December 12, 2016

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Who are you :

My name is Axel Savvides and I live in Cyprus. I am a graphic and advertising designer, digital artist, amateur photographer and design software teacher.

Your current job :

I work as a freelance graphic designer at the “Studio” and as a design software teacher at Social Space Academy.

In which city are you located?

I am located in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus. The only divided capital in the world.

A word to define what kind of worker you are:

Experimental. I'm the kind of designer who can stay awake all night long to experiment with a new idea even if it does not turn out as I expected. I work better under pressure and I am always trying to learn new stuff and explore every new technology that can help me grow as an artist and as a professional.

What tools are...

December 5, 2016


Nice question!

In theory, any of those (plus others you haven't mentioned, like the open source alternatives Gimp and Inkscape) let you design a business card. If you are particularly proficient with one of them, you might want to consider going for that one to save time. While the three Adobe products have some similarities of use, they all require some learning time. If you have the time, I'd definitely recommend you pick one (spoilers: It's Illustrator).

InDesign's specific purpose is laying out printed materials. That's its strength, you can see it as a way of joining Photoshop and Illustrator elements into a new 'thing'. However, where it shines is with multiple pages (tools like text wrap are extremely powerful). Good thing is: It packages fonts and images all in one file, but file si...

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