Elias Sarantopoulos

Lecturer / Designer / Book Author
Elias Sarantopoulos, Educator, Designer, Author

Born in Athens, Greece, Elias Sarantopoulos migrated to the U.S. where he received his BA and MA degrees. He started his professional career in the mid-90s working for tech startups focusing on web technologies and being a part time faculty in various educational institutions. An instructor and mentor over 20 years of teaching experience Elias has taught both graphic and web design courses in corporations, universities, and colleges. He currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey teaching at a private university, participating in all aspects of visual communication and interactive design.

In 2016 he became a book author, writing the Church of Chora. The book is the most comprehensive interactive guide describing some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, Istanbul, Turkey. A unique reader experience with the use of interactive maps, voice narrations, videos, references to the Bible describing each episode, original Greek text appearing on the mosaics and frescoes and over 300 detailed photographs.

In 2018 the Church of Chora book was awarded by the Independent Publisher Book Awards as the BEST ADULT NON-FICTION INFORMATIONAL E-BOOK.