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.
If you have been affected by the war and would like to be included in the talent directory, please complete the form below.
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.
Hi, I’m interested to work as an assistant. I think that’s a great experience for my future. As an assistant, I have worked with an influencer for 2 months.
Yulia Verbunets @verbaaa - 2.5m followers.
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.
I am originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and currently located in Hamburg, Germany. I am a film director with international production experience in short films, commercials, documentaries, art films, and music videos in Ukraine, USA, Switzerland Italy, France, Germany, Cyprus, the Balkans and other worldwide locations.
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.
I offer photography, photo-shoots and photo-reportage.
– Portfolios, Beauty, Mode, Fashion, Office
– Exhibitions, Weddings, Baptisms, Communions
– Interior shots, Apartment, House, Boats, Works of Art
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.
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.
Design Director, Perfectly Boring Studio
Our mission is to create bold, complex, and meaningful brand identities for socially responsible clients worldwide. We have worked with such industries as Healthcare, Beauty and Wellness, Edtech, Food, Travel, and many more.
Hi! I’ve got 13+ years of experience in TV, from acquisitions, executive producer, creative producer to executive management of a tv station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hey there, have a look at my profile:
Creative Lead/Director, Senior Copywriter
Hey, my name is Dima.
I’m a senior creative from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Currently, due to the full-scale war, I’m looking for a full-time remote creative job with a great, inspiring team.
A bit about me.
I've been working as a creative lead/director, creative group head, senior copywriter in digital and creative agencies, more than 10 years in the industry.
You can check my portfolio and CV with more details on my working experience and education at dimakishka.com
My skills include:
– Creating concepts and ideas for all sorts of advertising campaigns in a team with art director and solo
– Presenting and selling ideas to the client
– Supervising copywriters (when they create concepts, ideas, write copy, scripts, etc.)
– Supervising a team of designers (when they create visuals, visualizations, etc.)
– Supervising the creative execution process (pre-, production, post-production)
– Writing scripts (TV spots, digital videos, radio, video case studies, etc.)
– Creating brand names and brand platforms
– Writing all sorts 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
And dozens of other awards at smaller advertising and creativity festivals.
Thank you for your time. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Open for narrative and commercial work.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Line producer, YouTube channel Vania Mania kids
MA graduate with specialisation in Strategic Fashion Marketing from the London College of Fashion.
6 years ago I co-founded Fashion Flair.
My main responsibilities were:
- Identify and meet suitable suppliers
- Attend showrooms in Paris and Milan to select and assemble new collection of products
- Analyse and review buying patterns and predict future trends.
- Strategically plan and manage logistics.
- Keep track of quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency.
- Manage junior staff.
- Design corporate identity and execute marketing activities including new product launch, advertising and promotions.
I have developed strong skills in managing sales and marketing with a multicultural team in the retail sector.
Fluent in 3 languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian, Italian B2 level which will rapidly develop given the chance to operate in an Italian speaking environment.
Brand Designer, Art Director, Type Designer
I'm an independent Brand Designer and Art Director from Ukraine with more than 7 years of experience.
My specialization is branding projects with deep expertise in creative strategies. Also, I'm passionate about type design. My personal project Misto font was featured in AIGA Eye On Design, It's Nice That, IdN Magazine, Femme Type, etc. Also, I love to explore and rethink Ukrainian type design heritage in the modern context.
I believe in the value of ideas and the importance of analysis. Beauty is good, but reasonableness is much better.
If your project or business is aimed to make this world a little bit more conscious and visually attractive, let's do it together.
Marketing Consultant - Creative Agency CEO
Hi! I am running international marketing/creative agency and we are looking for new clients and partners.
We consult and implement 5 of the most important business services:
Branding & Art;
Events & Exhibitions;
We have undertaken projects in Fashion & Beauty, FMCG, Aviation, IT, Education and more.
Due to war in Ukraine part of our team based in Milano now and we are more than happy to rock businesses and new clients all over the Globe.
