My name is Elsa Kyriakidou and I am a Milan Domus Academy graduate. During my studies in Milan I had the opportunity to work under the supervision of professors highly acclaimed in the field of modern design. Before this I studied at the Department of Wood & Furniture Design & Technology of the Technological & Educational Institute (TEI) of Larisa, based in Karditsa, where I received scholarships and awards. I have headed design departments of different firms in Greece since 2005. In 2010 I established Athens Design Yard, which undertakes various custom made design projects and also has its own brand of design objects, 100% designed and made in Greece, which can be found in many design shops, museums and showrooms. For the last 3 years I've been teaching Product Design and Ergonomics at Vellios School of Art, a lifelong learning center.