About Us

SmokingDesigners was founded in 2010 By Evan Varsamis & Cassie Ousta as a personal blog which had as a goal to publish inspirational articles related to design and photography. After a few months the website went viral and people started to make tons of requests for more content and more categories and by the end of 2011 we’ve launched a dozen of new categories including web design tutorials, interviews, graphic design showcases etc. Today SmokingDesigners inspire more than 400.000 people on a monthly basis by showcasing popular but also upcoming designers, photography collections, illustrations, architecture and tech related posts. Powered By Cloudie Co.

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Evan Varsamis is driven by his passion for technology, innovation and vision of an ever improving and informative web. The company he founded, Cloudie Network, is a testament of that. Evan is constantly seeking to invest in new startup projects that support his vision. His experience in graphic design, web development and entrepreneurship (He is currently developing entrepreneurship related courses for Udemy.com) give him the ability to undertake those ventures head on.His personal interests include listening to music by Miles Davis and Ray Charles, and spending time with friends and family. All of which play an important part in his life, providing both relaxation and inspiration.

Cassie Ousta is the Co-Founder of Cloudie Network and currently the head of operations. She has a strong background in blogging and she is also the co-founder of smokingdesigners.com which is the first website developed for this network. Cassie is also studying Shipping Operations & Finance in London Metropolitan for her first BSc. She has passion for art and fashion and she has designed and maintained various fashion blogs the past years. Cassie is also writing for some of our websites on a weekly basis for topics such as Photography, Fashion, Inspiration & Architecture. Find out more about Cassie by adding her in Facebook.

Mike Chliounakis is the social media manager and editor for Cloudie Network. He is currently studying Advertising and Marketing Communications in London Metropolitan for his first BSc. Mike is responsible for the website’s press release’s, promotion and advertising. He is also an active author/editor and he writes mostly about technology, inspiration, photography, advertising and social media tutorials. Mike is responsible for everything that is related to our network’s public relations. Except from Cloudie Network, he has worked with other websites in order to promote their content and authors in the past.

Alessia Cesana is a recent addition to the Cloudie Network team. She is a strategist and blogger whose aim is to change the world with creative solutions, creating connections among like-minded people worldwide through the social networks. She studied philosophy, and then specialised in marketing disciplines, and is soon to study Graphic Design. She is a life-long amateur photographer and she is passionate about all that is beautiful, be it nature or the arts. She will be sharing inspirations for a sustainable design and living from the past and from the present, as well as photography. You may also find more about her through Facebook

You We are currently looking for an Editor who can write at least 1 article on a weekly basis about either Photography, Architecture, Inspiration or Web Design Tutorials. Our main requirements are good use of the english language, experience with the WordPress platform and finally being active in social media. If you think that you meet the requirements, Apply Here.

Privacy Policy

This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. SmokingDesigners accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The owner(s) of this blog will never receive compensation in any way from this blog. The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. SmokingDesigners respect your online privacy. So it goes without saying that we are fully committed to safeguarding your online privacy while you’re here at the (http://smokingdesigners.com) website. And that’s precisely why I’ve decided to include the following, which discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

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This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. I encourage you, when you leave this website, to read the privacy policy (or privacy statement) of each and every website you visit, as this particular privacy policy applies solely to this particular website. Advertisers I use outside advertising networks and companies in order to display ads on this site. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons in order to collect data in the ad serving process. These such cookies and/or web beacons are collected by the companies and/or advertising networks, themselves. I do not have any access to this information. I currently work with several advertising networks and companies, such as: (BuySellAds). If you have any questions, please check their websites for their respective privacy policies. Webmaster Contact Information: If you have any questions or suggestions regarding SmokingDesigners feel free to contact us at (info@cloudienetwork.com).