Niko Courtelis - Adjunct Associate Professor
Niko CourtelisAdjunct Associate Professor
UG Communications Design
Steuben Hall 4
Niko studied graphic design at Pratt. He became interested in advertising while working at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon. As a freelance creative/art director, he enjoys combining graphic design and advertising.
Portland is also where he joined several other artists, forming Plazm, an eclectic design and culture magazine, design firm and type foundry. Plazm was recognized by ID Magazine as one of the world’s 40 most influential design firms in 1997. The complete magazine catalog is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as is some of his own design work. He remains a principal at Plazm.
Niko has created advertising in many categories for many brands including Nike, UPS, Heineken, Bushmills’s, RCA, Diet Coke, Levi’s and Macy’s. He has earned recognition and awards in both advertising and design, including a One Show Gold Pencil, two time Kelly Award Finalist, Art Directors Club Silver Cube and Young Gun Awards.
He is the founder of the Greek Art Directors Club.
He also likes to hang out with his daughter, cook, skateboard and knit.
And he has a three-legged turtle.