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A few words about Marina Gioti

Born in 1975 in Athens, Greece, Marina studied Marketing and Fine Arts at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. followed by communication design at Pratt Institute in N.Y. In 2000, she became the youngest president of Sunny Sports Club in Athens and two years later founded her own marketing and design consulting firm, where she spent the next 16 years creating and promoting brands across Europe.

She is the 1999 recipient of the John Peter’s Publication Award and Scholarship from the N.Y. Art Directors Club and she has earned a Bronze Pentaward for her work in packaging design. Her book, “Twice upon a time – Little Red Riding Hood,” was voted as one of the 10 best picture books in her native Greece (2016).

Marina spends her time between Greece and the UK, writing, illustrating and giving book presentations to children and parents. She is a regular contributor to popular Greek magazines and websites. Her “Twice Upon a Time” picture book series has just been translated in English and will be released on Amazon by the end of 2017. She is a member of the Greek Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).