Ivanka-Kateryna Yakovyna


Key skills




Hard Skills



Cinematography, directing, VFX compositing, video edit, illustration, digital and hand sketching, Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackmagic Fusion.


Soft skills


Brand positioning and storytelling, social media marketing, project management.




Ukrainian – native

English – fluent
Russian – fluent


Education / residences



Apr - Dec 2018



Fabrica communication research centre

Treviso, Italy.
Filmmaker and artist


Took part in workshops and lectures by:

  • Oliviero Toscani, photographer, Italy
  • Jonathan de Villiers, fashion photographer
  • Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author
  • Michelle de Lucchi, Italien architect
  • Erik Kessels, Dutch artist, designer and curator 
  • Hermann Vaske, director, author, and producer
  • David Redmon, documentary filmmaker
  • Pamela Echeverria, Mexican gallerist
  • Julien Cantegreil, space activist
  • Dava Newman, professor at MIT
    …and many more


Fall 2015


Participant of “School of Image and evidence”

documentary video study

Kyiv Biennale - "The School of Kyiv”

Feb 2013 - Aug 2013


Kyiv-Air residence for young artists in Kyiv
Organizers Kadygrob & Taylor art projects

(now Art Management)

2009 - 2013


National Academy of Art and Architecture

Faculty of Fine Arts
Area of study: Graphic Design

Bachelor Degree

1998 - 2009


Klovsky Lyceum 77 of foreign languages


Work experience



2012 - current


Freelance filmmaker

  • Shooting, directing and post producing shorts, commercial, corporate, music and travel videos.

Apr - Dec 2018


Fabrica communication research centre

Treviso, Italy.
Filmmaker and artist

  • Motion design, video compositing and video editing.
  • Brands: United Colors Of Benetton, Undercolors, Fabrica.
  • In-store shop & retail shootings, events, show and photo studio backstage videos.
  • SMM stories edit on the go.

Sept 2017


Fabrica communication research center

Trial period and work for Fabrica and Benetton group.

June 2017 - Sept 2017


Sensorama (aka Verum Visum)

360/VR video VFX compositor

  • Stitch cleanups, visual effects and motion design.
  • Brands: Ministry for Home Affairs of Switzerland, Lexus, Toyota, MacDonald’s.

Aug 2016 - Apr 2017


Zeitgeist Design

Film and Motion design.

  • Shooting, directing and post-producing short commercial videos and public service ads.
  • Brands: Petro Poroshenko, Procter and Gamble Ukraine, Ukrainian Fashion Week, Justice Reform

Aug 2015 -  July 2016


Coffeepost Postproduction Studio

VFX compositor

  • Clean-ups, compositing, motion design, the adaptation of videos for channels.
  • Brands: “Old Millers Tale” movie,

Spring 2015


“Plätze. Dächer. Leute. Wege.“,

Music Theater, Bielefeld

Cinematographer  and editor of the feature documentary movie.

Music – Gordon Campe, director – Ivan Bazak, text - Katharina Ortmann

Dec 2014 -  Jan 2015


“Old Podol Fairytales” festival


July 2014 - Oct 2014


"Found in Ukraine” travel project

Filmmaker and photographer

Sept 2013 - Mar 2014


Euromedia Company

Multimedia designer  and VJ

  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest – 3d design, set design, and props production control
  • Böyük Sehne TV show, Azerbaijan – VJ, motion design

Dec 2012 - Jan 2014


Pinchuk Art Centre


working languages - Ukrainian, English.

July-Aug 2012


National Ukrainian Channel “1 + 1”

Internship (motion design)



freelance graphic designer

Exhibitions and projects



5 Oct - 25 Nov 2018


RECIPROCITY Design Liège, Belgium

Group exhibition “Fabrica - Confessions”,

curated by Oliviero Toscani

11 - 14 Oct 2018


“Last Frame” group photo exhibition

Festival del Saper Vivere, Venice, Italy

24 - 29 July 2018



Personal project

Fabrica’s Wanted Creativity space in Venice

July 2019



Personal project.

Protest against World Cup in Russia.

Nov 2016- Jan 2017


Short movie “CRAVE”, dir. Carl Shanahan, London

VFX composer

15 July 2016 -6 Nov 2016.


Sentsov camera exhibition,

Galerie für Zetgenössische Kunst Leipzig.

Curator – Kateryna Mishchenko.

Fall 2014


Personal citizen journalism project

Photo / video shooting in the area of anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine

Sept 2014


Fundraiser "LIVE”

Live VJ’ing, using own video footage while poets reading their poems.
Ivan Malkovich, Malkovich and Roman Romaniuk
Cultural Educational Center "Master Class"

18 Dec 2014


Pop-up site specific personal project "Corporate"

June 2014


"Rebel ABC” book

Illustration  "L. Maidan is love"

Authors – Polina Moroz, studio LLIWELL.

Oct-Nov 2013


Final exhibition residence Kyiv-Air,

National Academy of Fine Arts

Apr 2013


group project N *,

Detenpyla Gallery, Lviv

14-24 Apr 2010


Exhibition 1 Mini Print International in Kyiv

National Union of Artists of Ukraine


Additional education and awards




Mar - June 2013


Auditor at specialized closed lectures of "New Art School: media art for practitioners" by Cultural Project

Feb 2012


Course "video" at Victor Maruschenko School of Photography

Nov 2010


A series of lectures "History of Photography”

Victor Maruschenko school of photography

and “Cultural project”

Apr 2010


Master class Elena Taranska

“advertising campaign from A to Y"



Art Studio of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine



Finalist FLEX (Future Leaders Exange program)



Debate Club Pandora



Winner of national Ukrainian school contests of computer graphic




Children's music school 4 named after Shostakovich – guitar



Children’s music school 4 named after Shostakovich - Piano class (complete seven-course certificate)




Muzzy school, Kyiv

advanced English course