Staff Profile #2: Alexey Kondakov
Get to know Natus Vincere from the inside. We've got so many talented and bright personalities working for our project and staying behind the scene.
Today we'll tell you about a great man and a true professional. Meet Na`Vi art-director Alexey "Kondor" Kondakov. He's responsible for the graphics you see at the streams of the players and on social media. He also controls the quality.
However, few people know that apart from his work, Alexey has a small art-project, which was mentioned in many mass media worldwide, including artwort.net and endtopic.com. In his spare time Alexey do amazing things: he takes the heroes of the famous old pictures and places them in the modern world.
— Hi! I've been doing design for over 10 years now. I quickly realized I want to work in this sphere. I chose it when I was in school. I studied in art college, then in the institute. As I studied, I worked freelance at various design studios. Having worked for a long time as a freelance designer, I came across the vacancy of an art-director, went for an interview. And here I am, working here for over 18 months now.
— You are Art Director at Natus Vincere. What are the responsibilities of an art director of an eSports project? What are the art director's responsibilities in the other sectors of economy? Are there many differences between those?
I posted my works on facebook. First Ukrainian facebook users and news websites spotted my creations. Then the collages got to the foreign web portals. Some reporters found my profile on facebook and wrote articles on my works. To my surprise the information about me was spread around the internet at a speed of light. I haven't expected to achieve such success. I didn't even managed to create all the collages I wanted.