I am a story and visual development artist born in Ukraine and currently living in Hamburg, Germany. I have been working in games, animation and comics for over 15 years. I'm always looking for opportunities to learn, grow and collaborate with fellow passionate creatives, telling stories with feeling, compassion and humor.
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Illustrator and animatic creator
For Daedalic Entertainment's upcoming game "Gollum" in a team of two me and my friend Rino Pelli created intro and outro illustrations, which we animated in After Effects.
Educator and brand embassador
Educational and entertainment live streams for Wacom.
Character design and illustration tutorials focused on emotion and storytelling for several published and upcoming publications by 3dtotal.
The Frank Barton Company, Animationsfabrik GmbH and other clients
Storyboards for several projects, including young adult animated series, project pitches and advertisement.
Character Designer and Illustrator
Character Designs and story illustration for "Galaxy Starship" interactive educational game for Samsung employees set in a futuristic outer space.
Comedy storyboards for an unannounced animated feature film.
Visual Development and Character Design for unannounced animated feature film, a reboot of an existing IP. In addition to designing a new look for the characters and providing mood sketching for acting reference I also gave feedback to the 3D artists by doing paintovers and directly adjusting the 3D models.
Direction for 2D animated TV ad.
Character Design Support
Passion Pictures Ltd., Salon Alpin
Additional Character Design exploration to support the look development of Annie Awards Winner "Rang Tan". The environmental message of the ad is especially important to me.
Senior 2D Artist
I created numerous appealing characters, location concepts, illustrations and animatics for various mobile games, randing from Casual to Fantasy. While collaborating closely with the Game Designers and getting Feedback from the Team my priority was always to infuse my designs with storytelling, humor and life.
LOLA and several events
Workshops for young kids and adults on topics ranging from art fundamentals, character design, digital art and comic storytelling. I always try to pass on both my knowledge and enthusiasm and love for art and creativity to motivate my students that loving what you create is an important part of the craft.
Lead Character Designer and Animator
Working closely with the author I created over 40 characters to inhabit the magical world of the 2D animated Point&Click Adventure "The Night Of The Rabbit". I have hand-drawn many of the animations and provided feedback to the animation team. The project was a high-stress enviroment due tor short time constraints and a very young and inexperienced team, but I am proud how our heartfelt dedication to the game helped overcome those obstacles.
In my first job in gaming I learned hand-drawn 2D frame-by-frame animation and contributed to several projects, amongst them award-winning Point&Click adventure Deponia.
In a creative team of 2 young women we wrote the stories for 4 comic volumes and several short stories. I was also creating the artwork for all of them.
Communications Design Certificate
Hamburger Technische Kunstschule (htk)
My graduation project was the first issue of the comic "Rotten Romance". I developed the story, look and characters.
Storyboarding with Kris Pearn, Schoolism
Character Sculpting in ZBrush with Louie Tucci, Gnomon
- Character Design
- 2D animation
- 3D sculpting basics
- Compositing & Animatics
- Clip Studio Paint
- Storyboard Pro
- After Effects
- Blender (basics)
- ZBrush (basics)
- Unity (basics)
- German (native)
- Russian (native)
- Ukrainian (native, but bad)
- English (fluent)
- Japanese (beginner, currently learning)
- Sketch meet-ups and connecting with the local/global art community
- Taking care of my cats and plants
- Video Games
- Traveling and hiking
- Cooking, exploring foreign cuisines
- Experiencing nature and caring for the environment