I am a 34 years old graphic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria

currently living in Oslo, Norway. I have 10+ years of experience in the field of Graphic Design, Art Direction, Web Design and Illustration. I have worked with number of clients, including small startups, medium-sized enterprises, big multinationals and public institutions in various industries such as Retail, IT, Arts & Culture, Marketing & Finance, Fashion and Sports. In my work, I have proven abilities in employing the right visual language to convey my clients’ message in the most meaningful and distinctive form. I’m open, collaborative, and I enjoy learning new things about the businesses and organisations I’m working with.

After graduating the National Arts Academy

in Sofia in 2007, I have worked as a graphic designer in a major local advertising agency for three years, where I gathered significant experience as well as being in charge of several award-winning campaigns. In August 2011 I graduated from a two-year a Master’s course in Research-Driven Graphic Design at the AKV St. Joost in Breda, the Netherlands. The main premise of the programme was to employ techniques of semantic, conceptual and visual research in order to design strong visual means that represent and communicate the core of a given subject.

Since 2010, I have been working as a freelance graphic designer

for clients worldwide. In 2011 I became in charge of design and visual communication of the Roodkapje Art Institute in Rotterdam where I worked until 2017. My work encompassed the development of the institute’s identity and various sub-identities, promotional campaigns, posters and innovative forms of visual communication.

In 2014, together with my colleague Boris Bonev, I established

my own design practice – UNIT Studio for Graphic Design and Visual Communication, where we focus on the creation of visual identities, websites, apps and motion graphics for clients from various industries.

Education

MA Research-Driven Graphic Design
Sep 2009 – July 2011
AKV St Joost, Breda, NL
GPA: 8/10

BA Book Design and Illustration
Sep 2002 – July 2006
National Academy of Arts Sofia, BUL
GPA: 5.75/6

Courses and trainings

Corporate Branding Workshop
with Marieke Griffoen from Edenspiekermann
2011

Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)
workshop on creative strategy and concept development
2009

Skills

Fully proficient in Adobe Suite software

Strong knowledge of CSS/HTML

Intermediate in Adobe AfterEffects

Basic skills in Python and generative design tools

In books and magazines

New illustration with type
Anova books, 2010

Nice to meet you too
Victionary, 2010

Playful type 2
Gestalten, 2010

A3 Format magazine
2010

The Modernist
Gestalten, 2011

IDN Magazine
The Logographic issue, 2011

Exhibitions

24th International Graphic Design Biennial
Brno, Czech republic, 2010

Alphapretation
group exhibition
Sofia Design Week 2012

New Bulgarian Typography
group exhibition
Sofia Design Week 2013