I started my career as a journalist in 1992.
I have been working in the journalism field for almost 30 years collaborating with newspapers, magazines and TV channels.
Meanwhile, I had been creating fashion beaded jewelry myself.
When the newspaper I was working for since 1995 bankrupted because of the economic crisis, I decided in April 2016 to found the bilingual (Greek-English) FB magazine JEWELRYbox to keep on working as a journalist, to network with the people involved in the jewelry world and to express my passion for jewelry. Also in 2017, I founded again on FB the JEWELRYbooks club, a club for jewelry book lovers.
Μy JEWELRYbox Magazine was a media sponsor of both Greek jewelry platforms: A Jewel Made in Greece in 2017 and Athens Jewelry Week 2017, 2018.
My future plan is to have a website built to promote Greek jewelry history, worldwide.
2016 - present
Founder of the online (FB) JEWELRYbox Magazine
My magazine is a page on FB. It is the only jewelry magazine that is being published only on FB. My aim is to network with people in the jewelry field, to show them my work and to reach a wider audience so as to have a website build in the future. Up to now, my magazine has reached 4000+ organic likes and I feel very proud because I work very hard every day trying to find interesting content, to present inspiring works and to interview artists of international acclaim.
2017 - present
Contributing Editor to the contemporary jewelry platform KLIMT02
Since September 2017 I have been collaborating as a contributor to the leading contemporary jewelry platform KLIMT02 based in Barcelona (Spain).
Contributing editor at the Greek blog culturlovers.gr
For 2 years I collaborated as a volunteer editor at this blog founded by a team of journalists passionated with culture.
2011 - 2013
Researcher-Rewriter-Writer-Editor of the Book
"A Greek Folk Journey"
In 2011 I was hired by Mrs. Terina Armenaki to do further research, rewrite and write new content for her book A Greek Folk Journey (Book+ editions), which is dedicated to the Greek customs and traditions.
1995 - 2012
Staff Journalist at Adesmeutos Typos daily newspaper.
During my long career as staff journalist at this newspaper, I had the chance to make reportage, to cover the news, and write articles on various topics such as fashion and beauty, culture and art, social life, and TV. Also, I had the chance to interview fashion designers and models, actors/actresses and scriptwriters, tv series producers and directors.
In addition, I had for a short time, a real-life love stories column called "Tell it to Lena".
1997 - 2008
Contributing Editor at Vitrine and L' Officiel
TIVO and TV Mag magazines.
Alongside my work at the newspaper, I had been collaborating with fashion and tv guide magazines.
Fashion Secretary and Editor of Gynaika (Woman) magazine.
At the beginning of my career, I got hired by the most popular Greek fashion magazine to work as a secretary to the fashion editor Laura De Nigris and her team of stylists. One day, when a contributing editor resigned, I took the initiative to write a short fashion article and then submitted to the editor in chief. My article was accepted and approved and I was very proud and happy when I saw it published in the magazine. Since then I became staff editor at the magazine.
JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA Journalists Union Of the Athens Daily Newspapers
MUSEOLOGY National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Marlen Mouliou)
SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK (Doctv Specials-Niko Patrelakis) LINKED IN (Ethel Aggelatou) BLOGGING/MARKETING (AspaTsamadi, Found.ation, Shaw Academy)
NEW MEDIA/WORDPRESS & MARKETING: KOSTIS PALAMAS SHORT TERM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ADULTS Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
CULTURE AND ART: Plato Academy Short-term Educational Programs for Adult Citizens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MUSEUMS Metaixmio (Eleni Svoronou-Mariza De Castro)
EDITING AND PROOFREADING Glossologia
ANT1 SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
GREEK-FRENCH HIGH SCHOOL OF URSULINES
RESEARCHING (online and offline)
CREATIVE CONTENT WRITING (newspaper, magazine, web, press release)
ANALYTICAL- SYNTHETICAL THINKING
Sense of responsibility
Emphasis on quality
Attention to detail
Sense of teamwork
ESTABLISH INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
WILLINGNESS TO LEARN
ARTISTIC AND DESIGN SENSE
GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR SOCIAL MEDIA: CANVA
VISITING: Museums and Art Exhibitions
ATTENDING: Art History and Archaeology Lectures, Jewelry Workshops, Social-Media Seminars
READING: Jewelry books, Art History, Novels
MAKING: Fashion Jewelry