Nikos Koutsis


Nikos Koutsis was born in 1972 in Athens, Greece. He studied Graphic Design and worked in the field of animation for a couple of years, before earning himself a position as the visualiser of the Greek MacCann Erickson brunch in Athens. A couple of years later, in 1995, he had the opportunity to attend a training course at the Disney Consumer Products studio in Paris, one that he had to give up owing to unavoidable military duty.

In 1997 Nikos set up his own studio where he worked as a freelance editorial illustrator for magazines like Nitro, Metro and PC Magazine. At the same time, he specialized in designing mascot characters for a number of leading companies in the Greek market, such as Cosmote (mobile telecommunications company), Delta/Danone (dairy products company), Chipita (snack products company), Ethel (organization of Athens urban transportation), and many others.

Since 2004 he has been creating comics for the international anti-piracy campaign of Adobe Europe and the environmental awareness campaign of UNEP DTIE in Paris. Currently, he is working as a colourist for US Publisher Image Comics, on the Savage Dragon on-going series and as a penciler/inker/colourist for US publisher Blue Water productions on The Imaginaries mini-series comics.

Last but not least, he frequently writes articles for Greek graphic design magazines like +Design and Adobe magazine and also works as an instructor in a leading art & design private college (ATKO).