Nassos Kappa

I'm Nassos Kappa an award-winning designer working in branding, visual identities, and digital media design. —Born in Greece, based in London. Former Creative Director at Tribal DDB & OgilvyOne, currently Design Director at Tigerspike.

In a nutshell

I’m a designer that aims to help humans play nice with design and technology. I often collaborate with companies big and small doing branding/identity, publication, and digital design.

I’m always curious about new technologies, and how they can be used to help humans in breakthrough communication ideas and solutions. My practice focuses on design systems that bridge digital and analogue media, using the qualities of each to the other’s advantage.

Skills & services

Creative & Art Direction ⟶

Developing ideas for unique innovative experiences, within teams, from Creative Strategy to Hands-on Execution and Production Management.

Design ⟶

Branding × Consulting × Information Architecture × UX/UI design across platforms & mediums, from client brief to the final pixel-perfect product.

Currently

Design Director & co-founder ⟶ Tigerspike Next

I am the co-founder of Tigerspike Next, a global team that researches and delivers ‘what’s next’ for Tigerspike and its customers. Working as Design Director on the implementation & evolution of the Tigerspike brand, from group strategy and messaging to branding design. Focus points: Ownership of group brand & marketing. Delivering operational efficiencies. Increasing lead gen through partner channels. Capitalising on emerging technologies.

Side activity

Creative Director & co-founder ⟶ We Are BitniksJury Member ⟶ European Design Awards

Work availability

I’m focused and passioned about the great work we do in Tigerspike Next but you can see some of the Current Projects that I’m working on now, in the below list.

Between these and being a husband and father the time is short, although I always enjoy a good challenge and I like helping people. — Feel free to ask for help or consulting.

Current Work

01. Branding + Collateral + Website for a writer and curator
02. Branding + Design direction for one of the most inspiring tech companies
03. UX Audit + Research for a travel company
04. Research for a personal side project

Work examples

For any work examples or other requests please @ me.

Clients

With more than 17 years of experience, I had the privilege of working on projects for clients like: United Nations, Emirates Airline, IKEA, Channel 4, BP, Louis Vuitton, Lloyds Bank, Thames Water, Daily Mail, Bacardi, Dove, Vichy, Toyota, Nestle, Vodafone, OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation), Alpha Bank, Public.gr and for some amazing start-ups, both as individual or resident of agencies like TribalDDB, Upstream, OgilvyOne and Tigerspike.

Personal Projects

Bitniks (Digital Creative Solutions) An awarded creative digital design team. —
Soon revisited…

Typogreek (Typography/Photography) An initiative of two (Panos and me), a collaborative photography project, with many respected creatives, based on greek street typography. The project is still live and oſten updated and was well covered by Greek media.

Talks

2016 — TEDxUniPi “Design Living”
2014 — 5th Behance Portfolio Review Athens “Narrate Your Work”
2013 — AllThingsFacebook Conference “Nothing Is Possible Until It’s On Facebook”
2012 — Cannes Lions Digital Com. Council Greece “Technology Bends Limits”
2011 — Digitized Digital Design Conference “Evolution in Digital Media Design”
2011 — Graphica Greek Graphic Design Exhibition “Web Design for touch devices”
2010 — Jelly Talk on Design “Design from Print to Web”
2008 — Design Panorama Graphic Design Conference “A web design history”

Member of Design Juries

2016 — European Design Awards (Digital)
2015 — European Design Awards (Digital)  
2014 — 
European Design Awards (Digital)
2013 — IMC European Awards
2013 — European Design Awards (Digital)
2012 — European Design Awards
2012 — EVGE (Greek Design Awards)
2011 — European Design Awards
2010 — NYF Innovative Advertising Awards
2010 — European Design Awards
2009 — Ermis Web Awards
2009 — WebAwards

Honours & Awards

2016 — European Design Awards, Finalist on Information Websites
2013 — 
Greek Design Awards. 1 Award, 1 Merit
2012 — Ermis Awards. 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
2011 — Greek Design Awards. 1 Award, 1 Merit
2009 — Ermis Awards (Greek Ad awards). 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
2009 — Gold Young Cyber Lions (local). Represented Greece in Cannes.
2007
— Shortlisted in Cannes. Toyota IQ local campaign.

Proud of

Being a key initiator of a ‘social graphic design’ project with a massive number of designers participating with posters supporting and promoting social messages inspired by big riots happened in Greece (2008).

Taking part in “Crisis is a Greek Word” project (2014). A global initiative to describe Greece in the times of Crisis. The ongoing depression that affects more countries every day has inspired 48 top Greek Visual Communication Designers, with more than 1,240 international and national distinctions, to participate for the first time at a common exhibition, its sole aim being to convey a message of creativity to the World.

Being the first ever speaker of Digitized (Southeastern Europe’s most important annual meeting for the people working in and around the digital design scene), opening the first event in 2011.