Greek-Canadian Steve Vranakis’ Internet-driven career has taken him a long way from his home in Vancouver. Born to Cretan parents, he left home early to travel and life changed when he bought his first Mac PC.
When he discovered the potentials of the Internet, he immediately “fell in love” with this digital world. Since then, he managed to have a major career as a creative director for several internationally-known companies in the field.
Having worked at VCCP for eight years a creative director, and winning awards for his 02, Coca-Cola and Comparethemarket.com campaigns, a year ago, Vranakis was offered a job at Google, heaven for digital job aspirants. He left the VCCP agency to join Google Creative Lab as a Creative Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Vranakis told the British Campaign website that, “At VCCP I had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the business. We built an amazing company, created some iconic work together and had a blast doing it. The Google opportunity is a fantastic position that will allow me to combine a lot of what I’ve learnt from both the worlds of digital and advertising to hopefully make some incredible things.”
Vranakis’ departure for Google didnt’ create unhappiness with his former boss. Adrian Coleman, the founder of VCCP, said: “When one of the world’s most respected brands in Google is interested in working with your talent you can only take that as a compliment. Steve’s been integral to the success and growth of the agency and will be sorely missed, but I couldn’t think of anyone better for the job.”