Olga Andriyenko
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I am a story and visual development artist born in Ukraine and currently living in Hamburg, Germany. I have been working in games, animation and comics for over 15 years. I'm always looking for opportunities to learn, grow and collaborate with fellow passionate creatives, telling stories with feeling, compassion and humor.

Let's connect:

[email protected]

Experience

Illustrator and animatic creator

Daedalic Entertainment

2022

For Daedalic Entertainment's upcoming game "Gollum" in a team of two me and my friend Rino Pelli created intro and outro illustrations, which we animated in After Effects.

Educator and brand embassador

Wacom

2020-ongoing

Educational and entertainment live streams for Wacom.

Art educator

3dtotal

2020-ongoing

Character design and illustration tutorials focused on emotion and storytelling for several published and upcoming publications by 3dtotal.

Storyboard Artist

The Frank Barton Company, Animationsfabrik GmbH and other clients

2020-ongoing

Storyboards for several projects, including young adult animated series, project pitches and advertisement.

Character Designer and Illustrator

Samsung/Click&Clever

2020

Character Designs and story illustration for "Galaxy Starship" interactive educational game for Samsung employees set in a futuristic outer space.

Storyboard Artist

Rolickin'

2019-2020

Comedy storyboards for an unannounced animated feature film.

Character Designer

Animationsfabrik GmbH

2019-2020

Visual Development and Character Design for unannounced animated feature film, a reboot of an existing IP. In addition to designing a new look for the characters and providing mood sketching for acting reference I also gave feedback to the 3D artists by doing paintovers and directly adjusting the 3D models.

Director

Animationsfabrik GmbH

2019

Direction for 2D animated TV ad.

Character Design Support

Passion Pictures Ltd., Salon Alpin

2018

Additional Character Design exploration to support the look development of Annie Awards Winner "Rang Tan". The environmental message of the ad is especially important to me.

Senior 2D Artist

InnoGames GmbH

2015-2019

I created numerous appealing characters, location concepts, illustrations and animatics for various mobile games, randing from Casual to Fantasy. While collaborating closely with the Game Designers and getting Feedback from the Team my priority was always to infuse my designs with storytelling, humor and life.

Art Educator

LOLA and several events

2011-2019

Workshops for young kids and adults on topics ranging from art fundamentals, character design, digital art and comic storytelling. I always try to pass on both my knowledge and enthusiasm and love for art and creativity to motivate my students that loving what you create is an important part of the craft.

Lead Character Designer and Animator

Daedalic Entertainment

2012-2013

Working closely with the author I created over 40 characters to inhabit the magical world of the 2D animated Point&Click Adventure "The Night Of The Rabbit". I have hand-drawn many of the animations and provided feedback to the animation team. The project was a high-stress enviroment due tor short time constraints and a very young and inexperienced team, but I am proud how our heartfelt dedication to the game helped overcome those obstacles.

2D Animator

Daedalic Entertainment

2010-2012

In my first job in gaming I learned hand-drawn 2D frame-by-frame animation and contributed to several projects, amongst them award-winning Point&Click adventure Deponia.

Comic Artist

Egmont VGS

2006-2010

In a creative team of 2 young women we wrote the stories for 4 comic volumes and several short stories. I was also creating the artwork for all of them.

Education

Communications Design Certificate

Hamburger Technische Kunstschule (htk)

2007-2010

My graduation project was the first issue of the comic "Rotten Romance". I developed the story, look and characters.

Online Classes

Storyboarding with Kris Pearn, Schoolism

Character Sculpting in ZBrush with Louie Tucci, Gnomon

Skills

  • Storytelling
  • Character Design
  • Comics
  • Illustration
  • 2D animation
  • 3D sculpting basics
  • Compositing & Animatics

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Clip Studio Paint
  • Procreate
  • Storyboard Pro
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Blender (basics)
  • ZBrush (basics)
  • Unity (basics)

Languages

  • German (native)
  • Russian (native)
  • Ukrainian (native, but bad)
  • English (fluent)
  • Japanese (beginner, currently learning)

Hobbies

  • Sketch meet-ups and connecting with the local/global art community
  • Taking care of my cats and plants
  • Dancing
  • Cinema
  • Video Games
  • Traveling and hiking
  • Cooking, exploring foreign cuisines
  • Experiencing nature and caring for the environment
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