Nikita Kibirev
Art Director | Graphic Designer | Illustrator | Concept Art
As a commercial artist, I'm just as much in my element when it comes to doing off-the-wall concept art as I am when working on highly brand-driven projects across different mediums. In the last few years, I've done everything: from creating large-scale physical installations, to creating brand guidelines to illustrating my own ideas and those of movie directors, bands and startups.

A distinctive feature of my personal style has always been a loving attention to detail. This has allowed me to express both my own and others' ideas in the best possible way.
My Magical Powers
As a visual creative, I'm extremely versatile, and I've worked in the following digital and physical mediums:
1
Strategic
thinking
2
Representing
ideas visually
3
Presentation
design
4
Brainstorming
5
Project
management
6
Visual identity
development
7
Strong
typography
8
Visual problem
solving
9
Illustration and
digital painting
10
Concept art and
visual development
11
Movie and
animated scripts
12
Physical installations
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Video game graphics
14
Still graphics
for animation
15
360 illustration
16
Animatics and
storyboards
17
Key visuals
for advertising
18
Digital comics
Brands I've Worked With
Education
Associate of Arts (Graphic Design)
Moscow Art University
2007 – 2009
Bachelor of Psychology
Moscow State Administration University
2016 Graduate
STORY - A Robert Mckee Seminar
24-27 May 2018
Resume
Art Director | Graphic Designer | Illustrator | Concept Art
ILLUSTRATOR
REDKEDS CREATIVE AGENCY
Oct 2016 - Sept 2018

During this period, I worked on a wide variety of visual projects including: illustration and digital painting, brand identity, concept art and visual development, video game graphics, still graphics for animation, and everything that is needed to present digital campaigns and big ideas to clients.

Clients included: Raiffeisen bank, Uniqlo, Nike, Durex, Colgate, Mazda.
ART DIRECTOR
OUTSQR CONSULTING
Jan 2015 - Oct 2016

This phase of my career involved working on a lot of digital projects, while still evolving my skills as an designer. I also got more exposure to creative and art direction, and worked on conceptualising the artistic side of international marketing & web projects. I also built and managed a production team.

For six months, I was involved in getting this new digital agency off the ground, including managing the production side of things. This helped me to further build on my commercial and management skills.

Clients included: Acer (Australia), Tom Tailor (Germany), Mortgage House (Australia) & Ultimate Ears (New Zealand).
ART DIRECTOR
AMPERSAND VISUAL COMMUNICATION AGENCY
Sept 2014 - Dec 2014

I joined this boutique digital agency as an art director and senior graphic designer. I successfully managed and coordinated graphicdesign projects from concept development through to completion.

I worked closely with clients to define the project vision, conceive designs and consistently deliver projects on brief and to deadline.

Undertook projects for several multi-million dollar Russian brands: Uralsib, BTK Group, VHS-visa handling service, Globus group.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR
ENGEOCOM MANAGEMENT
Sept 2011 - Sept 2014

During this period, I worked on a wide variety of graphic design and illustration projects. This included creating several large-scale installations for one of Moscow's largest shopping malls, and then helping to project manage their implementation.

Also, I undertook a number of brand identity projects for large and small brands that belong to this holding group. Among other things, I also worked on creating a shopping mall navigation system and collateral design for various large-scale events.
Software I Love
100%
Adobe Photoshop
100%
Adobe Illustrator
30%
Adobe After Effects
40%
Adobe InDesign
As a professional
I am
Creative
I can be practically creative,or way-out-there,depending on the brief
Communicative
Great communicator with project / production management experience
Friends With Deadlines
Habit of hitting deadlines (even pulling all-nighters when this was required)
Productive
Very productive, unusually so for a creative
Publicity & Exhibitions
Made on
Tilda