Evripides Zantides has been elected as Associate Professor and Head at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts (2014) of the Cyprus University of Technology. He studied at University of Kent, UK (MA in Graphic Fine Arts-best graduate award with full scholarship-1996, BA Graphic Communication at University of Wolverhampton-1995 and HND Electrical Engineering at Higher Technical Institute-1990). He started his academic career in the Department of Design and Multimedia at Intercollege, Cyprus (1997-2007) which then gained University status (2007) and continued working as coordinator of the Graphic Communication Program (2004-2009) at University of Nicosia. He joined Cyprus University of Technology in 2009 as Assistant Professor (2009-2014) and coordinator of the Graphic Arts direction (2009-2013) and the MA in Graphic Communication (2012-2013). His professional activities include the presentation of research papers at a number of international conferences on semiotics, graphic design education, typography and visual communication, and his participation, with distinguished practice work, in refereed Art and Design biennales and other international exhibitions. Actively involved in conference and exhibition committees, he is the delegate for Cyprus in the International Typographic Association (ATypI), as well as in the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS). In addition, he is a member of the International Association for Visual Semiotics (AISV), the Cyprus Semiotics Association (CSA), and the Hellenic Semiotic Society (HSS). He has served as member in committees of the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S.) and has also served as chairperson in evaluation committees of the Council for Educational Evaluation and Accreditation (S.EK.A.P). His research interests are based on semiotics and identity in the process of audio/visualising verbal language using image, text/typography and sound. He is the founder and director of the Semiotics and Visual Communication Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (www.svclab.com).
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