I work in the advertising sphere. My passion is developing strategies and communications for brands and cultural projects. I help companies to build a long-term relationships with their audience by understanding their background. I also have experience in creating inclusive content and campaigns for museums and centers of contemporary art.
I like to use digital technologies in communications because they allow the audience to become a participant in these communications and gain new experiences. Moreover, such projects can expand brand recognition and make a cultural shift by raising awareness and showing different perspectives.
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.
I am a choreographer, born and raised in Ukraine, now based in Berlin. For me, body language is the most powerful tool to express my feelings and make statements. My passion lies in creating something truly meaningful, and working close with the people that inspire me.
During my career I was lucky enough to work on shows like So you think you can Dance, Dancing with Stars, The Masked Singer. I had the opportunity to work with brands like Guinness, Citroen, HP and others.
My work has been recognised at multiple award shows and festivals all over the world. I was fortunate to win Gold at LIA 2021 for best choreography, best international music video at UKMVA 2021, had multiple wins at Ciclope, Shots awards, Eurobest and others.
If you are reading this far, feel free to hit me up.
Hi, my name is Leo Kolosovskyi. I'm a Ukrainian director.
Now I am based in Europe and I'm available for new creative collaborations around the world.
I have done more than 100 projects. Among them are top artists' music videos which have hundreds of millions views on YouTube and commercials for brands like Apple, Vodafone, YouTube, Glo.
Graphic designer from Kyiv, Ukraine, based in Paris, France.
I have 5 years of experience at visual communications and 18 years of experience at marketing communications in general.
I think of graphic design as a way to create appealing visuals that connect with people and effectively communicate messages.
Looking for job opportunities at visual communications.
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!
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.
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.
Music videos, advertising commercial videos, movies.
Marketing Comunications Manager
Social media is one of the main contact points for a Brand with its audience. For the last 4 years, I've been helping brands broadcast their ideas and values on social media, to build a community of brand lovers, and create content that matters. My main focus is Strategy and Content Creation. My field to growth is Strategy and Creative Direction.
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.
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
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♥️.
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.
Marketing & PR manager
2018-2022 I worked as a marketing and PR manager of Polo Ralph Lauren brand (Kameron Fashion/ official distributor of Saint Laurent, Balmain, Dolce&Gabbana, Polo Ralph Lauren in Ukraine). Launched Polo Ralph Lauren brand in Ukraine and opened 6 point of sales in Kyiv, Ukraine.
My responsibilities were:
- negotiate outdoor and indoor placements (Polo Ralph Lauren ad was placed on the largest LED screen in Europe on the facade of Gulliver Mall)
- cooperate with media publications, influencers and celebrities
- launch paid social campaigns
- organise events and activities
- manage budgets for marketing campaigns
- evaluate performance of marketing campaigns
- analyse advertising returns and report to head office (London, UK)
2015-2018 I worked as a head of buying at Fashion Flair Ltd.
My responsibilities were:
- make buying decisions based on stores’ and competitors’ activity
- negotiate and purchase clothing and jewelry brands to be sold in stores in China (Off-White, Marcelo Burlon, Palm Angels, Herron Preston, Nanushka etc.)
- ensure achievement of sales targets of the brands
2014-2015 I worked as brand manager and buyer of Valentino, Marni, Agent Provocateur, Hermes- Puiforcat in Kyiv, Ukraine.
My responsibilities were:
- negotiate and purchase products to be sold in Valentino, Marni, Agent Provocateur boutiques
- manage and support sales
I am a Masters degree graduate with specialisation in Strategic Fashion Marketing from London College of Fashion.
Fluent in 3 languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian, Italian B2 level which will rapidly develop given the chance to operate in an Italian speaking environment.
Hello! I'm Olena, a multi-disciplinary passionate designer. I started my career in web design, but quickly got that my specialty is cycle product development. Now, I work with brand design aka brand identity, packaging and editorial design. I also develop marketing content (static and video) and animation.
Account Group Head
Ольга Рой / Olga Roi
I am interested in animation and graphic design in order to be able to bring something new to my Ukraine.
