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About Svoboda Tzekova : Svoboda Tzekova is a graphic designer, illustrator and visual artist. Since 2004 her design studio format.bg has realised diverse projects in the field of visual communication, corporate identity and book design. Most recently her work is focused on visual heritage analysis. Tzekova’s last project Bulgarian ABC Book was out in 2015 and won the annual Golden Lion Prize of the Bulgarian Book Association.
ORGANIZATION:
format.bg

EDUCATION:
1997-2001, BA, Visual Arts, Lucerne School of Art and Design, LUZERN/SWITZERLAND
1994-1997, BA, Scenography, New Bulgarian University, SOFIA/BULGARIA
1988-1993, Textile Design, National School of Applied Arts Saint Luca, SOFIA/BULGARIA

EXPERIENCE:
1998–2003, Freelance Illustrator, visual artist, designer, LUZERN/SWITZERLAND
2004-2016, Art director/graphic designer/Illustrator, format.bg, SOFIA/BULGARIA

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2016, Contemporary Space, Unguarded ZONE 2016/14 edition "I want, I do not want", group exhibition of 28 artist, VARNA, BULGARIA
2006, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Second Time, with Roger Amgwerd, Claudia Bucher, Christoph Cramer, Olivier Dolder, Dominik Eggermann, Thomas Galler, René Gisler, Marcel Glanzmann, Andreas Glauser, Tina Hauser, Christian Herzog, Judith Huber, Verena Kälin-Squaratti, Marcus Maeder, Tatjana Marusic, Barbara Naegelin, Nils Nova, René Odermatt, Christina Priska Oldani, Nicole Ottiger, Bernd Schurer, Loredana Sperini, Svoboda Tzekova, Claudia Zweifel
2001, La Bella Confusione, Kunstpanorama, Luzern

AWARDS:
Golden Lion Prize 2015 (Bulgarian Book Association)
Nomination in the Art of the Book Category of “Hristo G. Danov Award” (2015)

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2015 BRAVA CASA, Magazine, Artists/"200 years in first grade", page 28, April
2015, "LIGHT"/20, Lifestyle Magazine, cover, pages 1, 14-18, http://www.capital.bg/light/tema/2015/05/22/2538185_bukvarno_poglednato/May, SOFIA/BULGARIA

BOOKS:
2016, “Children Books from Bulgaria/Contemporary Writers and Artists”, 112-113 pages, editors: Valentina Stoeva, Svetlozar Zehlev, Angela Rodel, SOFIA/BULGARIA
2015, “The Bulgarian Primer. 200 years in first grade”, Anton Staykov/Svoboda Tzekova, 160 pages, Prosveta Publishing House, SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN 9789540131009
2015, “When They Fall Asleep”, Nadezhda Radulova, 60 pages, Janet 45 Printing and Publishing Company, PLOVDIV/BULGARIA, ISBN 97861918617432014
2015 “The Magic Flute Libretto”, 192 pages, Culture Perspectives, SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN 9789545231414
2013, “I'm in first grade!”, 16 pages, Prosveta Publishing House, SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN 9789540127491
2013, “The Nursery/Modest Mussorgsky”, Youlian Tabakov, 24 pages, Culture Perspectives, SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN 9876199009123
2013, “Brief History Of Bulgarian Comics”, Anton Staykov, 240 pages, Kibea Publishing Company, SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN 9789544746407
2012, “Wonderful Alphabet”, 64 pages, Nadezhda Radulova/Svoboda Tzekova, Prosveta Publishing House, SOFIA/BULGARIA , ISBN 9789540126661
2011, “Wunderkamera”, Anton Staykov/Svoboda Tzekova, 240 pages, format.bg, SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN 9789549228090
2007-2011 “Shortlist 2011”, Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art, 64 pages, editor: Rada Sharlandzhieva, format.bg,
SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN 9789549228083
2009, "The Tribe of Mothers", Irina Karakehayova, 36 pages, format.bg, SOFIA/BULGARIA, ISBN: 9789549228021

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
German (Advanced), English (Intermediate), Bulgarian (Native)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced
Adobe InDesign, Advanced
Adobe Illustrator, Advanced

CLIENTELE:
2015-2016, Erlebnisplan GmbH, Illustration
2013-2015, Prosveta Publishing House, book design, Illustration
2015, Janet 45 Printing and Publishing Company, book design
2014, Culture Perspectives, book design
2005-2015, HaslerRail AG, Corporate Identity,Illustration, Animation
1999-2003, Steiner Sarnen Schweiz, Illustration

WEB SITE:
www.format.bg, www.svobodatzekova.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-12-20 12:52:33

COUNTRY:
Bulgaria

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Svoboda Tzekova


Bulgarian Abc Book History Book/Encyclopedia

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Writing, Literature and Content Design Category in 2015
Svoboda Tzekova for Format.bg

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