Kristos’ attitude to design marries the useful and the beautiful: a background in Fine Art and lifelong devotion to photography mirrors his skill in the utilitarian worlds of graphic design and typography.
After his Fine Art degree, he spent six years working in building and interior design before taking London Guildhall’s multi-disciplinary Design Management degree. A founder of design agency The KM Partnership in 1994, Kristos began a long association with The Prince’s Trust.
Working closely with The Prince’s Trust as a designer, brand guardian and business ambassador, his connection continues to this day: his recent work on their Celebrate Success 2012 scheme saw involvement at every stage of the project.
Founding the design company Edition in 1998 with Sam Sullivan, Kristos maintained his links with the charity sector, as he does now at Sparkloop.
A fan of Blue Note records and Saul Bass design, Kristos’ love of simple, iconic images and typography informs his own work.
“Each job is a problem to be solved,” Kristos says. “I like to think I bring close attention to detail in order to fulfil that brief. Even functional design can be creative if you have a passion for that detail.”