I am in design for more than 15 years.
Name: Velichko Hristov Velikov
Date of Birth: 22.03.1970
Addres: Cartref, Garden Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3LU
Phone: home: +442083133288; mobile: +447738431674
E-mail/ICQ: email@example.com / 52201740
Web: www.velichkovelikov.com, www.seo-web-site.co.uk
1992 - 2000 : University of Rousse “Angel Kanchev”, Bulgaria: Master degree – Industrial design, code: 02.19.06
Relevant Courses:Graphic Design, Computer Design and Animation, Traditional Art Techniques, Lightning Techniques, Interior Design,Theory of colors, Theory of composition, Modeling, etc.
1983 - 1988 : School of fine porcelain and glass “As.Zlatarov” – Novi pazar, Bulgaria, Specialty: Decoration of porcelain and glass
Relevant Courses: Working and creating of glass and porcelain, Blowing glassware, Painting on porcelain and glass
09/2008 - present
Pure Design Studio: London, UK, - Product design and prototyping – furniture, lighting, porcelain and glass products, Interior/exterior design, 3D visualizations and animations, graphic&web design.
09/2006 – 09/2008
NIKROM Ltd – the largest furniture manufacturer in Bulgaria (more than 100 000 chairs per month production): Head of Design department – furniture and interior design, visualizations, advertisement, etc.
OXAGON Ltd: London, UK, responsible for the Design team- Interior/exterior design services, 3D visualizations, Web design, Graphic and logo design, Illustration
WEB-IT: London, UK, Design part of the company - Self-employed - 3D visualizations, Web design, Graphic and logo design.
12/1997 - 10/2003: Kitka Plc. – Novi Pazar, Bulgaria – The largest manufacturer of porcelain and glass in Bulgaria, Package and Graphic designer – developing, prototyping, graphic design and prepress.
12/1996 - 12/1997: Tema Design Ltd. A company that offers Graphic Design, Interior Design, Prepress, Printing services – Rousse, Bulgaria – Manager, Senior designer, Prepress.
08/1995 – 10/1997: Industrial Design Studio Ltd. – Rousse, Bulgaria: Manager, Senior designer.
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- 13 years in Graphic design, Industrial design, 3d modeling and animation, Video editing, Web design, etc.
3D Studio Max, V-ray, Brasil R/S, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Zbrush, Fractal Design Painter, Adobe Premiere, Ulead Media Studio Pro, Bryce 3D, Poser, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Fireworks, MS Office, Internet, Networking and support of Windows95/98/2000/XP/Vista.
“Techniques of visualization in the industrial design” – textbook - University of Rousse, Bulgaria, 2002
Organizer of CHERGA (Bulgarian Design group) exhibition at 100% Design London - 2009
“Co-organizer of the Bulgarian Design Biennial ’08.” Managing the Furniture and Product design field.
Organizer of the Workshop “Japanese set” during BDB’08.
2009 – Exhibiting at 100% Design Futures – London
2009 – Exhibiting at World of Furniture – Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 – Exhibiting at Maison&Objet - Paris
2010 – Exhibiting at 100% Design Futures – London
2010 – Exhibiting at World of Furniture – Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 – Exhibiting at Liverpool Design Festival - Liverpool
2011 – Exhibiting at iSaloni – Milano – Lastika and Curly chairs presented
2011 – Exhibiting at Sofia Design Week – Sofia, Bulgaria – Lastika and Curly chairs presented
2011 – Exhibiting at Budapest Design Week – Budapest, Hungary – Lastika chair presented.
2011 – Exhibiting at The World of Furniture – Sofia, Bulgaria – presented more than 10 products
“Brainstorming in the design process. How it’s works - Workshop “Japanese set” in Bulgaria – 2008” – Sofia, Bulgaria, during the Bulgarian Design Biennial ‘08
1995 – Grand Prize for overall creativity at Industrial Design exhibition – Rousse’95
2003 – One of the top 20 entries at 2003 photoreal furniture competition - http://www.design-engine.com/competition/top20photoreal2003.htm
2005 - 3rd place in the National furniture design competition DESIGN 2005 with The Lovely Bar stool - http://bulfurniture.com/php_engl/konkurs.php
2006 - Awarded at the exhibition of UBA(United Bulgarian Artists) – Form follows function
2007 - 3rd place for the best stand design at "World of furniture" - the biggest Bulgarian furniture show event.
2010 – Winner of the Imagine Outlet Furniture contest – competition for a chair design - http://imagineoutlet.com/Designer-furniture/Velichko-Velikov.aspx
2011 – The Designer of the Year 2011 – Bulgaria, awarded by the Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry at The world of furniture exhibition – Sofia, Bulgaria.
- Member of Design section at UBA (United Bulgarian Artists – www.sbhart.com). Member of the Executive body of the section.
- Member of Hidden Arts forum – UK.
- Founder and member of CHERGA – Bulgarian Design Group – http://cherga.org
Good English and fluent Russian, Bulgarian (mother language)
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES:
Painting, Drawing, 3D, Ancient history, Antiques and ancient art, Books, Sport – Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Karate Kiokushin, Kick-box, Computers – hardware and software