13th June 2023
Who on earth is Alexander Vasilakis?
We’re proud to be a tight-knit team, but also a collection of unique individuals. In this interview series, we’re quizzing our people on all the things that make them tick. Today, the spotlight is on Alexander Vasilakis, one of our Front-End Developers.
Who are you and what do you do at KOTA?
I’m Alexander, a Front-End Developer based in Thessaloniki, Greece. I’m responsible for developing websites and looking after our SiteCare clients.
How did you get here?
I knew what I wanted to do from a young age, so my route to KOTA has been fairly linear. I studied Web Design at the Institute of Vocational Training. From there, I landed a role as a Front-End Developer at a local web agency in Corfu. Six years later, I joined a much bigger agency called Angry Creative – and now I’m here!
Three favourite brands and why?
No surprises here, but Apple (although I guess the surprising thing is that I’ve only started using their products in the last two years!) I’m amazed by how good they are. I don’t know how I survived before – Apple is a part of my daily life now.
As a huge fan of watches, Rolex has to make the cut, too. Although most Rolex watches are priced at a mid-range luxury segment, they’re still synonymous with wealth and success. It’s a hard balance to strike, but I think they’ve done it perfectly.
Lastly, Nintendo – if you ask me, they’re one of the best gaming companies out there. My childhood just wouldn’t have been the same without them.
Good web design is…
Simple, beautiful and gives you an enjoyable experience.
What do you geek out over?
Like I said earlier, I’m passionate about video games and watches. I really enjoy building computers, too. It takes a lot of concentration, but I find the process very fun.
What’s something that usually surprises people about you?
I’m half Norwegian, half Greek.
Where do you live? What’s it like?
I live in Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian sea. It’s really beautiful here. There’s so much greenery and plenty of beaches to visit. The most iconic ones are Mon Repos, Old Fortress, Paleokastritsa and Mouse Island (Pontikonisi).