The Hero’s Journey of Vlad Kovalev

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

It is opportunity to give life to design. This is a kind of stream of emotions that can be transmitted through animation or image. And, of course, the wide variety of design areas, I can apply my skills into.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

My idea is simple. It is about my own activity, which gives me satisfaction, an opportunity to be useful for other people and companies, and, of course, which keeps me financially secure. I think I have found such activity. I want to create the family of unity, with two children, son and daughter. I definitely prefer to have some interesting hobby. For example, I learn to play drums, and I really love it.

What is my greatest fear?

While I engaged in acrobatics, I suffered a back injury. I was physically handicapped for a long time. Therefore, probably, my biggest fear is being physically or mentally limited.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I try to consider many nuances in a given situation. However many of us want sometimes just to start something without making stuff up.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Tim Miller, Adam Jones

What is my greatest extravagance?

I love challenges. Even for simple questions, if the time allows, I’m ready to go the more difficult path because it’s more interesting

On what occasion would I lie?

If a person does not want to hear the truth

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I do not like the unprofessional approach on the part of people working on the project in parallel, or customers.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When I first did the development of a computer game, I came across a huge number of extremely interesting tasks. This work has become a breakthrough for me in my work.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

Many things change in my life only when I start to change them. If I understood this earlier, then I would start to conduct my business activity by the age of 20.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

There are several projects that inspired me. These, in particular, are the development of several computer games, the creation of animation, as well as the graphic design of literary collections.

Where would I most like to live?

San Francisco. I like the way of life in the USA, and this city is somewhat reminiscent of the place in which I grew up, Odessa.

What is my most treasured possession?

Sport must be present in my life. I did acrobatics, swimming, rock climbing, basketball. In this moment I am extremely carried away by weightlifting.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Of course, optimism and the ability to work efficiently even in extreme situations

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The Black Sea. A walk along the seashore allows you to calm your thoughts. And the sea air itself is good for health

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I just love noodles in the Chin Chin restaurant chain. One of the tastiest, in my opinion, coffee I take in the Foundation coffee house

What books influenced my life and how?

The novels of Strugatsky brothers caused in my youth a huge number of images in my head. I suspect, because of them I want to create something outside of our reality

Who are my favorite writers?

Strugatsky brothers, M.G. Uspensky, F.M. Dostoevsky, L. N. Tolstoy, S. G. Lem, D. Orwell, R. Huxley, G. Wells, A. Azimov

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Ray Charles

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Iron Man. I like the reasoning of this character and the fact that he created himself exclusively with the help of his intellect.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, R. Feynman, V. Tereshkova, Coco Chanel, My Mother

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Peace warrior, Star Wars

What role plays art in my life and work?

The most direct! Various forms of artistic activity help me to form my own ideas. Reading, looking at the pictures, work of other designers helps me to get information that I successfully combine into my own images.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

A videographer with whom we have been collaborating for a very long time. He is the one with who we were able to form a very strong and effective team, having gone through many obstacles

Whom would I like to work with in 2020?

studio Netflix

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2020?

Tim Miller

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on?

I plan to conduct an animated film, create a design training base for children and adolescents.

Where can you see me or my work in 2020?

Georaphically, I plan to be in Odessa, Ukraine. I will gladly show you the city. My work can be seen on LinkIn, ArtStation, if all goes well, on Netflix.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I can work for days, which is why I get physically overworked. However I have never encountered emotional burnout. The ability to think creatively accompanies me constantly, while I am competent.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

How can you contact me?





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