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Varvara Perekrest
varvara.perekrest(a)gmail.com
Client: Docudays UA
Docudays UA 2016
main visual for documentary film festival
Client: British Council
British Films 2015
poster for film festival
Client: Varto
INDUSTART 2015
main visual for design award
Client: Docudays UA
Docu/Hit
screening poster
Client: British Council
Henry Moore Comes Home
main visual for art exhibition
Client: Docudays UA
Docu/Class
poster for educational program at film festival
Client: Komubook
Scanner Darkly / Philip K. Dick /
book cover
Client: Komubook
Dubliners / J. Joyce /
book cover
Client: Komubook
Man in the High Castle / Philip K. Dick /
book cover
About
Hi! My name is Varvara and I am visual thinker and maker based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2007 I have been working as a full-time and freelance illustrator and graphic designer for various clients in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Ireland, UK and USA such as British Council, Intel Ukraine, ANTIAIDS Foundation, Arthouse Traffic (Ukraine), Depot Ireland (Ireland), ChildVision (Ireland), DocuDaysUa Internation Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Ukraine), Hertfordshire Press (UK), Komubook (Ukraine), Bon Appetit magazine (USA), Midwest Living magazine (USA) and many others.

Apart from my commercial work I take active part in various educational programmes, host lectures and workshops. I am qualified art&design teacher and I worked as a co-tutor in Kingston University (London, UK) and Communication Design tutor on Foundation Programme in British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow, Russia). At the moment I run my own independent printmaking studio Kopia#0, teach illustration courses in Projector design school and continue my independent design practice.
Education
2012 – 2013 Kingston University, MA Design with Learning&Teaching in Higher Education (London, UK).
2012 – 2013 Kingston University, PGCert Learning&Teaching in Higher Education (accredited by Higher Education Academy, UK) (London, UK).Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
2011 – 2012 University of Hertfordshire, BA(Hons) in Illustration(London, UK).
2009 – 2011 British Higher School of Art and Design, DipHE Graphic Design&Illustration (Moscow, Russia).
2003 – 2009 National University of Kyiv-Mogyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). BSc Computer Science. MSc Information Control Systems and Technologies.
Awards
2015 Finalist in URAINIAN DESIGN: The Very Best Of (Kiev, Ukraine),illustration.
2015 Winner in #CokeBottleStory competition (Kiev, Ukraine), art print.
2013 Finalist in URAINIAN DESIGN: The Very Best Of (Kiev, Ukraine),book jacket design and book illustration.
2013 Finalist in The Book Illustration Competition by The Folio Society and House of Illustration (London, UK), book illustration.
2009 Grand Award in 13th International Poster Competition (Plovdiv, Bulgaria), series of posters.
Exhibitions
2015 UKRAINIAN DESIGN: The Very Best Of, M17 Contemporary Art Center (Kiev, Ukraine), illustration.
2013 UKRAINIAN DESIGN: The Very Best Of, M17 Contemporary Art Center (Kiev, Ukraine), book design, book illustration.
2013 Unseen Dreams, Filmgallery, PhotoIreland Festival (Dublin, Ireland), illustration, collaboration.
2012 New Designers, Business Design Centre (London, UK),illustration, books.
2012 Illustration Degree Show, University of Herfordshire (Hatfield, UK),illustration, books.
2011 End of Year Show, ArtPlay (Moscow, Russia), illustration, mixed media, painting.
2011 KomMissia, Winzavod Art Centre (Moscow, Russia), illustration, comics.
2010 RockPaperScissors, Glaz Gallery (Moscow, Russia), mixed media, painting.
Contacts
Please, feel free to contact me for any questions or additional information via varvara.perekrest(a)gmail.com
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