In school, I got interested in 3D and rendered pictures with characters. At the same time, I made 2D animations in Microsoft Paint. I studied to become a designer in university and later took animation courses with Sasha Dorogov. In 2019, I completed a visual storytelling and pitching course at Gobelins.
For several years, I worked as a designer and then as an art director at Instinct advertising agency (BBDO). After freelancing for several years as an animation art director, I founded Petrick. I develop the studio as a creative director, combining all three areas of my work experience—animation, design, and advertising.
In studio projects, I have a strong attraction to different styles—probably due to the influence of Soviet cartoons. I'm always interested in exploring new execution techniques — it's just fun. I also love loop animation and pixel art.
I’m growing up together with the studio. At first, I did a lot of work by hand, and the team helped me. We simply took briefs and produced animations with a main focus on its quality. Then we improved in design. Next, we improved in directing. And now it's time for me to try to help the team, or at least not get in their way. Currently, we continue to improve in directing, as well as often write stories and creatives for clients ourselves.