Marianna Hadzigeorgiou

Senior Art Director

Johannesburg, South Africa
I've been in the digital industry since 1999 and have a love for all things related to design.
In my most recent experience, I have come to experience some level of integrated campaigns in the industry and look forward to immersing myself in some more projects of this nature in the future.
However, no matter the project, what truly matters for me at the end of the day, is putting out projects that I a proud to call my own.
I've worked with companies such as Wired Multimedia, Ogilvy and also tried my hand at going off on my own with the well-known- Digiguru. I am now back in agency life and would love to sink my teeth into another fashion brand.

I love the entire creative process. The process and creativity around coming up with an idea. The art direction. The design. The motion design. The shoots. Everything. I love everything about design. It's as simple as that.

Work Experience

Free Thinking

User Interface Designer

June 2017 - Present Johannesburg, South Africa


Senior Art Director, Graphic Designer,

Overseeing the design in the studio, conceptualising, Creative lead on McDonald's.
April 2014 - May 2017 South Africa


Senior Digital Art Director

I worked mostly on the Edgars account (fashion retailer). Coming up with creative concepts for their campaigns, as well as doing their digital design for their mailers and recently worked on the concept for their new website.
May 2012 - February 2014 South Africa

Digital Monarchy

Co-Founder. Creative Director

April 2011 - May 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa


Senior designer, FLASH animator. Promoted to Art Director

October 2008 - April 2011 Johannesburg, South Africa

Wired Multimedia

Mid-weight designer and FLASH animator

March 2003 - October 2008 South Africa

SHiFT Interactove

Junior designer and FLASH animator

Won a silver Loerie for my MTN animations
Gild Loerie for our MINI kiosk
January 2001 - March 2003 South Africa

Stream Digital Graphics

Junior designer

March 1999 - December 2000 South Africa



University Exemption.

Passed with University Exemption and 3 distinctions: Greek, English, Art
August 1985 - December 1996 Johannesburg, South Africa

Damelin College

Year 1: Diploma in Computer Graohics and Animation. Year 2: DTP diploma

January 1997 - December 1999 Johannesburg, South Africa


Greek (Advanced),
English (Advanced),
French (Beginner),
Afrikaans (Conversational),



Silver Loeries: Interactive mailer animation



2 Silver Assegais for KFC Chick Flicks



Bronze Loerie: YouTube Hack - Nelson Mandela



Design, Illustration, Animation, Art Direction,