Ukraine Creative Talent Directory

With the express aim of assisting members of the creative community who have been affected by the war in Ukraine and are facing extreme hardship, we are using our global platform to establish a talent directory where potential employers can help by offering affected people employment, whether freelance or permanent.

We encourage employers to commission and support our friends; please reach out to the people on the listing below to discuss how you can work together.

Additionally, you will also find a Resource Hub where we have accumulated intelligence from the wider global creative community who are offering work and opportunities.

Alina Borysova

Graphic Designer

I am a visual designer with a brave taste. I have experience mostly in brand identity and events.

I am interested in social and NGO projects.


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Alexey Taranenko

Director, Editor

I'm a Ukrainian film and commercial director. Also an editor too with more than 10 years experience. 

My debut feature film "I work at the cemetery" has had nominations at 8 International Film Festivals including Warsaw Film Festival. Distribution at cinemas is planned for Autumn 2022 in Ukraine.


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Alexandra Orazov

Stylist, Costume Design

My name is Alexandra, I am fashion & celebrity stylist from Kyiv, Ukraine.

I work as stylist and costume designer on music videos, fashion shoots, campaigns, commercial advertising and editorials. Moreover, a lot of shootings on which I worked were held on my creative direction, so I could work as a creative director as well.
Due to the Russian War in Ukraine I was forced to leave my country.
Now I’m in Europe and looking for job/shootings/projects, as the situation is hard.
I could also work as a stylist assistant as well.

My portfolio divided into three parts: music videos, fashion&celebrity shootings/commercial advertisement. I will be so grateful if you could look it through and would give your feedback.

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Alla Poliakova

Actress, Photographer, Producer

My name is Alla, I am from Kyiv, Ukraine. I am an actress photographer and artist. I moved to Lisbon recently and I’m looking for projects.

I do backstage photos, model tests, travel photos and reportage as well.

I also have experience in production as a coordinator, assistant producer and producer.

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Anastasiia Liubarska

Cinematographer, Director, Photographer, Video Editor

All the years of my knowledgeable life and work as a videographer and photographer, I aspired to be involved in the creation and implementation of films about humanity, analyzing the experience of wars, conflicts, experience of broken lives, and why a person stops living only when they stop seeing the meaning of life further. It seemed to me that I was analyzing an irrelevant and useless experience, but, alas, this turned out to be completely wrong.

As a director, I want to dedicate my first film to the strength of the human spirit, the image that I saw among my fellow citizens, a part of every Ukrainian. It hurts me that I can’t continue my work, I can’t do things I’m used to and I’m so far from my relatives, alone, but I’m sure that I have enough images and meanings to create a movie about the greatness of the human soul and mind. Probably, this applies to every person who had to flee from hostilities, dangers, and trying to survive. My love for cinema is immense, thanks to the cinema you can bring light in these dark times.


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Anna Buryachkova

Director

I'm a TVCs, music videos and film director, emotional storyteller, and visual addicted expression hunter. I love working with short forms and full lengths, sometimes diving into documentary style.

My music videos were nominated and awarded at Berlin Music Video Award, Berlin Fashion Film Festival, and others. As for the commercial portfolio - many works were selected and awarded at the festivals in Ukraine and around.

My debut feature is in the editing stage now, and it was awarded with the first prize from the Lithuanian Film Fund at Meeting Point Vilnius Coming Soon section.

Thank you!


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Anna Kostylova

Creative Director, Copywriter, Creative Agency Founder, Powerplant Creative

Dear World, as we are flexible in structure, we do things from design to campaigns, creative or marketing strategies. We work independently or as a part of an agency/client's team. Please feel free to contact us, talk and see what cool things we can do together.


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Antonina Patramanska

Producer

I am producer with over 17 years of experience in producing films, commercials, music videos, digital. My range of skills vary from pre-production, starting from budgeting and timing for ideas - till post production and final product delivery.

Throughout years I've been involved in both local and international productions, working with talents from all over the world. And I can't imagine anything more inspiring in my life that being on the set with all the greatest crews solving new challenges.

The project I am very proud of - is first instagram movie Eva.Stories - tragically coming along with what Ukrainian people facing these days.

Ready to move on with more working challenges and fully use my unique producer skills to support my family and my country.


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Dariya Shylova

Director

Hey there, have a look at my profile:

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Dima Kishka

Creative Lead/Senior Copywriter

Hey, my name is Dima.

I’m a creative group head, creative lead, senior copywriter from Kyiv, Ukraine. As you know, there is war going on here — my last agency projects were frozen indefinitely, and I lost my job.

So, currently I’m looking for a full-time or part-time remote creative job with a great, inspiring team.

