Profile

Pi6 is an Athens based communication design agency, founded in 2004 by Rena Chrysikopoulou and Michael David Ochs, two ardent design visionaries. Coming from a multicultural background, our team is fully perceptive of the cultural differences in communication and the sociocultural responsibility of design. We work collaboratively with experts in Greece and Germany developing useful, compelling and engaging experiences across all design disciplines, helping our clients reach different segment markets both in Greece and abroad. Our services range from traditional graphic design disciplines such as editorial design, book design, poster design, corporate design, branding, packaging design, exhibition design, wayfinding and signage design, website and multimedia design to customized design consultation. We believe that great design is not just about communicating a message. It is about exploration and careful analysis of the values and the emotions that relate to a brand and the discovery of the methods that will enable it to come into being and more importantly, prosper.

Our work at pi6 has been awarded by the most prestigious design competitions and poster biennales and has been published in the national and international media. Michael is Associate Professor and Graphic Design program coordinator at
Deree – The American College of Greece, while both Rena and Michael have led various design workshops, been members of judging committees and taken part in numerous design exhibitions. Furthermore, they are co-founders and co-organisers of the biannual Design Walk exhibition in Athens.

Address
pi6 communication design, 6 Peoniou St, 10440 Athens, Greece
Τ +30 210 3216050, F +30 210 3216054, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., skype: pi6design
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Rena Chrysikopoulou

Founder, managing and creative director

Rena studied visual communication at the
Kassel University of Arts in Germany (Kunsthochschule Universität Kassel). Was employed as graphic designer in the public relations department of the university she attended, in the Greek Font Society (Athens), in Next Communication+Design (Frankfurt) and as art director in design.net AG – today known as Peter Schmidt Group – (Frankfurt). As senior creative designer for the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games 2004 in the Image and Identity department (Athens).

Amongst others, collaborated with: Merck Pigments, Merck Cosmetics, Hewlett Packard, Verlag Form, Birkhäuser Publishers, Deutsche Borse, TLC (subsidiary of Deutche Bahn), Italweber. She was lecturer at Vakalo College of Art and Design and accredited lecturer of the University of Derby from 2009 to 2013.

Michael David Ochs

Founder, managing and creative director

Michael is Associate Professor and Graphic Design program coordinator at
Deree – The American College of Greece. He studied visual communication at the University of Αpplied Arts in Prague (VSUP) and at Kassel University of Arts in Germany (Kunsthochschule Universität Kassel). In 1997 he founded the creative office david&melchor in Kassel. Was employed as designer for creative office Peret y Espeus Asociados (Barcelona), as art director for Heine/Lenz/Zizka (Frankfurt) and as senior designer for Red Design Consultants (Athens).

Amongst others, collaborated with: Alpha Bank, Pepsico-HBH, Elbisco, Olympiakos, Credit Suisse, Dragoco, Thonet, Messe Frankfurt, Cap Gemini/Ernst&Young, SRT, University Kassel, Barcelona Televisio, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Arruga, Ajuntament de Hospitalet. Before being Associate Professor at The American College of Greece, he was lecturer at Vakalo College of Art and Design and accredited lecturer of the University of Derby from 2009 to 2015.

International Awards

2015 > German Design Awards. Nomination: Achilles' Heel packaging.
2015
> BICeBé Biennial of Poster Bolivia. Distinction for a Miss Catalina poster.
2014
> Golden Bee – Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design. Distinction for the Taking a Walk In Greek Graphic Design and a Miss Catalina poster
2014 > European Design Awards. Bronze award for the Achilles' Heel packaging. Finalist for German Sports Hall of Fame exhibition design
2012 > Trnava Poster Triennial. Distinction for the Design Walk 2012 poster
2012 > International Poster Biennial Mexico. Distinction for Design Walk 2012 poster
2012 > Golden Bee – Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design Distinction for the Design Walk 2012 poster at the Golden Bee 10
2012 > International Poster Biennale Warsaw. Distinction for Design Walk 2012 poster
2010 > Chicago International Poster Biennial. Distinction for the EEEOOO Greek Renaissance & the 30th Japanese Speech Contest poster
2010 > German Design Awards. Nomination: Design Walk 2008 catalogue and EEEOOO Greek Renaissance poster
2009 > IF Communication Design Award. For Design Walk 2008 catalogue
2009 > European Design Awards. Bronze award for the poster EEE OOO Greek Renaissance
2008 > International Poster Biennale Warsaw. Distinction for the Days of German Culture poster, Goethe-Institut
2008 > European Design Awards. Finalist for Design Walk 2008 poster

