The road so far

Here is my professional

Curriculum Vitae

Click here to open my CV in PDF for­mat or here to down­load MS Word .doc file.

Professional experience

Apart from numer­ous free­lance design projects done for var­i­ous indi­vid­ual clients in the last 20 years, here are some of the major com­pa­nies and clients that I worked with (or I’m still work­ing with) along with my movie and TV work:

2005 — present
Swan Mul­ti­me­dia Ltd.
Free­lance Cre­ative Direc­tor and Graph­ic Design Consultant

As a free­lance Cre­ative Direc­tor and Graph­ic Design Con­sul­tant my respon­si­bil­i­ties include cre­at­ing the design and the visu­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion of their Health & Safe­ty cours­es, pro­duc­ing print­ed and online ver­sions of the cours­es, and keep­ing their online Con­tent Man­age­ment Sys­tems up to date.

2011 — present
Free­lance Graph­ic Design­er & DTP Localis­er, DTP Team Leader and QA

April 2011 — August 2013: In-house team leader of the DTP local­i­sa­tion team.

August 2013 — present: free­lance DTP localis­er and leader of StangaOne1’s DTP team.

A local­i­sa­tion DTP art­work­er works with trans­lat­ed doc­u­ments to make their appear­ance as close as pos­si­ble to the orig­i­nal doc­u­ment. The major client I work with via StangaOne1 is Sajan — a trans­la­tion com­pa­ny with branch­es in USA, Ire­land, Spain and Sin­ga­pore. Apart from DTP art­work­ing my respon­si­bil­i­ties are: graph­ic design of web­sites; FB apps; email newslet­ter; QA of dif­fer­ent mobile apps, video edit­ing and subtitling.

2003 — present
Damyan Yakov publisher
Free­lance Graph­ic Design­er — Book: cov­er and body design.

March 2003 — Octo­ber 2005: In-house graph­ic designer.

Octo­ber 2005 — present: Free­lance graph­ic designer.

I’ve designed more than one hun­dred books and book cov­ers for this pub­lish­er alone.

Crash Time — short Sci Fi movie (lan­guage English)
Screen­writer, Pro­duc­er, Direc­tor and Cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er, Editor

Light­Craft — short ani­mat­ed machin­i­ma movie (lan­guage English)
Screen­writer, Pro­duc­er, Direc­tor and Cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er, Editor

2009 — 2011
Essence Mar­ket­ing Ltd.
Cre­ative Director

Essence Mar­ket­ing Ltd. is an adver­tis­ing and mar­ket­ing agency. As a cre­ative direc­tor my respon­si­bil­i­ties were to man­age the entire projects from the clients’ briefs through to final art­works — print­ed or pub­lished online; to cre­ate and imple­ment design con­cepts as well as to super­vise a team of junior and mid-weight design­ers and artworkers.

2007 — 2009
World­wide FX
2D ani­ma­tor and composer

After acquir­ing a Cer­tifi­cate of Pro­fi­cien­cy with Eye­on Fusion 5.01 (2D com­pos­ing soft­ware) as a 2D artist, ani­ma­tor and com­pos­er I was a mem­ber of a VFX post pro­duc­tion team for sev­er­al movies — The Gene Gen­er­a­tion, Mega SnakeHero Want­edLeaves of Grass and Ram­bo (IV).

2005 — 2007
TV Zdrave
Pro­duc­er & Director

Two years of pro­duc­ing and direct­ing var­i­ous TV shows – both live and pre-recorded.

The Mag­ic Sar­cho — doc­u­men­tary (lan­guage Bulgarian).
Scriptwriter, Exec­u­tive Pro­duc­er, Direc­tor and Direc­tor of Edits.

The film was aired by Bul­gar­i­an Nation­al Tele­vi­sion on 10.o1.2006

1999 — 2002
Bor­sa Imoti — Real Estate week­ly  magazine
Graph­ic Design­er and Artworker

Graph­ic design and DTP of a mag­a­zine relat­ed to the Real Estate market.

1997 — 1998
Lucky Time
Graph­ic Design­er and Artworker

Lucky Time was a cre­ative stu­dio and an adver­tis­ing agency. I was respon­si­ble for the graph­ic design and art­work of var­i­ous prod­ucts — BCs, logos and cor­po­rate iden­ti­ty mate­ri­als as well as press adverts, diplo­mas and cer­tifi­cates, stamps and office materials.

1993 — 1996
Graph­ic Design­er and Artworker

Bon­do was a cre­ative stu­dio spe­cial­ized in mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers design as well as brochures, leaflets and print­ed adverts.

Software proficiency: 

DTP & Design:

Adobe CS pack­ages (cur­rent­ly work­ing on CS6) — both for MAC and PC:

Adobe InDe­sign (and its pre­de­ces­sor Page­Mak­er)- excellent
Adobe Pho­to­shop — excellent
Adobe Illus­tra­tor — excellent
Adobe Flash — excellent
Action Script 2.0 & 3.0 — good

Adobe Dreamweaver — good

Adobe FrameMak­er — excellent

QuarkX­press (Mac and PC) — excellent

Corel­Draw — excellent

Video and audio edit­ing and VFX com­pos­ing software:


Pre­miere Pro — excellent
After Effects — very good
Audi­tion — excellent


Vegas — excellent
Sound Forge — excellent
DVD Archi­tect — excellent

Eye­on Fusion — excellent

Final Cut Pro (MAC) — very good
Motion (MAC) — good

Imag­i­neer Mocha and Mokey — good
Nuke — good

MS Office:

Word- excel­lent
Pow­er­Point — excellent
Excel — very good


PC — excel­lent (soft­ware and hard­ware man­age­ment and maintenance)
MAC — very good — (soft­ware man­age­ment and maintenance)


Eng­lish — very fluent
French — fluent
Russ­ian- very fluent
Bul­gar­i­an — native

Dri­ving licence — yes




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