Awards: Graduated with Honours (grade 19.3/20)


Expert on 2D/3D design (AutoCAD/ Rhinoceros/ Cinema4D/ 3dsMax/ Unity)
Photoshop/ InDesign/ Premiere



5/2016 - Short film “Sea-nema” festival in Kefalonia: Produced and directed short film “confused”.
12/2013 - Short film festival by Onassis Foundation in Athens: Produced and directed short film “distance”.
5/2011 - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona: “Analysing the landscape of neolithic Catalhoyuk, central Turkey”
1/2011 - NTUA workshop: “Constructing an easy to deploy home for refugees”.



Language skills: Greek (native), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), French (basic).
Interests: Filming, gaming, reading, travelling, cooking.
Memberships: Technical Chamber of Greece (ARB equivalent), Greek Association of Architects (RIBA equivalent)

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