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maria vladimirova


London, United Kingdom
+44 7508 841 471
I see illustration as a great means of communication.
The relation between the idea and the visual is not always straight-forward, quick visualization of the text is equally beautiful as an obscure and sophisticated translation of the word into the picture. I believe in strong capacity of an image to tell a story, shock and provoke.
I come from a non-art background - BA in economics taught me to create best solutions within restrictions on time and outcomes, which provided me with the skill of trouble-shooting under the pressure. I learn new tricks fast.
In my personal work I enjoy life-drawing, as well as drawing from dreams or memories. In commercial projects the time frame doesn’t always allow to look for the perfect model so I easily use photographic references and objects around me. I prefer to work quickly - I’m a speedy drawer, this gives the vibrant energy to the line. I’m driven to aesthetically beautiful, seductive imagery, rich and intriguing in details. The intensity comes from the way I see things - I try to imprint all the elements that shape the mood of the object, looking at it as if it was seen for the first time. This approach allows me to share the pioneer view on the world around us.
London, United Kingdom
Jul 2010
annual publications of LG Press
London, United Kingdom
Mar 2012
Moscow, Russia
May 2010
various projects, including calendar covers, posters and logo design.
Moscow, Russia
Nov 2011
Prosports magazine
illustration for an article about tennis players
London, United Kingdom
Dec 2010Jun 2011
set designer/decorator
i was working at a range of projects with Diesel.
first, i created a decoration for the company's Christmas party;
then in spring it was followed up by a group project: over a period of time we planned, created and installed shop windows decoration for Covent garden and Carnaby street stores.
later in june i decorated one of the Diesel parties in islington.
Kiev, Ukraine
i design t-shirts prints for this dirty-minded, aggressive and wicked fashion brand.
London, United Kingdom
Aug 2013Present
helping the magic to happen at lovely ClearCreations greeting card company. my role is to illustrate some of the cutest things out there, including kittens, bunnies and tiny birds.
Moscow, Russian Federation
Dec 2013Present
I illustrate educational courses designed to coach a variety of clients including state officials. courses that we're creating are innovative for Russian distant learning practice and i much enjoy being a part of this team.
London, United Kingdom
Nov 2010Present
MA Visual Arts/Illustration
London, United Kingdom
Oct 2008Jul 2010
FdA Illustration for Sequence and Interaction
Moscow, Russia
Sep 2004Jun 2008
Moscow State University
BA Economics
Nov 2009
"Peace, Love, Music" Competition Winner
Russian (Native), English (Fluent)
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing, Editorial Illustration, Fashion Illustration, Ink, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Sketch, Textile Design, Watercolor