Bio

Ivan has been an influential contributor to the global CG art community since his teenage years. At the age of Seventeen he was awarded a renowned scholarship to attend the The Art Institute of California – San Francisco with focus on Media Arts & Animation.

While soaking the energy of the vibrant San Francisco arts community, Ivan joined one of the many globally influential creative teams at Autodesk Inc, San Francisco.

Upon his return to Europe, Ivan served as the art director for the software startup company STS Soft SC, providing cutting edge solutions for today’s most challenging data problems. It was there that Ivan gained the corporate design production experience, and in little time, he found himself working on the user experience and interface design of small screens.

Since Ivan left the data startup environment, he has helped a number of idea driven startups find their visual identity and communicate their mission to the global digital community. That was the time, when Ivan joined the board of the New York City based web and mobile developer – J28 LLC. Although a little later, Ivan founded Fragmental Studio – a creative agency, where he is combining vision, technology and business understanding to help ambitious leaders define their brand strategies, customers’ experience and product presentation.

Despite Ivan’s full time obsession with staying on top of the advancements in the worlds of art and technology, he can be often found snowboarding untouched snow powder in the European mountains.

Education

Art Institute of California – San Francisco
Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Media Arts & Animation, 2005 – 2009

Experience

Product Designer, UX, Founder at Fragmental
April 2016 – Present
• Prototyping • User Experience • Design • Product Design • Project Management
“We are a creative team of programmers and designers combining vision, technology and business understanding to help ambitious leaders define their brand strategies, customers’ experience and product presentation.”

UX/UI, VP Operations at J28 LLC
March 2014 – Present
• Software Design • Prototyping • Design Production • Operations
“Appoint Digital (formerly J28) is an experience design and development studio based in New York City and Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We help people and organizations realize their true potential by imagining, creating, and delivering elegant, meaningful, and contemporary communication tools.”

Freelance 3D Artist at Turbosquid Inc
January 2005 – Present
• Concept • Modeling • Texturing • Rendering • Product Management
Diamond level, SquidGuild, top rated 3D seller at the largest library of 3D products for sale in the world. Delivering professional 3D content for industries such as Advertising, Animation, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Film Production, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Product Design, TV Production, Video Games.

Art Director at STS Soft SC
January 2010 – Present
• Design • Visual Design • Branding
“Big Data SolutionsSTS Soft provides cutting edge solutions for BigData applications. Our STSdb database provides 100x performance increase in data processing and indexing.”

3D Artist at Screen Brothers Ltd
February 2007 – February 2008
• 3D Modeling • Texturing • Lighting
Worked on 3d production of commercials broadcasted on several Bulgarian National Television channels.  The client list starts with BTV, Kanal 1, Mtel, Germanos, Msviat, Internity and more.

3D Artist at Autodesk Inc
June 2006 – April 2007
• 3D Modeling • 3D Rendering • Visualization
Worked on various projects in the Autodesk Creative Team in San Francisco, CA.

Proficiency

Web Design, User Interface, User Experience, Mobile Apps Design, Prototyping, 3D Graphics, 3ds Max, After Effects, Zbrush, Mudbox, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign, Experience Design.

Honors and Awards

Art Institute of California – San Francisco Scholarship
Deviantart.com featured artist
Turbosquid.com best rated 3d artist
Turbosquid.com top seller

Recommendations

“Ivan was a pleasure to work with at Autodesk, very professional and easy to work with. He’s very innovative and completes the work not only on time but over and above expectations. I would recommend him anytime.”
Kimberly Johnson, Creative Director, UEVision, Inc.
worked with Ivan at Autodesk

“Ivan is fair and realistic while retaining the high standards of team needs. He is absolutely a people person; has great interpersonal skills, and has always created a friendly atmosphere while welcoming anyone who sought advice in his expertise. I hope to work with him again in the future.”
Chris Kelly, Instructor, Art Institute
taught Ivan at Art Institute of California – San Francisco

“Ivan is an extremely talented 3D artist who’s talent grows by the day. He was eager to get the job done and willing to work with the team and we created a great final project!”
Brian Hess, Art Director, TinyCo
studied with Ivan at Art Institute of California – San Francisco

“I spent a summer interning for Autodesk in 2006, and Ivan sat in the cubicle next to me. He was always impressing his nearby supervisors with his work ethic and his ability to use his technical 3D skills to produce real-world solutions. He was also a pleasure to work with, being very personable and always coming in with a smile on his face. I hope our paths cross in the future!”
Matthew Chin, Digital Media Planner, Universal Mccann
worked with Ivan at Autodesk


Name
Position

Phone
Email
Website

Ivan Ivanov
Multimedia Artist, Software Designer

+359 898 925 840
vankata@gmail.com
www.vankata.info


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