Alexis Kypridemos has been working as an assistant to his father, journalist Nikitas Kypridemos, since October 2008.
A.K.'s main duty is to update and manage the website Oplognosia. As of January 2015, the site numbers over 1,200 pages and has been visited over four million times. A.K. developed the current version of the website in 2011 using XHTML, CSS and PHP.
A.K.’s main tasks include:
- proofreading texts,
- manipulating images,
- structuring page layout,
- coding web pages,
- scheduling publication of articles,
- managing the front page,
- maintaining the archive,
- managing advertisements,
- managing the classified ads section,
- managing the website's domain and hosting details.
A.K. also takes photographs. Photo duties range from taking pictures of still objects in a workshop, to photographing step-by-step instructional presentations of DIY projects, to covering events and photographing merchandise in stores. Over 250 of A.K.’s photos are published on Oplognosia, in the e-books "Linseed Oil Finish" and "Over the Coals," and on the website Borekisser.
Between November 2008 and April 2009, A.K. interned as a journalist for the Sunday edition of the major national Greek newspaper "Ethnos," in the world news section. There he worked in a team with five senior journalists and participated in over 20 weekly story meetings. He wrote four published articles and more than 10 published entries in the columns "Click" and "Strange."
While earning his B.A. in Communication from the American College of Greece, A.K. participated in two film festivals with short videos he made; Patra International Film Festival in September 2007 and Naoussa International Film Festival in May 2008.
Between May and July 2008 A.K. worked as an assistant to luthier Dinos Lavrendakis.