A bit about me:

I've worked as a creative group head, creative lead, senior copywriter in digital and creative agencies for more than 10 years in the industry.

My skills include:

  • Creating concepts and ideas for all sorts of advertising campaigns in a team with art-director and solo.
  • Presenting, selling ideas to the client
  • Writing scripts (TV spots, digital videos, radio, video case studies, etc.)
  • Supervising the creative execution process (pre-, production, post-production), and the team of designers (when they create visuals, visualizations, etc.)
  • Creating brand names
  • Writing different kinds of texts (slogans, landing pages, song lyrics, press releases, mailings, etc.)

My international clients include: Mars, PepsiCo, Toyota, Bolt, Visa, ABinBevEFES, Bayer.

Major Ukrainian clients: Karpatska Dzherelna, PrivatBank, Silpo, Obolon, Kyiv Vitamin Plant.

My awards include:
The One Show – Shortlist
Cannes Lions – Shortlist
ADC Europe – Gold, Bronze
Epica Awards – Silver, Bronze
Golden Hammer – Gold
Effie Awards Ukraine – Grand Prix, Gold

You can check my portfolio and CV with more details on my working experience and education at dimakishka.com

Thank you for your time, Looking forward to hearing from you.


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Hanna Kopylova

Commercial / MV Director

My name is Hanna, I’m Ukrainian commercial and music video director.

I used to live and work in beautiful Kyiv city, but now have temporarily moved to a safe place near Milano with my kids. Most of our directors and cinematographers are defending our motherland, and cannot leave the country. I will appreciate the opportunity to take part in pitches and tenders so that I can donate and support our filmmakers community!


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Ilia Anufrienko

Creative Director

I`m a founder and a creative director at Bickerstaff.734, an independent agency from Kyiv.

My works got over 50+ awards from international creative festivals, including bunch of Red Dots and other awards like a The Drum, Epica, European Design Awards, Golden Drum and 23 Effie. Some of the awards were for Ukraine for the first time, such as: Cannes Young Lions silver, and LIA bronze. A series of posters is part of the permanent exhibition of the Museum of American Poster, New York Poster House. Open for creative worldwide collaboration.

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Ukrainian creativity!


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Illia Hamieiev

Video Editor

Hi! I am video editor who is mostly experienced in short forms, like commercial or music videos. If you trust me with a short feature film or documentary, it would be much appreciated.

I am currently in Kyiv.


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Illia Umanskyi

Director, DOP, Editor 

I've been shooting for a while now and it just so happens that for the last couple of years I've gone completely into the world of post-production, editing, and animation. I love editing videos, making animations, but even more, I love shooting, directing! I want to feel those nice and warm emotions again after the hard days of filming. I want to find work on set, touch the beauty again, work with talented people, and share ideas with the world!

My country is at war and it has broken my heart I want to be able to share my pain through the lens of the camera and tell my story.


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Kirill Gonchar

Creative Director

Hi! My name is Kirill. I have been creating videos professionally for more than 9 years. I shoot commercials, documentaries, TV series and clips.

Before the war I was a creative director and director at Kukuruza production. When the war started I started working as a journalist and reporter. I live in Kharkov, which has been under siege since the beginning.

I have been filming for Ukrainian and European TV for 50 days without days off. I shoot for Arte, Nakipelo, Ukrainer and I also record for organisations that I volunteer with. 


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Liliia Riabinina

Designer

My name is Liliia Riabinina. I am a graphic designer from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Back in Kyiv I used to work in international advertising agency Leo Burnett and had a chance to work with many worldwide companies. As a freelancer I mostly worked with local brands.

Most common requests were: branding, brochure and magazine layout, web/outdoor advertising and illustration.

I am reliable and easy to work with. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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Liubov Kondrashova

Marketing Communication Manager 

I am a Marketing Consultant.

My specialization is corporate management, business development in the field of marketing communications and PR strategy. I follow business situations, create PR strategies and marketing for companies.

For the last 10 years, I have been writing a lot of press releases for professional medias, news articles, provided integrated marketing communications, saved PR strategies for different direction on the market, managed many B2B events, remained up-to-date of online platforms.

My experience is in different areas in marketing such as pharmaceutical, development, IT. To become more experienced in marketing and to improve my own knowledge, such courses as IE Business School, integrated marketing communications and IMBA have helped. Sport, intrinsic motivation, ambitions and discipline - key features of my personality.


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Liubov Ploskonosova

Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist

Hi! I have now paused my study in Kyiv university and want to start a documentary about Ukrainian volunteers, refugees in Europe and West Ukraine, also to describe parallels with Russian occupation of Georgian lands in 90s and 2008.


