Cambo’s “captain” is an actual, certified sailor. And Pilates trainee. And marathon runner. And Longboard skater… You get the picture – Kriton is the embodiment of a healthy, active lifestyle, an ideal that the rest of team struggles to follow, keeping a safe distance from all that activity hopping. He also excels in operating simultaneously as a creative innovator and a technology officer, a rare combination indeed. His kryptonite is his smoking habit, though he always pretends he is in the process of “immediate renouncement”.
Cambo’s very first employee (a German intern actually precedes him, but no one wants to talk about it), Stelios is to be found everywhere and nowhere, juggling between projects, clients, meetings, and the occasional moment of baloney daydreaming. A film, animation and video game buff, he likes to slip creative touches (that no one notices), in his projects. He also thinks he excels in sports, though in reality, he is plainly inadequate (a.k.a. useless).
Leondis makes sure everything in the office works as intended. This means he gets his hands dirty with all sorts of trouble that the rest of team can’t even touch, from server workload setups to repairing the (always broken) filter coffee machine. This also means that he is a self-appointed expert on everything, and by far the grumpiest person in the office. Where he truly excels though, is at gardening: you really won’t find a prettier, more aromatic basil plant anywhere else in the capital.
Vassiliki is a well versed project manager and chief office administrator at Cambo. She is capable of getting results (eg. finding where the stapler is) by using her “unique” methods of persuasion (eg asking you where the staple is, a thousand times straight) and that makes her highly efficient – and dangerous to anyone that dares rattling her cage. She is also the go-to project manager for some of the more female oriented brands: when it comes to lip brushes and hair beautifiers, Vassiliki is your woman.
A basketball star – turned web designer superstar after a horrible ski accident (some parts of the aforementioned information may be slightly untrue), Vassilis now spends his days trying to reach new hights, not by jumping, but by implementing design’s coolest new trends in Cambo’s projects. He still takes part in the occasional ball game, showing newbies how it’s done.
Having arrived in Cambo from a long career in advert agencies, Elianna draws on her knowledge of “Deep Marketing”™, dazzling old and new clients alike with her fancy terminology, hip buzzwords and lustrous presentations. Equally impressive are her cooking recipes, beating down most food bloggers in both taste and hipsterish aura. She literally got the short end of the stick in life, but she has countered her gnomish height with amassing all the knowledge of the world, like a walking version of a quiz show, ever annoying, and ever useful.
If words could really kill, Katerina would be a world renowned assassin, rewriting the creative murder handbook and breaking all kill counts – she’s that effective. Fortunately for the world, she spends her days operating the Ideas & Copy Factory in Cambo, production in full blast, no brakes attached. She has been doing this for so long that people assume she honed her multi awarded skills doing marketing work. In reality, the source of her creativity lies in her childhood, where she spent her early years in an isolated rural province, making friends with all sorts of bugs and critters, sharpening her imagination to last through the harsh winter winds…maybe.
Yannis is the coding ninja of Cambo. Vanilla js, php oop, apache, relational dbs, you name it, he’s got it! Some might say he is just a really tall web developer, but he is also a part time chef and a full time dad. When he is not programming, he likes to eat huge gourmet sandwiches. Fortunately, Yannis does share food.
Christina must be some kind of biologically engineered next generation account manager. We tried every kind of stress test on her but she didn’t bat an eyelid. We pushed her more and she just pushed us back. Between this attitude, her deep affection for football and her flood survival skills, she carries her weight as a toughened office warrior. Nevertheless, everyone just calls her “Sweetheart” – don’t ask us why, we just know better.
Cambo’s young designer is also our very own Lara Croft, seemingly preparing for some swashbuckling adventure with the time she spends between boxing, mountain climbing and other endeavours of extreme nature. Her most impressive feat though, concerns food: her delicate figure and the amounts of junk food she devours make for a remarkable, if unnatural combination.
Michael is the freshest entry in the office, training to be an exemplary creative copywriter. Tame, cheerful and always positive, he reminds us of the times before we were exposed in the merciless tortures that go along with living in the ad agency world. He is also a big videogames aficionado – he likes the wrong games apparently, but that’s alright.
If Elianna is the what-is-what of the office, Claire is the who-is-who. The new account director of Cambo shares a common point of contact with literally EVERYONE, like a version of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” for ad agencies. Let us put it this way: we don’t know who you are, but we know Claire knows some of your people. And when you’re lucky enough to finally get to work with her, don’t forget to ask her about her grandad, and the songs of his you like the most.