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Showreel: Selected motion graphics

 

My current showreel for 2017 is collection of glimpses into a variety of animated projects. Ranging from short movies in 3D and clay stop motion to advertorial clips for online and offline use. I an usually found scripting story boarding visualising animating and editing those in a team or on my own. The software packages used for the creation of most of the projects are, 3Ds Max, After effects and Flash. The projects included in the showreel have been screened at animation festivals, featured on web banners, part of online experiences, delivered on airport screens, and on video billboards.

This showreel is a summary of a lot passion, time and dedication gone into my motion projects.

Book covers

Creating book covers is one of the best assignments one can have. Interpreting the writing visually in a concentrated form of a single image is a consuming, exciting, challenging… Adding the responsibility of determining the fate of a title in a particular market makes takes the task to another level. Coupling an artistic response with the responsibility of giving the book a chance to reach out for the chooser’s attention is a design balancing act. Seeing the final layout multiplied and ready for distribution is as satisfying as seeing someone picking up the book amongst the the sea of choice, looking at it, reading the annotation at the back and finally committing to the book.

I approach each assignment afresh and as a response to the writing, the target audience and the editor’s brief. I aim to provide alternative solutions and options to reinvent myself and the approach. The result needs to be true to the book, commercially reasonable and technically perfect.

Below is a selection of the titles I have worked on:

  • Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord
    Novel by Louis de Bernières
  • Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
    Novel by Max Porter
  • Butcher’s Crossing
    Novel by John Edward Williams
  • Three Apples Fell from the Sky
    Novel by Narine Abgaryan
  • Rebecca
    Novel by Daphne du Maurier
  • Never Let Me Go

Finalist: Sony World Photography Organisation Awards 2016

One of my photographs has been chosen as one of the top 50 images in the Smile category of the Sony World Photography Organisation awards. My work was selected from 95,541 images entered from photographers across 186 countries.

22 April – 8 May 2016
As a ‘commended photographer’, my photograph will be exhibited on the World Photography Organisation website, and at Somerset House, London as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition. I hope you will have a chance to view it.

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Illustration: Data centres publication

Twelve illustrations for a printed and interactive legal publication on data centres visualising connection lines running trough different regions’ complex jurisdictions. Inspired by the IDE cables found inside computers this was equally suitable to be created in illustrator and 3ds max. I chose to do it with vectors so it was less photo realistic and it had more of an handcrafted and illustrated feel to it.

Photography: Shortlisted for the British Portrait Photography Prize

I had the honor to be shortlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize“Thinking about my father” was on display for three months in the National Portrait Gallery amongst the best out of the 4000 submissions. Read more about the exhibition in these articles by Creative Review,  TimeOutThe Telegraph and The Guardian.

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Illustration: Assorted works

Being a visual designer and artist I have always tried to have strong grounding in illustration. These are examples of my work which are done for various clients and personal projects and exhibit the variety of styles, materials and approaches I employ.

If you are looking for an illustrator or simply would like to ask me a question, feel free to contact me.

Photography: Selected for the 125 edition and exhibition

I am honoured to be selected for the latest edition the 125World. Featured in the print publication as well as in the exhibition held in the 125Live Gallery  “All the featured art work has been chosen for it’s visual innovation and technical expertise”. My photo work “Aspirations” will be part of the show which is to run from 9 to 20 October in the cool area of London’s Brick Lane Old Truman brewery.
Amongst the jury are names like:
Andy Jex – Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi, London.
Bill Hannigan – New York based Vaughan Hannigan photography agency.
Chantal Webber – Webber Represents, in both London & New York. 
Daniela Eger – owner and agent at A&O photography agency in Berlin.
Jeremy Leslie – editorial creative director/designer and the voice behind Mag Culture.
Johanna Persson – agent and producer at Aura Photography agency in Milan.
Marcus Agerman-Ross – Owner and Editor of the London based Jocks & Nerds Magazine.
Martin Yates – commissioning art director at Corbis UK.