Hello, I'm Chris Ellinas and I love solving business problems, through design thinking!
I believe in good people. Good work is secondary.
I had the opportunity to work with engaging clients and brands around the world. My main client right now is Netflix and Disney+ where I design logos for movies and tv series (You have probably seen some of them but I can't tell you which they are...yet🤫).
I have worked with some other large companies in the past and as employ in advertising through Ogilvy.
I'm also into video production for a local tv-series and most importantly online education which will be my main focus this year. I'm also designating my free time to help and teach creatives about the business part of the design industry and people that are looking to jump to the next level.
(You can find more free content on my youtube channel and podcast, link ⬇)
I like to focus my time on a small selected number of Mentees per year, so I'm asking for three main things from you before you apply:
💪Be ready to put on the hard work, physically.
🎨Expect to be challenged, creatively.
🧠Be open-minded, mentally.
Some of the topics we could talk more about are:
• Career launching (design, freelance, employee, youtube, podcast).
• Career growth & coaching.
• Finding your next client.
• How much to charge?
• The business part of the creative process.
• Process refinement.
• Portfolio/CV Feedback.
• Land your dream job.
• Create a tailored study plan or career strategy.
• Start your own Business.
• How to run your business.
• How to film yourself.
• Designing or Video editing issues.
• Personal or Business issues.
• Finding your life/career purpose.
• Open talk... (about your favorite Netflix tv-series maybe?)
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
And get ready to lunch in T minus 10...9... 🚀
Wait… there's more, if you look around you can find more about my work and portfolio, get free help from my videos, and be inspired by my podcast:
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5 out of 5 stars
Chris is undoubtedly a talented mentor, I am grateful for the support that I'm receiving. One thing I would like to highlight is how organized he is with the sessions – especially with goal setting. He puts in the effort to make them motivating and creative. I learned the importance of pushing myself as a graphic designer, it is helping me build my confidence and skills with passion. Not to forget the compound effects of having a great accountability partner. Highly recommend :)
5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend Chris!
5 out of 5 stars
I'm a graphic designer and illustrator, my main goal was to start my career and get a job in a company after finishing my studies, and thanks to Chris I did! I also got a lot of help and a better understanding of how things work in the real world, something I had no idea about how to get experience after finishing design school. The reviews of my work and tips for interviews were very helpful. Overall the most helpful for me was the push in the right direction and the push to work harder!
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We will send you a quick email if Chris has new open spots for mentorship, and only in that case!