Truly Unique Illustrations by Polkadot Design


At the foot of the Acropolis, Nearchos Ntaskas and Clair Georgelli run their studio, “Polkadot Design“. They enjoy creating illustration and design for clients, personal projects and exhibitions.

Nearchos started out in 1994, making storyboards for animation productions around Europe. He is active in the field of art; through his exploration, he is more concerned to illustrate something ‘honest’ than ‘good looking’. This approach has lead him to illustrate for cultural events, book covers and newspapers, among others.

Clair has studied Typography & Graphic Communication in Reading University UK, where she developed her interest in typography for children and children’s books. She has written and illustrated a series of three children’s books ‘The Little Black Squid’ published at Metaichmio Publications.

The combination of illustration and lettering has an important interaction in their work. Although they don’t hesitate to use strong colours or big shapes, they achieve clarity and visual balance in their artwork.

Polkadot Design” has been repeatedly distincted at the European Design Awards, at the Greek Graphic Design & Illustration Awards (obtained the Golden Prize 2012 in Illustration), has been nominated for the ‘German Design Award’ and has been published in various design magazines such as the German ‘NOVUM’ world of graphic design and ‘Gallery’ the world’s best graphics.

View here some of their truly unique illustrations or visit them the “PolkaDot Design” portfolio at


Nearchos Ntaskas


Clair Georgelli


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. (

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