2 Impressive Identities for Inspiration

Graphicart-news present Katerina Miliaraki and Marianna Pefani. Two passionate graphic designers based in Greece with a main focus to be innovative, for which they have been awarded several times.

Katerina Miliaraki currently works as a Web Designer at OgilvyOne Worldwide. She has been awarded by Young Lions Cannes 2015, Young Lions Competition Hellas 2015, Young Designers Awards 2015, Young Designers Awards 2015-Merit.

Marianna Pefani currently works at “The Newtons Laboratory”. She has been awarded by Social Media Awards, EDEE – Cannes Lions Official Festival Representative, Social Media World 2015, GRDesign Magazine.

Together they share their passion for art and design creating fresh and design projects. Here below are two of them, the LGBTQ Project and City branding for Cannes.
Enjoy more at their websites: www.behance.net/katerinamiliaraki and www.behance.net/marianna_pef

LGBTQ Project

The LGBTQ Community is consisted from young men and women with different sexual orientation.

As designers, Katerina Miliaraki and Marianna Pefani participated on the Young Lions Competition Greece from their branding. They won the 1st prize of the category and also the 3rd merit of the same category for our second proposal.

Free-hand sketched lines and use of a fresh and irregular font to indicate the young and modern character of the community. Intense and happy colours but at the same time elegant and suitable. The purpose was to remind of the rainbow flag but be different from it and the other relative logos.
The logos must be categorized in the 4 different coloured categories of the community (Gay, Lesbians, Trans, Bi)
Being different is a choice.



City branding for Cannes, FR.

The brief for Young Lions Cannes 2015 was to design a visual identity for the city of Cannes.

The identity had many applications, from logo design to application design for the visitors of the city. The main request was to highlight the cosmopolitan aspect of the city along with the traditional, Mediterranean elements.

Cannes is a “worldwide village”.
The identity Katerina Miliaraki and Marianna Pefani designed is based on the top view of the port of the city, mixed with warm colours and lined icons inspired by Mediterranean nature in order to create a contemporary style that includes traditional elements.


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)