Elsa Pakopoulou CV

2004 International Webmasters Association Certificate in Web Design
1999 BS Interior Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
1994 BA in Crafts, University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1991 AS Graphic Design, Dimitrelis Institute of Art and Graphic Design


Photoshop 7, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel). Proficient in both Mac and PC environments


09/2008 -present Private English Tutor for children and adults in all levels of English as a second Language

01/2003 - present    www.etsy.com/shop/elsahats, NYC, NY  - Kilkis, Greece Accessories Designer / Webmaster
Designs and customizes one of a kind handmade hats, and jewelry. Contacts vendors and markets the objects to selected boutiques worldwide.

01/2003-09/2004       Victory Scenic, Philadelphia, PA, Scenic Painter
Developed and executed designs for trade-show booths and area restaurants. Created set designs from start to finish for the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Special skills include: backdrop layout and execution on muslin, scrim, foam, Masonite and corrugated board, aging techniques and sculpting.

06/1997-1999 - and 2001 - 07/2003       Vitteta Group, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Interior Designer
Designed and produced numerous drawings as well as 3-D models for murals, carpet designs, lighting installations and furniture pieces for the children's sections of the branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Selected soft and hard finish materials such as fabric, carpet, stone, tile and flooring. Assisted lighting designer to select wall colors and lighting fixtures. Designed formal presentations for public schools, federal courthouses, health care facilities and corporate offices. Co-coordinated communications between all members of the design team. 

Nominated for 1 out of 4 outstanding awards from Vitetta Group Inc, for design capability fulfilling the goals and ideals of Co-Operative Education  in Drexel University. Received the Mary McQue Epstein Award and the letter of Commendation from the Department of Design Faculty from Drexel University for diverse ethics in "Green Design".

1998 - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
"Redefining the Wedding" - Presented and performed a gown made out of branches and hand painted silk that was selected from a previous performance at Painted Bride Art Center earlier that year.
1998 - Painted Pride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
"Redefining the Wedding" - Fashion Extravaganza - Performed with a group of dancers and actors showing a collection of theatrical experimental costumes and head pieces.
1996 - Laurie Wagman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
"Mixed Media" - Student show.Designed the invitation card and participated by displaying an installation of suspended woolen hats.
1994 - Sandy Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Participated in a mixed media student show displaying atmospheric large scale paintings.