2D Animation Artist
I am an animation artist with a passion for storytelling.
I am a strongly motivated artist applying my traditional art knowledge in my passions for motion, storytelling and design.
I am an energetic, positive, self motivated and responsible animation artist and designer. I tend to work well under pressure and I am constantly self improving through study, research and experimentation with new techniques and methods.
(2010-2014) Bachelor – Saxion University of Applied Sciences – Art & Technology – The Netherlands
(2005-2010) High-School – National Art High-School “Canko Lavrenov” Graphical art domain – Bulgaria.
(jun 2019- sep 2019) Nomad Blax – Music Videos Freelance, UK
Working with a music artist, we created 5 spoken word poem animations. We developed the most fitting visuals to the artist’s persona and values, and incorporated them in all of the design choices. Each animation has its unique environment, effects and feel.
(sep 2018- mar 2019) Stay Chizeled – TV Series Contract, USA
Having the control over the production as an art director, I’ve grown greatly with this project. Developing the story, visual style and technique, character designs, rigs, animation and compositing, while managing a team of artists was a challenge which took my development to the next level.
(jun 2018- jul 2018) Deja in Wonderland – Short Film Freelance, USA Animating a magical dance sequence as a supporting scene for a short film.
(may 2018- jan 2019) Aho, The Red Apple – Online Series Freelance, The Netherlands Children’s cartoon animation with the educational purpose of helping revive a language and a culture. I managed the production as I did also the art direction and production. We have created 5 episodes.
(mar 2017- aug 2017) Virgil – TV Series Freelance, Canada
Developing the visual style, animation and 3D background scenes were a few of my tasks on Virgil. I collaborated with director, writers and audio designers to create this sci-fi comedy.
(dec 2013-jul 2014) 3D Designer, 100% FAT Contract/Educational, The Netherlands
As the 3D designer I had to create content for augmented reality technology working in close collaboration with programers in Unity.
(jan 2013-apr 2013) Storyboard, Character Design, Thales Educational, The Netherlands
I was in the pre-production phase of a 3D compositing animation advertisement. I learned a lot about storytelling, visualizing shots, professional storyboarding rules and video production.
(sept 2011-feb 2012) Animation Motion Design, Elisa Media Contract, The Netherlands
As an animator with motion graphics I learned a lot about collaboration in a team, the creation process of videos, visualizing the client/director’s vision and contributing to the project in every possible aspect.
(2011-2014) Graphic Designer – Owner, ARTanas Designs Creator, The Netherlands
Own business with various design projects which taught me discipline, communication with clients, professional attitude and I gained valuable experience in design.
- Art Direction
- Visual Development
- 2D Animation
- Character Animation
- Concept Art
- 2D Character Animation
- English (Full proficiency), German - learning, Spanish (conversational)
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