My name is Tanya (short form of Tetiana) and I’m a UK based professional freelance game artist and illustrator with 10+ years of experience. Originally I'm from Ukraine, but I moved to the UK in 2018.
I graduated from Donetsk Art School (Ukraine) in 2009 specializing in “visual, decorative and applied arts”. The first job I had was a job in a pirate Ukrainian shop selling, well, pirate games mostly. I worked there for about 1.5 years and I learnt so much about many different video games as we had to install and play most of the games. I also learnt that I need to improve my art skills to be able to quit that job.
In January 2011 I was hired by Russian game studio Game Insight. They had one of their studios (Yoxi studio) in my home town and they were interested in hiring junior artists. I worked there until March 2013 and I developed and improved my skills as a 2D game artist during that time.
After this, in 2013, I was lucky enough to be hired by Revolution Software on a freelance basis. I quit my other job and became a full time freelancer. I worked on the game called Broken Sword 5 as a UI and background artist. When this project was finished I joined a few freelance websites (including upwork.com) and continued to improve my art skills by working on a huge number and range of different projects.
Another big project I got involved in was OFDP 2 by Silver Dollar Games. I created a number of UI elements for this game including all the game maps and several backgrounds.
At the moment I keep working as a 2D and 3D game artist on a freelance basis. I’m 100% freelance, so I take all my contracts very seriously.
In my free time I watch tutorials and YouTube channels about 3D art and the game industry. I enjoy taking photos, and I'm also into traditional drawing and cat illustrations. I run my tiny Etsy shop, but it’s more of a hobby for me.
Donetsk Art School (Ukraine)
Diploma in “Visual, decorative and applied arts”
January 2011 - March 2013
Game Insight (Yoxi studio) | Donetsk, Ukraine
2D Game Artist (full time contract)
2013 - …
Self employed, freelancer
2D / 3D Game Artist