Michael Ochs

Graphic Design

MA, Kunsthochschule – University of Kassel, Germany (Visual Communication / Graphic Design)

Michael Ochs is coordinator of the Graphic Design program. He was lecturer at Vakalo College of Art and Design and accredited lecturer at the University of Derby, from 2009 to 2015. Since 2004 Mr. Ochs runs the Athens-based communication design agency Pi6 (www.pi6.gr). Throughout the years he collaborated with clients such as Credit Suisse Asset Management, the Frankfurt Art Fair, Dragoco, Benaki Museum, Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall, Goethe Institut, the Greek Festival, Museum of Cycladic Art, the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Greek Film Center and Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

His work has been awarded in prestigious design competitions and poster biennales such as the iF Communication Design Awards, the European Design Awards, the International Poster Biennale Warsaw, the Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design, the Chicago International Poster Biennial, the Trnava Poster Triennial, the International Poster Biennial Mexico, the Biennial of Poster Bolivia and the Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. Work and interviews have been published in national and international media, amongst others in Creative Review (GB), Etapes International (F), Slanted (D), Novum (D), IdPure (SUI), AIGA – association for design (USA), Eye magazine blog (GB), Dazed digital (GB), Avedition (D), Braun Publications (SUI), kAk magazine (RU), Page (D), Chois Publishing Inc (CHI), Sandu Publishing Co (CHI), Madison Series (CHI), ooogo Limited (CHI), GR Design, +design, Kathimerini, Taxidromos, Eleftheros Typos, Ethnos and Marketing week.

Michael Ochs was co-founder and co-organizer of the biannual Design Walk exhibition in Athens. Furthermore, he has been a member of judging committees, led design workshops and taken part in numerous design exhibitions including: the Museum of Communication in The Hague, the Central House of Artists Moscow, the Sofia Design Week, the International Poster Biennial Colorado, the Trnava Poster Triennial, the Poster Biennial Mexico, the Poster Museum Warsaw, the Poster Biennial Chicago and the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center Athens.