Omiros Panayides is Lecturer of Graphic Design at the School of Fine and Applied Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology and coordinator at the Semiotics and Visual Communication Lab. He studied Graphic and Advertising Design at Frederick Institute of Technology and obtained his MA in Graphic Design at the University of Arts London at Camberwell College of Arts. In September 2009 he represented Cyprus in the Applied Arts category at the 14th Biennial of Young Artist from Europe and the Mediterranean in Skopje. He is part of the founding members and vice-president of the Cyprus Association of Graphic Designers and Illustrators. His professional practice and academic research pivots around book arts, zines, typography and the preservation of Visual Communication in Cyprus through the Graphic Design of printed matter.