Costas Mantzalos was trained as a visual artist and also specialized in information design in the UK. His academic career started in 1989 at Frederick Institute of Technology in Nicosia, Cyprus, where he still resides until present. Between, 2008 - 2016 he was the Dean of the School of Architecture Fine and Applied Arts, of the Frederick University in Nicosia Cyprus. As Dean of School, he was responsible for 2 departments (Architecture and Fine and Applied Arts) and liaised mainly with the Departmental Chairs in order to promote teaching and research. He resides in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts and he is an Erasmus Academic Minister, dealing with partner Universities in the UK, France, Germany, Finland, Holland, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Austria. His teaching and research involvement revolves around the areas of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching and learning. Main teaching area is in Information Design and Research Methodologies for postgraduate students and the teaching pattern has always been characterized by a variety of methods, which contributed to efficient and exciting teaching and learning as well as the promotion for visual intelligence, literacy and competence. Parallel to his academic career, Costas Mantzalos is a design consultant for international organizations such as Hilton Hotels, Tetra Pak, Unicef, as well as the cofounder of the TWO|FOUR|TWO art group, a two-person group working as an entity. An arts collective with national and international personal shows and participations.