Nicos Synnos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Fine Arts, at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology. He holds the MA and PgDip titles in Visual Communication with specializations in Animation and Cartoon Imagery from Birmingham City University (UK) and a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication with specialization in Graphic Communication from the University of Wolverhampton (UK) and the California State University in Long Beach (USA).
He has worked for several years on animation, TV and Internet animation productions in New York, London and Cyprus. He participated and earned awards at international animation and film festivals, and video art exhibitions.
He founded the experimental animation workshop “toonachunks” in Limassol, and he is a founding member and member of the organizational and artistic committee of Animafest International, founding member of ASIFA Cyprus, founding member of NeMe and president of the Limassol Film Club.
He has been teaching animation, photography and design in Cypriot higher education since 2001.
His research interests focuses on experimental cinema with emphasis on animation, filmic time and space, and frame by frame animation applications, and the production of experimental moving images in virtual spaces and new media.