Gleb Toropov

Art Director / Illustrator / Designer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator - Art Director


About me

I am all about generating and communicating ideas and love to conceptualise and think visually. I am a flexible problem solver and can't wait to get my teeth into the next design challenge. Confident working alone or in a team, eager to learn and happy to teach. With over a decade of experience in a wide range of creative environments my strength is my versatility, ability to adapt my style to each projects, attention to detail, maintaining high standards, while keeping within deadlines and budgets... Oh, and I am now a proud owner of a big ginger beard! (Every office should have one.)


  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Copywriting
  • Digital
  • Cartoon
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Print Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Work history


Art Director


Mar 2015
  • Art Director responsible for commissioning designers and illustrators for multimedia mobile messaging marketing. Bringing in new clients, pitch documents and mockups, hands on design and illustration work. Ideation and strategy.


Creative All Rounder

Next Line

Aug 2004 - Mar 2015
  • I have been a creative freelancer since I left University. I have worked for animation production companies in London and Belgium as a scriptwriter. For publishers as a writer/illustrator of children's books. For music labels as a graphic designer and art worker. For a Russian oil company as an interactive presentation creator... I wear many hats, but above all else I love to come up with ideas and see them evolve and take shape into something tangible.



Film Television

Brunel University

Aug 2000 - May 2003
  • Film & Television