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Maksym Ksienda

Director

Music videos, advertising commercial videos, movies.


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Mariko Becher

1AD, Photographer

I am Experienced Freelance first assistant director who has been working in film industry since 2010 in UKRAINE.

I started as a director making short videos and reportages with my friend who worked as DOP. We did everything from pre-production, shooting, postproduction by ourselves, even learned how to edit and work with sound from YouTube tutorials. In a couple of months I received a job offer to work in one of the biggest production companies in Kyiv, ESSE HOUSE. There I understood that filmmaking and video production is my true passion and it became clear to me that I wanted to make it my life path. I became a producer and a few years later, director with whom I worked with noted that my organization and communication skills can be better utilized on set, closer to camera and proposed I work with him on the next project as a 1 AD. Since that moment 6 years ago, I have been working as a First Assistant Director

Never ending growth and development – this is how I see life and that’s why I started to do photography as well.

I believe that all humans are born with internal and external beauty that I want to convey through my photos.

Because of the war in my country I moved abroad, I really want to continue working in film industry like 1AD/2AD or photographer and help my loved ones who stayed in Ukrainians.


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Nikita Bereg

Film Editor

Hi. I am 25 years old. I have been working in the film industry for the last four years. I did three years as film editor in commercial and music videos. I love my job! Responsible, stylish and creative.

My contact: +380996129641


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Oleg Bondarenko

DOP

Hi there, I am Director of Photography from Kyiv, and my main background is advertising videos. I worked on set with a lot of talented Ukrainian Directors and the biggest and most creative agencies. I also have some experience in working with foreign Directors.

I am interested in advertising and music videos, but I am really in love with festival short movies♥️.


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Oleksandr Sharygin

Art Director, Design Studio Glad Head

We are a Ukrainian design studio. We have been in the market for 11 years. For the first time in all these years, we haven't got any work, for reasons that are understandable to the whole world.

We will work with you with great pleasure and are looking forward to you reaching out. Thanks.


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Serhii Malyk

Creative Director, Angry Agency

I am Serhii Malyk, co-founder and creative director at ANGRY agency, an independent agency from Kyiv. I have been working in the industry for 15 years: eight of them as a journalist and PR manager, and the next seven years as a copywriter and a creative director. During this time in the advertising I worked with many global and local brands: Mars, Visa, Pepsi, Bacardi-Martini, Jägermeister, Toyota, etc. I have implemented campaigns which have won more than 50 awards, including ADC*Europe Gold and Silver, three Cannes Lions Shortlists, Epica Awards Silver and, for the first time in Ukraine, Eurobest Young Creatives Competition, Silver.


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Slava Melnyk

Director, Table-top Director, DOP

I have been making videos for the last 15 years in my home country - Ukraine and other European countries. I have production studio and sfx/table-top studio, and also work as a guest director with other studios.

I have a lot of experience in shooting commercial videos of different directions and styles. In all my work I try to do something extraordinary, so I have experience with motion controllers like Bolt, Kuka, Milo.

Separately, I would like to highlight the food part, as this is my passion for the last 5 years. As food director I work in two directions, on the table and in the air. I like to work in different styles — from minimalism to concept art. At the same time, I always focus on the main thing.

I like to shoot simple things in an unusual way, to add some strangeness to them.

I love slow motion, it allows you to show the action as it will never catch the eye, and this is what captivates the shots. In this regard, I really like to do complex tricks with sfx. Why not make a waterfall or a whirlpool of juice, and spices, why not meet them in flight with the product.

Let's have fun together, I'll show you how the world might look from a different angle.


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Victor Maslyaev

Director

Former pro sportsman (karate and marshal arts), Champion of Ukraine. Always a geek of cinema, music and literature, started in film industry about 16 years ago working as Line Producer, Executive Producer/ Head of Production, then 1st AD on international projects and Director. He's worked on more than 600 projects.

Among the jobs he’s been doing as 1st AD/ Producer/Director are well known local and international brands such as: Vodafone, Apple, Mastercard, Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, P&G, Mars Inc, Samsung, Danone, Tele2, Nestle, Nike, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Adidas, Kyivstar, Carlsberg group, Electrolux, Ferrero and others. He has experience in shooting in different countries and working with international crews.

Loves diverse tasks. Favourite genres are: storytelling and magic realism, as well as post and art-direction projects.

His works were shortlisted and awarded with a number of international Festivals.

At the same time he has undertaken several international music projects, written music, was a vocalist and songwriter in several bands.


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Volodymyr Akulov

Gaffer Electrician

Hi there, I am a Gaffer, an electrician who specialises in lights department and grip department.


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