My career started the way I had been always dreaming about: being a student of the preparatory group at the National Academy of Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, I took part in several exhibitions for young artists with my paintings and installations. It was a very happy time for me. Back then art in Ukraine was even more distinctive and original than it is now, and it was much easier to express yourself than in the existing European society full of canons and rules, even in such seemingly free sphere as art.
Then I moved to the fashion capital of Italy, where I had immersed myself into the world of fashion for the following 6 years. I successfully graduated from ISTITUTO MARANGONI, one of the most prestigious institutions in this sphere, and then worked as a creator, designer and art director in various fashion companies. After nearly 7 years I have returned to Kiev and started working as an art director at an American advertising agency Leo Burnett. My successful career in the advertising industry, fashion and design taught me a lot, but unfortunately could not give me the most important thing ever – joy of doing what you really like. Gradually, I began working as an illustrator and designer of urban spaces, and then I set up my Bureau, where the work was based on the principles of deep feeling and understanding of people's needs. I am sure that any idea has a chance to be realized and my team was focused on making every single one possible. It took me a little more than 10 years to get back to where I began and what I love more than anything: draw, create, discover and make the dreams come true.
Today, I am an acting creative director of a self-development centre in Kyiv, where children and adults are engaged in physical and spiritual practices. In addition to that, I illustrate children's books, constantly take part in various city initiatives, participate in the design of urban spaces, and create murals. Moreover, I do illustrations for a variety of commercial projects, as well as prepare my own exhibition in Kyiv.