Yani Balimezov

Statement

I'm Yani, a visual development artist and filmmaker from Bulgaria. I have worked on many projects in the field of art and design, including visual development, background art, illustration and art direction, and I graduated in animation at UWE Bristol in 2020. I also graduated from art school with a professional qualification in Fine Art and Graphics. I have many years of experience in art and design, and my latest project is my short film called "AVA" where I am the director of the film as well as visual development artist, background artist and character designer. I am now looking to further develop my skills in visual development and character design.

Achievements & Experience

Qualifications:

2017-2020 BA (Hons) Animation
University of the West of England

2012-2017 Professional Qualification: Fine Art & Graphics
National High School of Fine Art and Design

Awards:

2017 One of the world's best graphic artists
XVI International Biennale of Small Graphics and Ex Libris - Poland

2016 One of the world's best graphic artists
II International Ex Libris Competition - Varna, Bulgaria

Featured Projects:

Background from "AVA"

A background I painted for my short film "AVA".

Collaborators: Kalina Yordanova (Character designer, Concept artist, Art director, Animator, Storyboard artist)

Background from "AVA"

A background I painted for my short film "AVA".

Collaborators: Kalina Yordanova (Character designer, Concept artist, Art director, Animator, Storyboard artist)

Background from "AVA"

A background I painted for my short film "AVA".

Collaborators: Kalina Yordanova (Character designer, Concept artist, Art director, Animator, Storyboard artist)

Character Art

Character development study for a personal project.

Character Art

Character development study for a personal project.

Christmas Card

A Christmas card I painted for university. This design won the university Christmas card design competition.