SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
1 Graphic Design
2 3D Modeling, Animation
3 Flash Animation and Web Design
4 Graphic Artist
5 Handcraft, Gobelin tapestry, embroidery, clay pottery painting
2002-2003 — present iMatrix Graphics Studio Ltd., Yerevan, Armenia
Freelance Graphic Designer/3D Modeler/Animator
Reference: Vahagn Amirkhanyan,Founder. Tel: 374 (91) 415743, 374 (10) 522407
Participate in design and creation of advertisement production on various levels, including sketching, modeling, animation, character animation, rendering, etc.
2002-2005-present Genesis Studio Ltd., Yerevan, Armenia
Reference: Hrair Tadevosyan, Managing Director. Tel: 374 (91) 487542, 374 (10) 563902
Design of logos, calendars, brochures, books, packaging, labels, etc., development corporate identity design handbooks
1998-2002 FUN Studio, Tbilisi, Georgia
Created short flash cartoons for local TV companies
SOFTWARE Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, MAYA
LANGUAGES Russian — native, English — fluent
PORTFOLIO Includes illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, painted clay pottery, corporate identity handbooks, 3D videos, flash cartoons, etc. Some of my graphic works are available in original, others are included in various individual collections.
I never plan my drawings beforehand. I never know what will eventually appear on paper. I start with a small detail, and then I lose feeling of reality. I stop thinking, I stop realizing the time and the place, and I start seeing images. It's more or less like Buddhist meditation; it should be empty inside for my images to appear on another A3. At such moments, I don't feel, hear or see anything but shadows and their position on the paper. But when the work is finished, my sight becomes quite focused as usual.
When still drawing, I empathize with my characters. People who have watched me at work say that my countenance repeats those of my creatures. But when I look at the final result and very often don't recognize it. I rarely understand what I meant by drawing it. I am not attached to my creations, at times I'm even scared to look at them.
This certainly regards solely my graphic drawings. As for paid work, I have found myself quite capable of working in tighter frameworks, irrespective of how little freedom I'm granted by a client.