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Aleksandra Markaryan
Aleksandra Markaryan
Character artist | Concept artist | 2D Illustrator
London, United Kingdom

Summary

I am an experienced 2D artist and illustrator with a focus on character art, character design and storytelling. I have a keen interest in fantasy and science fiction art and gather my inspiration from games, books and creative collaboration with peers of similar interests. I constantly wish to improve my skills and push myself out of my comfort zone.

I recently graduated from Central Saint Martins in London with a Master of Arts in Character Animation and a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design. Studying character animation has deepened my love for telling stories through characters and I learned 2D animation, storyboarding, directing, editing and acting. I am currently working on polishing my self-produced and self-directed graduation film. I have also worked on a self-directed project commissioned by The Old Operating Theatre, titled 'Survivor' with a theme of smallpox, and collaborated on an animated film 'Contortions' for English National Opera.

I hope to work as a character, concept or storyboard artist or as a 2D animator.

Skills

Concept ArtDigital PaintingStoryboardingCharacter DesignCharacter AnimationDrawingSketching

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere
TVPaint
TVPaint
Procreate
Procreate
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Reel

Productions

  • Sashaluluandringmastertests
    • Movie
      Contortions
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Concept Artist, Storyboard Artist, Animator
    • Company
      English National Opera
  • 2
    • Movie
      Soulstone - self-directed graduation film
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Producer, Director, Writer, Concept Artist, Storyboard Artist, Animator, Voice Actor
    • Company
      Central Saint Martins

Experience

  • Illustrator at Zakonia
    Moscow, Russia
    May 2011 - August 2013

    Experienced working in an office environment while producing fast-paced illustrations to visually accompany news articles as they were being written by the journalism team of the website. Illustrations were small scale, under a strict deadline and meant to summarise the main theme of the article in an appealing format.