Born in Athens, Greece, Elias migrated to the US where he received his BA and MA degrees. He started his professional career in the mid-90s working for tech startups focusing on web technologies and being a part time faculty in various educational institutions. An instructor and mentor over 20 years of teaching experience Elias has taught both graphic and web design courses in corporations, universities, and colleges.
In 2008 he started 3rdElement.com, his personal free online training blog teaching subjects on Photoshop, Web Design, Photography, Illustrator, and 3D tutorials which have also been published and shared to various prominent community blogs (Cgtuts+, Design Instruct among others) for all graphic and web designers. His lectures focus on creative examples from start to finish so students practice, troubleshoot and finish a whole project.
He has developed an iOS application; the Hagia Sophia Tour Guide (three different languages) based on one of the architecturally most recognized museums in history. He is an avid amateur photographer collecting materials for his lectures as well as enjoying casual photography.
Elias is currently residing in Istanbul, Turkey teaching at a private university participating in all aspects of visual communication design.