Anna Menshenina

Anna Menshenina

Illustrator & Visual CommunicatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Anna Menshenina

Anna Menshenina

Illustrator & Visual CommunicatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Graduate from University of Westminster. Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours degree in Illustration and Visual Communication on a faculty of Media, Art and Design. Based in London. Looking to gain work experience working in the world of art, photography, fashion and film. Excellent creative problem-solving, organisational, independent working and team-working skills. Always striving to share new visions and to excel in achieving perfection and in creating meaningful imagery. As an artist, I use a range of processes in my practice from drawing and painting to photography and filmmaking. My goal is to try and merge these media in order to create new and exciting visions. One of the main subjects of my work is the relationship of man with his environment, often with a natural one. Currently, my practice is mostly based around fashion and retail photography and filmmaking, however, my film often includes aspects of more traditional illustration. I strive for my viewers to acknowledge and appreciate beauty in our nature as human beings and beauty in the world which surrounds us. My passion lies with the simple elements of just living and emerging into different cultures. This passion provides me with a source of inspiration which has sated a lot of my art work based on human’s spiritual connection with nature and how this relationship is transmitted through ancient folktales of different nations. I believe in collecting precious life experiences though travelling and developing body and mind. This allows me to touch upon a boundless range of emotions which I can then bring into my art work. It takes learning and great courage to become a true artist, to be creative, to construct your own world, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Projects
  • Amens Wear Denim
    Amens Wear DenimAmens Wear Denim Jackets were created to serve as protest against disrespect of the natural environment, focusing on marine conservation and whale protection. The jackets would be worn in order to address the public with the idea of conservation of nature and to raise awareness of animal species in danger. With my designs under the Amens Wear brand, I want to remind people of the beauty of our home, the Earth, and importance of looking after others who occupy it. In the process, the aim is also to reduce the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry by using climate neutral materials and reviving vintage clothing. Amens Wear Denim Jackets are reimagined, customised retro pieces.
  • Atlas Shrugged (Asleep)
    Atlas Shrugged (Asleep)Honoured about being shortlisted for the Hermione Hammond Drawing Award 2017 as one of the 12 highly commended artists for my "Atlas Srugged Series"! The Award this year attracted 674 entries altogether from art colleges throughout Britain and Ireland.
  • Amens Wear Tees
    Amens Wear Tees
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Work history
    Camera Assistant - TV
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I have worked with PoloCam on a seasonal basis. PoloCam films matches and produces live-streams of Horse Polo tournaments and events. The company also films promotional videos for Polo-related brands. During my time with the PoloCam team I got involved in almost all the processes from acting as a camera-man to assisting commentators and broadcast directors. This job required patience, perseverance and an ability to adapt well to new environments and, perhaps, even time-zones as many of the most famous polo fixtures take place outside of the UK. Furthermore, working with PoloCam has consolidated my ability to work well in a team even under stressful circumstances such as broadcasting live.
    Graphic Design Artist
    Moscow, RussiaFreelance
    This job included designing a logo for the new Equine Polo Club and Academy in Moscow to be placed on the website, banners, signs and players’ attire. This project required a very creative approach in order to fulfil criteria presented by the managers of the Polo Club. The logo needed to be unique and memorable, yet containing traditional elements of a Polo Club logo - horse and mallet. This project required drawing skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as well as creative problem solving skills to make sure the logo communicates the brand’s ideas, works with the club name and stands out amongst the competitors. I currently work as a freelance designer with Planernaya Polo Club, developing branding materials for tournaments and events held at the club.
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Skills
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Adventure Photography
  • Animal Illustration
  • Travel Photograghy
  • 2D Artist
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Social Media Management
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Art Curation
Education
    BA(Hons) First Class Illustration and Visual Communication
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
    Hermione Hammond Drawing Award
    Highly Commended Artist