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CURRICULUM VITAE

Abraham "abi" Onassiadis

Studies:

1994 Postgraduate Diploma in Audio-Visual Design, Parsers Computer Graphics & Animation, Athens, Greece.

1993 Bachelor of Arts, major in Graphic Design and minor in Philosophy, C.S.E., Delaware State.

Professional Experience:

1993-present Freelance Graphic Designer, 3D Animator, Instructor.

1996-2012 Foundation of the Hellenic World, 3D Animator, Systems Administrator, Instructor.

1994-1996 Infocad S.A. as applications engineer and 2D/3D animator. Responsible for support and training customers on the programs Alias|Wavefront Power Animator, Lightwave 3D, Xaos Tools Pandemonium and nTitle, Integrated Video, Reflex, GTX Raster Cad, Alias Eclipse, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Clean Scan etc. on Silicon Graphics and Windows NT workstations.

1993-1994 M.C.M. Euromusic T.V. Club Greece (part time) as a graphic designer and project coordinator for the channel's activities in Greece and the proposal for the cultural Olympics 1996 at the site of Ancient Olympia.

1993-1994 College of Southeastern Europe, (part time) teaching Adobe Photoshop and Quark Express.

1990-1993 A.M.E.S. Architects and Engineers Ltd, as an AutoCAD designer, for the projects I.U.M. (Islamic University in Medina), RANYAH military base in Saudi Arabia, expanse of the US base in Souda Crete, the Vardinoyiannis office building at Marousi Athens. Also since 1991 at the presentation department using Auto-Shade, Corel-Draw, Designer-Micrografx, Excel, 3d-studio etc.

1990-1993 C.S.E. As work-study graphic designer creating posters, leaflets, invitations etc.

1984-1986 D.P. Toys (part time) designing and constructing hand made toys and season gifts.

1982-1985 Zannio Exemplary Lyceum (occasional) designing posters, leaflets, invitations etc.

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Software Experience Avid Softimage|3D & XSI, Autodesk Maya, 3D Studio Max, Newtek Lightwave, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Premiere, Curious Labs Poser, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Express, Cosmo Worlds, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and others. SGI Irix, Linux, Microsoft Windows (NT, XP, Vista), MacOS.

Operating SystemsSGI Irix, Linux, Microsoft Windows (NT, XP, Vista), MacOS.

Languages English, Greek

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Seminars:

2000 Modeling University, two days seminar on modeling for VR environments, SGI, Redding, UK

1995 Two days seminar on support and teaching Xaos Tools (Lightwave 3D/SGI, Pandemonium, nTitle), SGI Europe, Cortailiot, Switzerland

1994 Five days seminar on support and teaching the architectural program Reflex (AKA Pro/Reflex by P.T.C.), Reflex Systems Berkhamsted UK

1994 Three days seminar on support and teaching Alias Power Animator, SGI Europe, Cortailiot, Switzerland

1986 One semester Post-Lyceum seminars on free hand and architectural drawing, Ionidio Exemplary Lyceum, Piraeus, Greece.

Participations & Honors:

2006 Lecturer at the "Historical Memory Programmes for the European Youth-Cultural Technology Applications", held at Hellenic Cosmos, Athens, Greece.

2006 Participation to the conference "Cultural Convergence & Digital Technology", Athens, Greece.

2004 Participation to the conference "Cultural Convergence & Digital Technology", Athens, Greece.

2004 Participation to the European Union's project "Hellinourgimata", as part of the operational program "Culture-Intention of Knowledge Tourism" by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

2003 3rd honourable mention at «The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival», for best use of animation. For the documentary «House of Hermogenes» with the Foundation of the Hellenic World, Eugene Oregon.

2003 Participation to the conference "Cultural Convergence & Digital Technology" under the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens Greece.

2001 Participation to the European Union's project OPENISE, 1998-2001 with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

2000 Participation to «The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference», iGRID 2000, INET 2000, Japan, with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

2000 Participation to the «THE INTERNATIONAL 1001 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL», Constantinople, Turkey, with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

1999 Participation to the 5th annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists EAA, UK

1998 1st award at the 5th INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL FESTIVAL, Amiens, France. For the documentary "Miletus. a city in four dimensions", with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

1998 Participation to the 9th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FILM, Roveretto, Italy with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

1998 Participation to the 1st Virtual Reality in Archaeology Show, Spain, with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

1998 Participation to the EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF ARCHEOLOGOGISTS, Gothenburg, Sweden, with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

1998 Participation to the 2nd KINEON FESTIVAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DOCUMENTARY, Brussels, Belgium with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

1997 INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUY organized by the EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR HERITAGE SKILLS, Verona, Italy, with the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

1992-1993 Vice President of the Student Representative Council, College of Southeastern Europe.

1992-1993 Art director and program director of the art club "Ars Sudoriens", College of Southeastern Europe.

1991-1993 Member of the Southeastern Debate Society, College of Southeastern Europe.

1992 Dean's list of students, College of Southeastern Europe.

1991-1992 Member of the Student Representative Council, College of Southeastern Europe.

1991 Dean's list of students, College of Southeastern Europe.

1990-1991 Sensei's Koulis Deratsas assistant in Kodokan-Judo, for Ď.Í.Á. (Organization of Youth and Sports)

1990 Acquired a class C' professional drivers' license.

1981 Participation at a "Hellenic Red Cross" drawing contest.

1975-1982 Classical Piano Lessons, Hellenic Odeum, Piraeus, Greece (Held the love for music forgot everything else!)

1977 Captain's licence for Lightning class sailing boats.

1975 Licence for Optimist class sailing boats.