National Awards

2015 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. 1st prize for the Bone-a-Pet-Treat logotype.
2015
> Labela - Greek Label Awards. Bronze award for the product labels for Filion - A Journey of Taste
2014 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. Merit for the Design Walk 2012 exhibition catalogue
2012 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. 1st prize for the 2 Films for Athens poster, Merit for the corporate identity of Heel - Athens Lab, Merit for the Logotype of the support scheme of the Benaki Museum
2011 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. 1st prize for the Japanese Speech Constest poster, Siountri School, 1st prize for the Consumers Guide, Greenpeace (unpublished projects), 1st prize for the brochures of the exhibition Symbolic vs Literal, Designwalk 2010
2008 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. 1st prize for the Design Walk 2008 programme, Finalist for the Days of German Culture programme, Goethe-Institut, Finalist for the Annual Action Report of N.G.O Praksis, Finalist for the pi6 sketchbook
2007 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. Merit for the book "Want to play?", H.A.F.G., Finalist for the Design Walk 2007 programme, Finalist for the logotype of Daphne Design, Finalist for the catalogue of the Italian travel agency Attikasa
2006 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. Finalist for the printed material Guiding Everywhere, H.A.F.G., Finalist for the printed material Ideas make the world go around, Medline
2005 > Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards. Merit for the pi6 corporate identity

Exhibitions

09.2015 The Gallery Presents: Tribute to the Love Letter, Museum of Communication, The Hague
10.2014
Central House of Artists Moscow, Golden Bee 11
04.2014 Crisis is a Greek word, Technopolis City of Athens
06.2013 Sofia Design Week, Taking a walk in greek graphic design, Sofia
03.2013 CO2 International Poster Biennial, Grand Junction, Colorado
11.2012 Koppel villa GJK, Trnava Poster Triennial
11.2012 Xalapa, International Poster Biennial Mexico
10.2012 Central House of Artists Moscow, Golden Bee 10
10.2012 University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, The Posters of Discontent II
09.2012 Poster Museum Warsaw, 23st Poster Biennale
02.2012 Design Walk 2012, Greece 2022, Social standards
05.2011 Design Lab Athens, Technopolis, Athens
12.2010 Evolution ID – Group exhibition, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre
09.2010 Look, don't Judge – Group poster exhibition, Ten Images for Ithaca, Athens
07.2010 Look, don't Judge – Group poster exhibition, Ten Images for Ithaca, Ithaca
02.2010 Design Walk 2010, Poles Apart, Symbolic vs Literal
02.2009 Design Walk 2009, Ready or not (here I come)
09.2008 Βrainlab, Green Design Festival, Welcome to Parnitha City
07.2008 Apeiron Photos, 20 years to know, ΕΕΕ ΟΟΟ Greek Renaissance
07.2008 Poster Museum Warsaw, 21st Poster Biennale, Days of German Culture
02.2008 Design Walk 2008, I am from Athens
05.2007 Apeiron Photos, Mapping Europe, Googling Europe
02.2007 Design Walk 2007, Heretogeneous Realities
07.2006 Cultural organisation Fimios, Ten Images for Ithaca, The future
07.2005 Cultural organisation Fimios, Ten Images for Ithaca, Mediterranean