Simona Bunardzhieva (simoneone) is a Graphic Artist & Illustrator, Maker, Speaker and Educator.
Patterns and textures, neon shades and pastel colours, arabic art, attention to detail, animal species and organic geometry fascinate her, which she thinks is noticeable in her work. She gets her inspiration from different art fields like fine art, fashion, architecture and film, although she believes no human work can ever surpass nature's creations.
Winning a scholarship to study one semester at School of Visual Arts, New York was the best thing that ever happened to her - both because of the school and the city.
She believes in all religions, but to be a good person - most of all.
If she wasn't an artist she would have been a horse rider.
Food and dogs make her happy, not necessarily combined.
Born in a small town in Bulgaria she currently lives and works in London, UK.
Proud member of the AOI, and WNW.
2017 - Short Course Tutor, CSM, London, UK
2015 - 2017 - Graphic Artist & Illustrator, UAL, London, UK
2014 - 2015 - Graphic designer & Illustrator, CSM, London, UK
2013 - 2015 - MA Communication Design at CSM, London, UK
2012 - 2013 - Freelance Illustrator & Animator at AtNovus
2012 - 2013 - Internship at Vasava, Barcelona, Spain
2011 - An exchange semester at SVA, New York, USA
2010 - 2011 - Internship at CB'a Graell, Barcelona, Spain
2009 - 2012 - Studied Advertising Art Direction at IED, Barcelona, Spain
2009 - Internship at Ogilvy Group, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 - Internship at Leo Burnett, Sofia, Bulgaria
1990 - Born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
SPEAKING & EXHIBITIONS:
2017 - Guest speaker and mentor for young artists at Nepris
2017 - multiple times guest speaker at Adobe Generation Pro online course
2017 - Speaking and hosting workshops over a few days for Adobe at Bett Show, London
2016 - multiple times guest speaker at Adobe Generation Pro online course
2016 - collaborative installation with Field, Tate Modern, London, UK
2015 - Christmas Art Fair, Chalton gallery, London, UK
2015 - 'Merge' student event, group exhibition, 90 Main Yard, London, UK
2014 - 'Advents Salon' group exhibition, Dog & Pony Gallery, Munich, Germany
2014 - 'Closing London Fashion Week Talents Showcase' group exhibition, Cuckoo Club, London
2013 - 'Vanity' solo exhibition at Belchica, Barcelona, Spain
2013 - 'Encyclopedia Organnica' solo exhibition at Belchica, Barcelona, Spain
2012 - group exhibition at the National Art Gallery, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
2001 - solo exhibition at the National Puppet Theatre, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS:
2017 - Interview with Secrets of Green
2017 - Paredro.com wrote about a project I collaborated on: "Merge Yourself with Your Work"
2017 - My Offensive phone case was featured in a NOWNESS film about sustainable fashion
2017 - Friday Feature interview by London Local Team
2017 - type.gang featured my "8" design
2017 - 36daysoftype featured my "6" design
2017 - Illustration Advice with simoneone, by Jamie Whiffen
2015 - Blueprint Graduates to Watch, online & in magazine
2014 - makamo.es, art & design portal
2014 - 'Literaturen Vestnik', Bulgarian political newspaper
2014 - Banitza.net, online political magazine
2013 - La Calculadora Rusa, online news portal
2013 - Metropolitan Barcelona, city guide
2009 - 'Capital Light', Bulgarian newspaper
2009, 2008, 2006 - 'Puteki', high school magazine
New Work, Everybody! Here, check out these illustrations I created for Kiki's chocolate packaging ❤️… https://t.co/tm5mZuEEtH
When you discover an old work of yours and see how life 7 years ago was shaping you into the artist you have become… https://t.co/wWiSGVkiuB
Close up of my new packaging illustration for a 🍺 https://t.co/kMKDS4RiGX