Stela Bonova
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Stela Bonova

IllustratorUnited Kingdom
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Stela Bonova

IllustratorUnited Kingdom
About me
Hi, I’m a Bulgarian illustrator living in the UK. I draw and make animated GIFs. I’m interested in Editorial and Commercial illustration work. Recent graduate from Arts Universit Bournemouth.
Projects
  • 2021 ILLUSTRATED WALL CALENDAR
    2021 ILLUSTRATED WALL CALENDARI designed and illustrated this 12-page calendar. Had a lot of fun thinking of what makes each month special and distinct to me and creating the illustrations based on that. Created a custom font in English and in Bulgarian for my bi-lingual audience. Did file preparation in InDesign to get it ready for printing. You can see (and purchase) the final product here - https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/904418899/2nd-pre-order-2021-illustrated-wall?ref=shop_home_active_1.
  • Happy Halloween!
    Happy Halloween!spooky fluff awaits in the shadows
  • Bike Rides
    Bike RidesLately, I've been feeling a little hopeless and surrounded by dark rainy clouds. Every time that happens I just remind myself that I am at the beginning of my journey and I will get to the good times. I'm on a bike, trying to outrun the storm and get to the good weather, I just have to keep cycling. I also used this illustration to practice my background/landscape painting skills and was quite happy in the end!
  • Wowing From Home Business Cards
    Wowing From Home Business CardsA variation of my business cards that I did for the new Moo Briefs challenge showcasing my quarantine 'talent' #wowingfromhome. Just had fun with this one!
  • Piggy Sticker Pack
    Piggy Sticker PackA collection of gif animations I created for a sticker pack for a messaging app (can be found on Instagram with search word 'steluna' in story > gifs and on any other platform that uses GIPHY). Done in Procreate and Photoshop.
  • Lady Garden
    Lady GardenA collection of images I created for the publication 'Lady Garden' by Sophie McPherson. The publication is a guide for women of all ages and nationalities on personal hygiene depicting taboo topics and giving useful tips. The work I've created was responding to existing texts or Sophie's ideas. I got to create a variety of female characters as well as work on spot illustrations of all kinds of objects.
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Projects credited in
  • Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Illustration
    Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) IllustrationThe BA Illustration course at AUB is founded on an inclusive notion of illustration, that recognises the breadth of practices, and contexts within which it operates. Here, students define their own universe whilst building the skills to enable them to adapt to the rapidly expanding and diversifying field of contemporary illustration, whether those are drawing, print, digital or time-based practices. AUB illustration students are resourceful and agile creatives who maintain a clear sense of th
  • Yin
    YinPart two of my Yin and Yang concept - beauty editorial photoshoot Photography and Retouch - Stanislava Vaseva Model - Stela Bonova Hair and makeup done by me
  • LushMe
    LushMeA collection of content for Sophie McPherson's LushMe Brand, a line of products for Lush highlighting intimate care. Postcards created as an addition to the accompanying publication and scarf design used as packaging.
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Work history
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    IllustratorBUMF
    Wallisdown, Poole, United KingdomPart Time
    I am one of 5 illustrators for the publication BUMF Magazine, organized by AUB students. Being part of a team of creatives thaught me a lot about collaboration and teamwork. The illustration work I've done so far has been accompanying articles or following a brief from the team. Examples of my work for them can be seen on page 8,9,15 - https://issuu.com/bumfmedia/docs/bumf_issue_13_unusual2.
Skills
  • Illustration
  • Blog Illustration
  • Book Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Food Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Character Illustration
  • Childrens Illustration
  • Narrative Illustration
  • Gif
  • Gif Animation
  • Animated Gif
  • Cel Animation
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
Education
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    Adobe Certified Associate of PhotoshopAdobe
     - United Kingdom
    The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is the industry-recognized validation of one’s skill in Adobe Photoshop CC. This certification requires in-depth knowledge of setting project requirements, understanding the Adobe Photoshop CC interface, as well as creating and publishing digital images using Adobe Photoshop CC.
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    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Short Course Graphic Design CommunicationArts University Bournemouth
     - Wallisdown, Poole, United Kingdom
    Took a 10-week short course in Graphic Design to push my knowledge from Illustration into a more digital direction, learning the fundamentals of design and using programmers such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
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Awards
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    Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design Using Adobe PhotoshopAdobe
    The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is the industry-recognized validation of one’s skill in Adobe Photoshop CC. This certification requires in-depth knowledge of setting project requirements, understanding the Adobe Photoshop CC interface, as well as creating and publishing digital images using Adobe Photoshop CC.