Мене цікавить анімація і графічний дизайн, щоб мати змогу принести нове до своєї України.
Hi, I'm Roksolana and I'm from Kherson, Ukraine. I'm now safe in Kyiv and searching some interesting projects to work on.
I have an university degree as a graphic designer and my hobby is painting. Eight years ago I started producing graphic design content for a variety of businesses.
I help clients create effective design solutions, taking into account their ideas and wishes. In my work I prefer to use minimalism, enough space, easy readability and clear lines.
I have a lot of experience in brand identity, social media creatives (posts, stories and banners design), branding, vector illustrations, print design (business cards, flyers, posters, tags, brochures).
Hi, I’m Sergii, a Ukrainian film director, and scriptwriter, currently based in Berlin.
I’m into fresh, unusual stories and love to provide my emotional experience through short video formats. I’m sure even a simple story can be presented freshly and catchy, so people pay attention to the brand. Which, I guess is the main goal for a commercial director.
I worked in creative agencies for eight years, first as a copywriter, and then as a creative group head. I'm always ready to involve in script fine-tuning and find the non-obvious interpretation in my treatment.
I like beautiful imagery, and despite the genre, for me, it's crucial to make actors' performances natural and sincere.
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.
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.
My goal is to create smart solutions that solve real problems of real people and help customers effectively address their business needs, while becoming 1% better every day.
I believe that design at the intersection of mathematics and psychology helps to bring or ideas to the world.
Hello, my name is Tanya.
I'm passionate about different areas of graphic design.
My knowledge, experience and skills:
– Mastering the Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, FontLab, InDsesign, After Effects
– Methods of generating creative ideas
– Methods of generating creative ideas
– Possession of the principles of composition, typography, color
– Creative thinking and visualization
– Logo design
– Identity, branding
– Presentation design
– Typeface design
Graphic and Type Designer
I'm always open to new knowledge, experience and skills!
Hello! I'm producer from the Ukrainian production house, Omerta Creation.
As you can assume, we had to suspend our work in Ukraine because of the war.
But recently a part of our team, which are: Volodymyr Grygorash - Executive Producer
Anastasiia Grygorash - Executive Producer, me, Vadim (Dusman) Zubrytskyi - Producer, and Daryna Pavlova - Representative - came to Europe, and we are trying to find the ways to continue our practice, signing our friends, Ukrainian talent, who are in need of job in Europe.
We see Cannes Lions Festival as great opportunity to meet new people, and eventually collaborate with our colleagues from Europe and rest of the world, creating some great projects together!
Looking forward to your reply.
Wishing you all the best.
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.
Hi there, I am a Gaffer, an electrician who specialises in lights department and grip department.
I’m Yana Volkova (Voko Yani) - an independent ukrainian graphic designer based in Nantes, France. Having a degree in Architecture, I’m a digital artist and graphic designer specialized in visual identity, poster design, digital art, 3D motion graphics and print.
In my design practice I'm mostly working with fablabs, innovative and positive impact projects, non-governmental organizations, festivals and galleries.
What am I good at? ↓
Graphic Designer, Illustrator
I am Kyiv-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Working with poster design, events visual identity, collages.
I am interested in working with social and cultural projects and NGOs.
My name is Yaroslava.
I create a wide range of marketing materials such as email templates, social media, and ad content. I work with SMM, Content, and Product Managers. I have experience in A/B testing to check better ways of interacting with users. I can analyse the success of the visuals that I made. I work with different departments in companies from 5 to 800 workers. I resolve issues, communicate with outstaff design teams, conduct optimisation, and implement design processes enhancements. My responsibilities also have included web design, I created new blocks to the existing site and developed landing pages for webinars and offline events. I have experience in animation.
My goal is to be a creator of useful and important decisions for people and products. I want to make the design in all ways “circular” and to increase the impact on our being every day. Design is not about beautiful pictures, it is about solving problems, creating ideas and stories, which through the visualisation make an unforgettable experience for users.