Emmanouil Kanellos

Mr Emmanouil Kanellos BA, HEA , MA, MA

Programme Leader

Emmanouil Kanellos is the Programme Leader of Animation and Senior Lecturer in the School of Design, University of Greenwich.

Throughout the years Emmanouil Kanellos has worked as Art Director, Animator and CG Artist, collaborating with various design agencies in London, Athens, and Japan. His work has been featured in UK National TV and International channels. Current professional experience includes Technical Direction, working in advertising, promotional videos and video games. He directs and produces 3D mapping projection artworks across the UK in collaboration with a number of visual and sound artists. He is a PhD candidate with interest in Visual Music, Virtual Reality, 3D technology and he has presented his research in UK, Europe, and the USA.

Emmanouil is also a member of the editorial board in the 'Body, Space and Technology' (BST) journal , as well as a member of the International Scientific Committee in  Animation, Film, Interactive Media in Education and Culture (AFIMEC) journal.

He is the organiser of 'Movement Conference' – an annual event that invites academics, directors and artists from all around the world to discuss and showcase their work around the area of VFX, CGI, VR and Animation.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme Leader BA Animation
  • Senior Lecturer in BA Graphic Design & BA Animation Programmes
  • Course Leader in Design Modules: Narrative & Sequence, Animation Principles, Animation Practice and Animation Project
  • HEA Supervisor


(2005) IKY - Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation - Research Funding


HEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Visual Music, Immersion and Virtual Reality, Interpretation of Sound, Representational Digital Art
  • Member of the editorial board in  the ‘Body, Space and Technology’ (BST) journal
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee and the editorial board of ‘Animation, Film, Interactive Media in Education and Culture’(AFIMEC)

Key funded projects

(2005) IKY - Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation - Research Funding

Recent publications

September 2017 DRHA Conference – Digital Resources in the Humanities & Arts, University of Plymouth, London, UK. 
Research Presentation: "Visual Trends in Contemporary Visual Music Practice"

November 2017 2nd Synthesis Festival – Hellenic Open University , Athens, Greece. 
Research Presentation: "Τhe Pedagogical Framework of Mapping Projection Workshop within the Constructivist Principles"

July 2013 DRHA Conference – Digital Resources in the Humanities & Arts,
University of Winchester, London, UK. Research Presentation: "Iconoclasm in Visual Music"

July 2011 EVA - Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, London, UK. 
Conference organised by the British Computing Society, "Typographic
Experimental Research in Audiovisual Spaces"

April 2011 BETHERE International Animation Festival, Corfu,

Research Presentation on Visual Sound and kinetic Typographic Design,
Undergraduate Animation Showcase of University of Greenwich

August 2009 TypeCon2009Atlanta, USA: Conference organised by the Society of Typographic Aficionados, "Typography in Motion: Animated Dynamic Ways to Extend the Boundaries of Text Effects".


Kanellos, E., (2018). Visual Trends in Contemporary Visual Music Practice. Body, Space & Technology. Volume 17(1), pp.22–33

Kanellos Emmanouil (2013) Iconoclasm in Visual Music. Published by BST Journal – Body, Space and Technology. Volume 13. ISSN 1470- 9120

Maragiannis, Anastasios and Kanellos, Emmanouil (2011) Typographical Experimental Research in Audiovisual Spaces [T.E.R.A.S. lab]. In: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011). BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT, Swindon, UK, p. 275. ISBN 978-1-906124-88-5 (pbk) ISSN 1477-9358 (online)