Zybartas Ciurlys

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About me

 

Zybartas – London based fashion illustrator & journalist. Graduated from prestigious University of Arts London (London College of Fashion) Zybartas has developed his distinctive & highly recognizable drawing style that not only attracted international media’s attention but also was noticed by industry professionals at various showcases & competitions. While still gaining his degree illustrator won two fashion & interior design competitions (T-shirt design for Orchid Charity; interior product design for Fine Cell Works). Illustrator’s works and interviews were showcased by such as Dazed Digital, NY Arts Magazine, Centras.lt/inFashion.lt & Alfa.lt outlets. Fine art background and its influences can be noticed while looking at the usage of bold colour palette. Vibrant rhythmic ornamental prints and patterns, portraiture & catwalk illustrations demonstrate attention for details & textures. Other, commercially successful and award winning style is graphic, it contains linear ornamental motifs & creates space and form blockages. Zybartas made his debut at international annual Vilnius (Lithuania) design festival in 2013 with his personal exhibition of fashion prints and portraits. Beside artistic work Zybartas works as freelance journalist too. Before his art studies, back in 2011, Zybartas established March & Fight interview platform which is focused on leading and emerging fashion creatives and brands from around the world. Interview list includes Hussein Chalayan, Kat Marks, Marloes ten Bhomer, Phoebe English, Patrick Mohr, Helen Bullock, Julian Zigerli, Palmer/Harding, Jean-Phillip, CoITe, Margaux Lange, Andrea Pompilio, Leitmotiv, Scarlett of Soho & many others. Zybartas is regular attendee at London & Paris fashion weeks (starting back in February, 2012). Freelance journalist is officially confirmed by British Fashion Council. He had worked for different web & print outlets by submitting interviews and covering fashion weeks & other cultural events. Visited shows & presentations includes: Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Dries Van Noten, Issey Miyake, Walter Van Beirendonck, Yohji Yamamoto, Juun J., Henrik Vibskov, Wooyoungmi, Paul Smith [Paris]. Burberry London, Belstaff, Hackett, Jimmy Choo, Pringle of Scotland, KTZ, TOPSHOP, Ashish, Zandra Rhodes, Bora Aksu, Sibling [London] to name few. Feel free to get in touch by email zybartas@marchandfight.com .

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Design
  • Indesign

Work history

Currently

Freelance Illustrator, Pattern and Print Design

Zybartas Ciurlys Illustration

May 2007
  • - Collaboration with international magazines and websites. - Collaboration with other creatives; commissioned & commercial work - (Branding, EP album cover design; illustrated look-book; editorials; product design; etc.).

Currently

Editor-in-chief, Contributing Editor and Freelance Journalist

March Fight

Jan 2010
  • www.marchandfight.com, www.infashion.lt - Working as a journalist for a website. - Collaboration with fashion magazines, websites. - Interviewing emerging & leading fashion designers and creatives. - Writing cultural reviews, trend reports; attending fashion shows & summarizing press days. - Building professional network; getting press information from primal sources.

2016

Sales Associate

Hobbs London Ltd

Jan 2012 - May 2016
  • - Awarded for excellent customer services & brand‘s standards. - Visual merchandising & styling work based on given guidelines; creative product display to grow sales. -Responsibility for daily opening/closing & banking/cashing-up procedures. Work experience within diverse team.

2013

Intern

Arise Magazine

Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
  • - Writing press announcements & columns, collecting information/researching for future content. - Assisting fashion team for photoshoots; organizing local & international deliveries, communicating with PRs & fashion houses. - Arranging invites for fashion weeks; making schedules.

2012

Fashion Movie & Photoshoot Director

London College of Fashion

May 2012 - May 2012
  • - Meticulous research, creating ideas & concept, scouting models. - Building professional team, directing visual appearance and aesthetics

Education

2014

BA Fashion Illustration

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014

    2006

    Fine Arts Art History

    Vilnius Justinas Vienozinskis College of Art

    Aug 2002 - Jun 2006

      Awards

      2013

      Winner

      • - Winner (Product design)

      2011

      Runner-up

      • - Runner-up (T-shirt design)