Maria Karapiperi

How is Medusa connected to the fashion industry? And why do many brands use horses and lions in their logos? What is the meaning of these symbols and where do they come from?

Since the Upper Palaeolithic period, humans have been using colours, illustrations of objects, and animals to visualize an idea or to convey a message. Today symbols are still being used by visual artists, designers, and authors.

Creative professionals are always required to come up with unique ideas. Frequently the ideas are very similar. Symbols are used as warning or informing signs, but also in the moulding of corporate identities. In her project DRAFT, Maria Karapiperi worked on an app that inspires, assists, and informs. It helps creative professionals to visualize their ideas faster and easier. The app provides users with the necessary information on how design elements are perceived, on their historical background and on similar designs that are already in use.

Maria Karapiperi

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Do the project documentation paralel to the project.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I'm seeing the world from another perspective.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I liked communicating with pictures.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

The freedom to work on projects we were interested in.

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