Diana Koicheva

Diana Koicheva

Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Diana Koicheva

Diana Koicheva

Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance Digital Content Creator in Digital Media My work includes: • Illustration and Animation Production • Photo and Video editing with Adobe Package • Website Designer • Social Media Marketing Fully capable of using the main apps for personal productivity • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Lightroom • Adobe After Effects • Adobe Premiere • Sony Vegas • Pro Show Producer • 3DS MAX • Autodesk Maya • Pics Art (mobile app) • Wix and Wordpress website creators • Instagram Business Profile • Facebook Ads Manager • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Powerpoint Education Currently studying Master Degree Illustration and Visual Media in Univerity of Arts London ( London College of Communication ) This course explores the creation and contextualisation of images at a time of unparalleled possibilities for engagement in visual culture. Graduated National School of Fine Arts "Iliya Petrov" as an illustrator and Bachelor in Animation in New Bulgarian University, I gained a lot of experience with classical and computer animation, character design, storyboard, filming and video/sound editing. I had the oppurtunity to learn academic drawing from the best teachers in the county. Achievements 2020 Applied in MA Illustration and Visual Media in University of The Arts London, LCC 2020 Graduated BA Animation in New Bulgarian University in Sofia Bulgaria with the short animation film “Labyrinth” 2018 1st place for short film - Student Workshop of the Worldwide Festival of Animated Films Varna 2017 3rd Place for Cut out Paper Animation- Student Workshop of the Worldwide Festival of Animated Films Varna 2016 Applied in Minerva Academy, Groningen, Netherlands BA illustration and animation (lately decide to study in Bulgaria) 2016 Graduated illustration- opened exhibition in “Debut” gallery 2016 1st place for best charcoal drawing- a contest organized by National School of Fine Arts Sofia 2015 An illustration selected to represent the online gallery in the official website of the National School of Fine Arts, Sofia 2015 2nd place for Logo- a contest organized by a Bulgarian company 2014 Appearance in a musical video for a famous Bulgarian rock band called D2 2014 Interviewed in BNT TV Show “Women” –Creating and illustrating Christmas cards on live TV Work Experience: Comic Artist in “Ugly Entertainment” A paid student internship focused on creating and designing a project for a comic book • Character Design • Storyboarding • Script • Designing cover samples • Marketing strategies • Learning the manufacturing process and worldwide selling of a product Freelance Illustratior and Art teacher The background education in National School of Fine Arts “Iliya Petrov” allows me to lead drawing lessons for children and help them to apply in art school I was teaching a 13 years old girl how to : • represent a dynamic composition • extend her drawing skills • raise her colour awareness she applied successfully in art high school Volunteer in organizing and coordinating the World Festival of Animated Films Varna • I am able to meet a lot of artists and get in touch with the worldwide market of animation films • Participate in the curating of exhibitions • Solve problems and answer to audience’s questions about the projections (program, age category and etc.) Colouring Artist in “Koulevfilm Productions” studio for a bulgarian animation movie called “Headlights” My work includes: • Drawing with markers and filling with watercolour the lines of every frame • Make sure that frames are placed by order • Delivering high amount of work for a short period of time Participant in the Animation Workshop “Varvara” The workshop is organized for Students from New Bulgarian University by the World Festival of Animated Films Varna The aim of the workshop is to divide students into groups and encourage them to produce short animations for a period of 5 days. Every year the theme and the technique is different: 1styear- cut out paper animation in a team of 10 students. 2nd year- a contest for best plasticine animation in a team of 4 students, created the movie “Smoked Fish” and won 1st place 3rd year- a project to explore the transition from black to white with sand animation; I was in a team with another student and delivered the animation “Sand Nudes”
Projects credited in
  • Distorted Perceptions of Reality - Mirrorfast
    Distorted Perceptions of Reality - MirrorfastDistorted Perceptions of Reality - Mirrorfast was an event organised by group of young female students at London College of Communication in order to celebrate female identity. We encouraged the woman to participate in our research and talk about the perception of femininity. Objectives: To explore other issues which contribute to woman perception of themselves, we considered subjects such as body image, advertising, plastic surgery and male gaze in the media. Our team aimed to achieve the d
  • Reliving the Sixties
    Reliving the SixtiesCert (HE) International Preparation for Fashion (2015) The aim of this project is to re-visualise the conceptual meaning behind all the art and fashion movements of the 1960s Swinging London; to capture the 'joyful, celebratory [spirit] of the era' (Green, 1999, 17) without apeaing to repeat or mimc the iconic and eternal garments and bold textiles of the time.
  • VOX
    VOXDesign and art direction for UAL and Vogue Italia sponsored bilingual fashion and art magazine VOX, first issue.
  • 19 Reflections
    19 ReflectionsInitially a point of research, this series of interviews and discussions soon became a project within itself. The gold, letter-pressed quotes are juxtaposed by the lightweight, inexpensive newsprint, encouraging the audience to think about the value of the object: letterpress being such a precious and time-consuming practice on newsprint, a very disposable material. The pull-quotes are not only a symbol of value but also signifies a running theme throughout their work or their philosophy on the
  • David Bowie is...one of us
    David Bowie is...one of usTo coincide with the 2013 exhibition David Bowie is...staff and students from University of the Arts London including Jackie McManus, Caroline Stevenson and Charlie Craggs supported by the learning team at the V&A worked with young people from David Bowie's former school, Ravens Wood School in Bromley, on a short film entitled David Bowie is...one of us. The film was produced by 3AngryMen film production company and music producer, Robert Worby and includes original choreography, costumes and
  • The Activist Magazine
    The Activist Magazine
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