As a chunky meatball of a student, Demetrios laid the foundations for his career at the Charleston County School of the Arts, exploring traditional media as a Visual Arts major (whilst dreaming of becoming a professional baseball player for the Atlanta Braves). Sadly, that did not happen, so in 2006 he instead graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Graphic Design and a minor in Animation.
As a young professional he worked at an ad agency in Raleigh, NC for clients like John Deere, Whole Foods Market, and Duke University (while learning to love new sports like frisbee golf and dodgeball); however, in 2011 he left advertising to pursue another creative passion: teaching. Over the next 6 years he lived in East Asia, teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to ages 3–18 while also studying Mandarin Chinese, and the ways of yet a new sport: Ultimate Frisbee.
Since returning stateside in 2017 Demetrios has been freelancing as an illustrator, animator and designer. In 2018 he illustrated ZYGI'S BEANS, an ages 3–8 picture book exploring friendship, courage and adventure in the face of intriguing mysteries in our universe (currently available on Amazon).
When he's not drawing or animating, you can find him hiking, biking or even still jumping into a game of ultimate frisbee here and there. If he's not doing that, then he's probably talking about the fascinating intersections between Buddhism and quantum mechanics as it relates to consciousness. That, or other normal things like parallel realities, imaginary time, or simulating wormholes using qubits from a quantum computer. You know, small talk. 
Currently, Demetrios is seeking agent representation for kidlit illustration. He enjoys tapping into his experience as a teacher to educate young readers with visual stories that are peppered with a dash of humor. He's particularly interested in picture book and graphic novel projects that fall into the arena of narrative non-fiction for younger readers. Science, history, math and language are just a few of the subjects that get him giddy as a kid on Christmas morning.
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