Michele Macrakis, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate started her career as a Fulbright (ITT)
Fellow to the Island of Crete in Greece, traveling around the island with her motorcycle and 4x5 camera to document the landscape and people ; especially the vineyards.  She soon gained recognition for her high quality work and landed her first job at the Greek magazine: ENA, as a photojournalist.  Clients including the President of Greece, Greek Archaologist Yiannis Sakellarakis, Hoteliers Eliana and Spiros Kokotas et al...  After that she went international working for such publications as : Time, Newsweek, NYT's and Reuters....Becoming the Athens correspondent for Gamma Presse Images in Paris.   She has worked as a still photogrpher on such movies as Red Ants and Lord Elgin and some Stones of No value, the Minoans..et al.  After years working with journalists she later became Managing Editor for the Nelles Guide to the Island of Crete revisiting some of the places she had already been to and discovering new ones.  She returned to the states to retrain as a Web Designer, a field she still experiments in.  Along with trying the new digital technologies in photography. Working for MIT's Hypermedia Teaching Facility on a number of projects.  All this type of work has led her to the practice of Yoga.  She also interns in the Film department at the Museum of Fine Arts with an interest in Film theory.

She divides her time between Cambridge and Athens.

Experience/Skills: 10+ years photography experience, incuding 5 years photojournalism, 2+ years Digital photography, 2+years project management, 4+ years of design experience including 2+ years of Internet Design (including user interface design and graphic design) and information design experience;
I understand the constraints/opportunities unique to
the web as a medium for design;
strong working knowledge of Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
Some Flash, Freehand, Quark, HTML, Adobe Premiere and Macromedia Director,
film theory & practice,
typography and institutional identity. Educational courseware design.
Rapid user interface prototyping experience.
Yoga : 3 years: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Slow Flow
Greek, French
 
A w a r d s :
Institute of International Education:
International Telephone and Telegraph
 (Fulbright Fellowship) to Crete (GR).

Diploma :  Rhode Island School of Design : BFA