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About

Hello, my name is Kaloian Toshev and I'm an artist, illustrator and graphic designer focused at drawing female portraits.

For the past 10 years I've been working as a Graphic and UI designer for various companies, most notable of which is Wacom. At some point I realised that illustrations motivate me more than graphic design and slowly shifted into that field.

In the past I had one solo exhibition in my hometown Sofia which had huge success and a big media coverage. My work had been featured in various print and digital publications, most significant of which are Illustration Now! 4 - an annual illustration book by Taschen, 52 Aces Playing Cards by zeixs and The Design and Design book of the year.

Work inquires & contacts

kaloian@mzkmzk.com
+359 876 8 31337

 

Creative Services

Portraits / Illustrations / Product illustrations / Product graphics / Art direction / Graphic design / Concept development / Typography

Workfiyelds I have experience in:
Fashion, Music, Sport, Beverege, Lifestyle, Automotive

Recognition & Awards

Featured on — Behance.net, Illustration Served, Typography Served, Branding Served, Juxtapoz.com, Formfiftyfive.com, Designyoutrust.com,
Awwwards.com (Honorable Mention) and more...

Clients

Experience

MZK — Artist & illustrator
2006 — Till the end of my days

Enhancv.com — Art director & Product designer. Creating next level tools for building the resume of the future.
2014 — Present

Lena-Lena — Art director & graphic designer
2013 — Present

Wacom® — UI/UX designer and Inhouse illustrator. Working on the most downloaded productivity app for notetaking on iPad - Bamboo Paper.
2012 — 2014

NuFabric — Co-Founder & Illustrator. A creative collective project with Dimo Trifonov & Nikolay Vanchev.
2008 — 2011

RIZN Communication Design — Senior Graphic & Web designer. The best Bulgarian web agency at that time. We have won several web awards.
2007 — 2012

Studio PLAKAT — Junior graphic designer & DTP
2003 — 2007

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Desire / Solo exhibition, VIVACOM@ArtHall Sofia

Group Exhibitions

2016
August Illustrated / Group Exhibition, VIVACOM ArtHall, Sofia
Audi Q2 #untaggablexhibition / Group Exhibition, National Academy of Arts, Sofia
Nomads People's Evolutuon / Group Exhibition, Sofia Museum of History
2015
Night Market II / Group Exhibition, Polygraphia Sofia
The Tote / Group Exhibition, SOHO Sofia
2014
Plakat Kombinat — Favourite City / Group Exhibition, Bulgarian Cultural Institute London
TEDxBG Exhibition / Group Exhibition, Bulgaria Hall Sofia
The Tote / Group Exhibition, betahause Sofia
2013
U-lica Birthday / Group Exhibition, Memento NDK Sofia
2012
Sofia Design Week / Group Exhibition, Fabrica 126 Sofia
2011
Computer Space Exhibition / Group Exhibition, Lover's Bridge Sofia
2009
Sofia Design Week - Master Remastered / Group Exhibition, Goethe-Institut Sofia
Sofia Architecture Week - Vitoshka 46-34 / Group Exhibition, Soviet Army Monument Sofia
Help for Evgeni / Group Exhibition, The Fridge Sofia
2006
School Exhibition / Group Exhibition, Shipka 6 Sofia

Publications

2016
Playing Arts Special Edition Pack / www.playingarts.com
2015
Infine Collisions Card Deck / infinitecollision.com
2014
Mo Chroi / Marin Millar
Illustration Now! 4 Tear off Calendar 2014 / Taschen
2013
Illustration Now! 4 Calendar 2013 / Taschen
2012
52 Aces - Limited card deck / Zeixs 
Illustration Now! 4 Book / Taschen
Illustration 2 / Zeixs
2011
Logo Talks / Art Power
2009
1000 Fonts / Chronicle Books
Book of the year Vol. 2 / The Design And Design, 2009
2EDGED Magazine / 2EDGED
Capital Light® Magazine / Economedia (BG)
Edno Magazine / Edno (BG)