Irene Vergitsi is a woman of many talents: artist, designer, tutor, she’s a real survivor in the post-credit crunch professional landscape and she knows it!

Irene Vergitsi quickly learned she had the skillset to adapt to many different job descriptions and has been pretty much a chameleon ever since.

 

Irene Vergitsi, like many other young Greeks of her generation, spent her formative years in England. After earning a BA in Fashion Promotion & Illustration and taking intensive Textile Painting & Printing Techniques and Costume Design courses at the illustrious Central St. Martins college in London, she moved back to her native Greece in 2005. Although the credit crunch hadn’t really set in yet, she quickly learned she had the skillset to adapt to many different job descriptions and has been pretty much a chameleon ever since. The minute she moved back, she threw herself into an massive art project that most locals have yet to forget: the Athens Cowparade. If you’ve never heard of the term, then you probably weren’t living in Greece in 2005, or in Zurich in 1998 for that matter, when the first parade actually took place, in order to showcase local artistic talent. Vergitsi made her presence felt with Spidercow, inspired by her namesake superhero, which reached the 3rd highest bidding out of the 96 cows in auction. Spidercow was then hanged on the side of a corporate building on a central avenue, seemingly walking down the side of the facade! Getting off to a flying start, Vergitsi took a designer job at an animation company and then migrated to the marketing department of a luxury department store. Since then, she has launched her own homeware brand IV CASA, while lending her talents to various clients around the world, like Tom’s Shoes and Pinko. Her Qrator profile is a testament to her different interests and professional paths, a design all-rounder for the 21st Century!

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