I’m Irene (Eirini) Ioannidou

I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, but my love for computers and audiovisual arts led me to Patras, where I had the chance to study Informatics and Mass Media.

I also hold a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics and I am currently on the last year of my second Master in «Teaching Processes, Educational Programs and ICT»

During my academic studies I have done research in the fields of Cyber Security and Data Privacy, as well as Data Mining and Learning Analytics and Virtual Reality.

I had the opportunity to work as a designer and a developer as well. I have worked for more than 8 years as a Visual Designer and a UI / UX Artist for a number of companies and organizations such as: the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the ATEI of Western Greece (MOKE), University of Patras,  IEEE and the “The Smile of the Child” (Hamogelo Tou Paidiou), but I have never lost my enthusiasm for Web, as well as Game Development.

I have been the co-founder and Art Director of “eNVy softworks”, a game development company based in Greece and the research topic of my bachelor’s thesis was on the “Digital Signal Processing to study the effects of video games to the human brain”. Currently I am running my own Creative Studio, Vongrid, and work as the Head of Engineering and Informatics (Patras Department) at the Institute of Vocational Training (IEK) Delta, teaching courses on the field of «Game & Web Development».