Konstantin Kiriakov is a designer and illustrator working in animation

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Konstantin Kiriakov, a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and illustrator

I'm Konstantin Kiriakov, a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and illustrator living in Ottawa, Canada. In 2014 I graduated from Concordia University with distinction, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Film Animation and a minor in Film Studies.


My work focuses primarily on illustration, and visual-development. In essence, I create fresh and intriguing visual worlds in the entertainment industry. As a freelance artist, I have produced work in Television and Film for clients like Mercury Filmworks, Jam Filled, Disney, Mattel and National Geographic.


Being classically trained in painting and drawing, I strive to incorporate traditional technique and digital mediums to create unique and captivating works.


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  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Environment & Character Design
  • Visual Development
  • Illustration
  • Storyboarding
  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Human & Animal Anatomy
  • Perspective
  • Colour Theory


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Lightroom


Color Key Artist

 / 2015 - Present

Mercury Filmworks ®

Established the look and feel of the different environments and the overall color of the project. This included painting background images and developing color and lighting schemes which set the mood and atmosphere of the show.

  • 2015 - Present

    The Lion Guard(TV Series)

    Disney Television Animation

  • 2016

    The Three Caballeros(TV Series)

    Disney Television Animation

Background Supervisor

 / 2016

Mercury Filmworks ®

Supervised the production, retakes, and revisions of all of the backgrounds in the animated show.

  • 2016

    Mickey Mouse "Halloween Spooktacular"(TV Series)

    Disney Television Animation

Background Painter

 / 2008 - 2016

Mercury Filmworks ®   &   JamFilled

Responsible for painting the layouts and environments of the animated production.

  • 2015

    The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar(TV Movie)

    Disney Television Animation

  • 2014 - 2016

    Atomic Puppet(TV Series)

    Mercury Filmworks

  • 2014

    Star vs. the Forces of Evil(TV Series)

    Disney Television Animation

  • 2013 - 2014

    Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome!(TV Movie)


    Background Painter - Responsible for painting the layouts and environments of the animated production.


    Character and Prop Color Designer - Developed the color and look of the characters, props, and various special effects seen throughout the show.

  • 2013 - 2014

    Wander Over Yonder(TV Series)

    Disney Television Animation

  • 2012

    Camp Lakebottom(TV Series)

    9 Story Entertainment

  • 2009 - 2011

    Fish Hooks(TV Series)

    Disney Television Animation

  • 2010

    Jimmy Two-Shoes(TV Series)

    Breakthrough Animation

  • 2008

    Toot & Puddle(TV Series)

    National Geographic

Layout Artist

 / 2012

Mercury Filmworks ®

Designed the backgrounds and compositions of the different shots in the show, based on the storyboard panels.