Elsa Kyriakidou is a Milan Domus Academy graduate. She studied under the supervision of professors highly acclaimed in the field of modern design and received her Master’s degree in Design. Before this she studied at the Department of Wood & Furniture Design & Technology of the Technical University of Karditsa (Greece), where she received scholarships and awards (1999-2002).

She has headed design departments of different firms in Greece since 2005. In 2010 she established Athens Design Yard, which undertakes various custom made design projects and also has its own brand of design objects, 100% designed and made in Greece, which can be found in many design shops and showrooms.

Her work has often been featured in the domestic as well as the international press (Interni, Maison et Decoration, Casa Viva).

The last three years she teaches Product Design and Ergonomics at Vellios School of Art, center of lifelong learning.