Anna Karmazina

illustrator, concept-artist, game artist

Moscow, Russian Federation
I am an illustrator and artist for games, currently based in Russia, Moscow. I am interested in working for book and magazine publishing or game industry. I enjoy travelling and drawing on location, watercolour is one of my most favourite mediums.

Work Experience


Free-lance artist for games

- GUI and game assets for social games and VR, Android and iOS applications.
- Concept art: characters, environments, objects.
- Storyboarding and comics.
- Created graphic assets and illustrations for clients: Gamigo, Funatics Software, Fabrika Online, Indigo Kids, Animaccord (Masha and the Bear).

- Delivering workshops and lectures in graphic storytelling and observational drawing.
- Creating teaching methodology, tasks and workshops in observational drawing and graphic storytelling for students of various ages.
- Delivering talks and workshops in comics, graphic storytelling and observational drawing at exhibitions and festivals for mixed-aged groups of 10 to 60 students.
- Lectures and talks are described as structured, inspiring and rich with information.
January 2008 - Present Russian Federation


Concept artist

- Helping develop the technologies of deep immersion for business and education.

- Concept art, illustration, comics, graphics and promotional materials for social media,

- GUI, game assets.

- Performed as a concept artist and UI designer for more than 15 projects.

- Created educational and business VR-applications for clients including: Department of Motor Vehicles and Traffic Control , Ministry of Defence, Avtodor (Toll Roads, LLC), Rybakov Fond, Gasprom, Hyundai, Invitro

- Made the studio 50% more effective at exhibitions and festivals and raised the memorability of the brand.
September 2016 - Present Moscow, Russian Federation


concept artist

Developed graphics and assets for iOS apps and games, illustrations, GUI and animations. Worked on several projects at the same time, mimicking existing styles and creating new ones.
August 2011 - March 2013


graphic designer

Developed the graphics and brand identity, brand book, catalogues, promotional materials etc. Designed graphic elements for shops' interiors and concepts for showcase installations.
January 2012 - August 2014 Moscow, Russian Federation


Lecturer/teacher in drawing, sketching and painting; assistant design teacher

- Delivered lectures and workshops in painting, drawing and sketching with various mediums both analogue and CG (groups of up to 30 people).
- Organised design process in groups, provided guidance and advice, assisted students in concept making and presentation of designs.
- Participated in curriculum and methodology development for modules in sketching, drawing and painting.
- Participated in Small Cities Development State Program as a member of a concept team.
- Delivered workshops and lectured on sketching in collaboration with Russian Design Union, Russian Artists Union and MVK (International Exhibition Company).
September 2009 - July 2011


Instituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - Cagliari

Holder of Certificate of Attendance of Sketching Advanced program

June 2010 - June 2010 Cagliari, Italy


Bachelor of Art in Industrial Design (6 years of education)

Recieved Honours Bachelor of Art in Industrial Design (6 years of education). I also participated in several local and international contests. I recieved a Russian Designer Union diploma and my project entered the top of the best 25 projects in the Electrolux Design Lab 2009 contest.
June 2005 - July 2011 Moscow, Russia

Cambridge School Of Art

MA Illustration & Book Arts

September 2014 - January 2015 Cambridge, United Kingdom


English (Fluent),
German (Beginner),
Russian (Native),


3D Max, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Book Binding, Book Making, Comics, Concept Art, Concept Design, Concept Sketching, Corel Draw, Corel Painter , Digital Art, Digital Sketching, Drawing On Location, Game Art, Illustration, Observational Drawing, Sketching, Sketching, Storyboarding, Storytelling, Watercolor, Watercolor, Watercolor Painting,

Shows & Published works

Comics in print:
2017-2018 “No nothing”, short, by EdizioniBD, Itlay — to be published
2017 “Marks on paper”, short, shortlisted for Boomfest competition, Russia — to be published
2017 “The Bike”, short, by LiveBubbles, Russia
2017 “What if?”, short, “What if?”, by Komilfo, Russia
2016 “Again and always”, short, ”Frame, frame, spread” #5, by Spb Comics, Russia
2016 “I'll be back soon”, short, “Our childhood”, by Komilfo, Russia

Shows and festivals:
2017 “Family Archive”, Boomfest show, 22 September – 10 October, Saint Petersburg
2017 Time to Draw Fest'17, Saint Petersburg
2017 The Big Festival of comics,cosplay, nostalgia, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2016 Premio Giovanni Martinelli Exhibition, Lucca Comics & Games Gold 2016, Lucca, Italy
2016 “Our Childhood”, Boomfest show, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2016 Author's Comics Exhibition, Samara, Russia
2016 The Big Festival of comics,cosplay, nostalgia, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2015 PERCEPTIONS, MA Degree Show, Cambridge, the UK
2014 NAKED BEAUTY with Small Circle of Rapid Drawing