HELLO

EXPERIENCE

My name is Marina Ierides!

I am a designer, engineer and activist specialising in interactive design for installations and performances with a passion for design for social impact.

Creative Director

Avocadots Digital Studio

2020

Head of Design at avocadots digita studio, creeating digital identity for companies and individuals through websites and e-commerce sites. Avocadots are a fresh young and innovative digital studio delivering unique results.

Experiential Designer

ABR Studio

2020

At ABR, we are a small team of creatives working on various projects around the experiential design realm. 

Interactive installations, architecture, large cultural events, and festival design and organization.

Current Position: VR social event platform Project Leader and Head Designer. 

EDUCATION

EXHIBITIONS

A 15th-month course that allowed me to explore the capabilities of various technologies to design experiences, spaces and products. Through this masters, I was able to learn a new skillset and I have gained huge exposure to new and emerging technologies.

Projects included:

lamda.cubed.: an interactive object that visualises sound

we.ar___.: a series of interactive projects aiming to bring exposure on the issue of the pollution caused by fast fashion.

Throughout the time of the master’s I had the opportunity to exhibit and present my work to a wide audience.

A well-rounded course that has helped me develop my design thinking as well as my problem-solving skills. Training to become a Designer with a good practice and understanding in engineering. The program is taught in such a way, to allow  students to experience group work and individual projects in a way that reflects the industrial reality. Throughout these 3 years we have done several projects and collaborations with some major companies like Johnson & Johnson, Ford and many more.

MArch, Design for Performance and Interaction 

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

BEng, Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering

Queen Mary University of London

2015-

2018

2018-

2019

Creative Design Intern

Creative lead on a project with an aim to create a VR experience in collaboration with a fashion designer. 

DBLG Studio

2020

Visiting Design Tutor

Offering individual and group tutorials to all undergraduate students taking the Design Module. Discussing their design work and how they should proceed.

Queen Mary University

2020

Content and Projection Specialist

A project done in collaboration with students from the National Film and Television School to produce an advertisement film for the ODEON iSense Cinemas

Freelance

2019

Content Designer and Creator

A project done for the Bartlett School of Architecture for the visuals displayed for the Summer Show event. The visuals included branding of the event and abstract visuals to accompany the music of the event

Freelance

2019

Research & Development Intern

My responsibilities included, working on improving the product I created for the company, taking part in new projects and brainstorming meetings to come up with innovative solutions.

DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson

2018

Graphic & Branding Design Fellow

Ample Maps App

Working as part of a small team aiming to create a start-up application, has allowed me to work in-depth on the designs and play a vital role in the decision-making process of all design-related issues. 

Creative Director

TEDxQMUL

As the Creative Director of TEDxQMUL, I was in charge of all creative and visual content as well as the management of all the related tasks.

SKILLS

Software

Programming

TouchDesigner,

Blender

Cinema 4D,

Unity: VR/Vuforia/VFX/3D

PureData,

MaxMSP,

Autodesk Fusion 360, Adobe Creative Cloud,

Resolume,

Microsoft Office

iWork

Unity Scripting

Python Scripting

Processing

Basic HTML,CSS, JS

Arduino

Current Positions

2018

2015

Fountain of Hygiene

The Design Museum, London, UK

Fountain of Hygiene

Bompas & Parr Online Exhibition, Worldwide 

Solo Exhibition

ArtFix Gallery, London, UK 

 

EXIT exhibition

Ugly Duck Gallery, London, UK (postponed)​

 

Fifteen Exhibition

The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK  

 

Future of Retail

Samsung Experience Store, London, UK 

PRESS

DesignMuseum.org

InteractiveArchitectureLab.org

Exhibition, Fountain of Hygiene

Research  Article

Dezeen.com

InteractiveArchitectureLab.org

Fountain of Hygiene

We.ar___.

UCL.ac.uk

AxisMag.jp

Enclothed Cymatics

Design Review

TED.com

Amplifier.org

TEDxQMUL Team introduction

Posters addressing Covid-19

CONTACT