Renowned designer Patrick Tatopoulos is a visionary, creating innovative, exciting concepts for filmed and computer generated environments. His unique designs, rich with mood, character and distinction, have appeared in several motion pictures, including Independence Day, Godzilla and Stuart Little.
Patrick is of Greek and French ancestry. He was born and grew up in Paris until the age of 17 and was educated at Art Decoratif De Paris, the Art Applique's De Paris and the famous Beaux Art De Paris where he was able to pursue his love of art history. From there, he moved to Rome and began selling his illustrations. Eventually, his passion for the entertainment business drew him to the United States and within a short time became a designer for commercials, music video and motion pictures.
In May of 2000 Patrick was honored by The Hellenic Times at its ninth annual Scholarship Gala in New York. The goal of the organization is to identify young American scholars who best exemplify the values of their Greek heritage and provide them with educational support. A Patrick Tatopoulos Creative Arts Award Scholarship was created in 2001 and Patrick has personally presented the scholarship, in his name, to a deserving student in 2001 and 2002.
Patrick Tatopoulos continues to strive to discover new challenges in all areas of the entertainment world that are stimulating and unique. He is a true artist and visionary who is passionate about his work.
© Melt Magazine 2002