Manolis Angelakis, aka tind, was born in Athens, Greece in 1981 and studied at Vakalo School of Art and Design.

Preliminary actions…from a very young age, starting from scissors, collage and hand stenciling on his own house walls… these humble beginnings took him to expand his artistic curiosity until landing in photography (analogue and digital) and then to virtually all-visual formats.

Manolis currently works in his Athens studio using a plethora of materials, and new and old methods; he vigorously experiments with a variety of silkscreen-printing techniques. Although he was trained as a graphic designer, his foundation stems from the knowledge he garnered from being his father’s apprentice from a very early age. Ironically, they currently share their working studio and rewardingly so, their knowledge is one that now spreads through different generations. Manolis now can fully take advantage of his father's know how and vice versa, his father is learning new ways to accomplish similar desired techniques using up to date technology through Manolis’ guidance. His familiarity with the diverse printing methods and the many ways he has been collaborating with his father through all these years, has granted Manolis the confidence to work on a variety of projects as collaborator and as a workshop leader.

Through his interests, expertise and knowledge, although still young, Manolis has already worn a variety of hats. To name a few: he has worked as set designer in following films: "A touch of Spice" and "Uranya"; under the patronage of the Greek Graphic Designers Association Manolis has produced and taught master printer/silkscreen workshops; his work has been valued by the Greek Graphic Design Awards and some of his work is currently being exhibited at the Whisper Gallery in London.

The Internet is pivotal in much of what he does and he values it tremendously. He is a monthly guest author in designmag blog and his contributions often refer exclusively to silkscreen related themes. He's currently working on his project "Error is Superior to Art,” a project that attempts to redirect the public’s view and awareness to the value of printing errors and the magnificence intrinsic in them.