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Irina Kovalova
Irina Kovalova
Concept Artist/Illustrator & Matte Painter
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Summary

Hi! I'm EXPOSÉ nominated 2D artist, working and living in the UK. I am a part of a team that is Dare to be Digital 2015 winner and a BAFTA Ones To Watch nominee. I was also a participant of the first ever Animation Base Camp trainee program in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation and Once Weer Farmers Studios. Projects I worked on include designs for animation studios, indie games developers, children book authors and table-top game publishers.

Skills

Book Cover IllustrationIllustrationConcept ArtConcept Design3D Modeling3D VisualizationVisual Development

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
After Effects
After Effects
Maya
Maya
3ds Max
3ds Max
V-Ray
V-Ray
Keyshot
Keyshot

Experience

  • 2D Freelance Artist at Cateia Games
    January 2017 - Present

    Working remotely for a Croatia-based mobile game studio, creating 2D game assets for

    HOPA-style mobile games.

  • 2D/3D Artist at Once Were Farmers
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    September 2016 - November 2016

    Working on a short film for Edinburgh Botanic gardens (2D Backgrounds and props), as well as an

    original short film created/directed by OWF. I also did 3D props for a pitch for a British TV show.

  • Trainee Visual Development Artist at Once Were Farmers
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    July 2016 - September 2016

    Working on a short animated film written and directed by David Feiss with mentorship from Sony Pictures Animation, designing environments, doing detailed character and environment paintings as well as creating model and texture packs.

  • Freelance Illustrator at Pinnacle Entertainment Group
    January 2015 - September 2016

    My responsibilities include creating final character and environment illustrations for table-top RPGs, as well designing characters and props

  • Freelance Illustrator at Green Ronin Publishing
    May 2016 - June 2016

    I created full-colour illustrations for Blue Rose table-top RPG game reboot.

  • Freelance Children's Illustrator at L'ivore Press
    May 2015 - April 2016

    I was responsible for fully developing visual style of the characters and the world, as well as creating final illustrations for children’s book about hiking and outdoors.

  • Freelance children's illustrator at The Wilder Way LLC
    March 2014 - May 2014

    My work included doing over 40 colourful full-page illustrations for a whimsical children's book. The project was funded by the KickStarter and went into print in August 2014.

  • Bar Staff at WEST Brewery Bar & Restaurant
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    May 2013 - April 2016

    I was responsible for dealing directly with customers, handling communication and transactions with clients and suppliers, maintaining the front and the back of the house.