Teo Georgiev is a Bulgarian illustrator and graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland.
Through loose shapes and surreal characters, he explores how storytelling and intersects with design, culture and society.
In the past, he has worked as a visual designer for IBM Design and as a designer and illustrator for World of Insights. In his time freelancing, he has created work for Converse, InVision, Aino Magazine and smaller boutique brands and publications.
Academically, in 2015 he obtains a BA in Graphic Design from Coventry University (UK) and he is currently pursuing an MA degree in Visual Narrative at Aalto University (Finland).
His spare time activities include reading fiction, trying to cut coffee consumption and daydreaming about future travels.
2018 / Aalto ARTS Scholarship
2017 / Dash Hackathon—1st prize winner for “Insects for the Masses” (brief provided by Fazer Bakeries).
2015 / Coventry University Drawing Prize—Winner of the North Warwickshire & Hinckley College 9 month residency.
2014 / ROOM—Graphic design exhibition. Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland.
How should your name be pronounced?
Just wing it, don't worry about that.
What kind of work do you do?
I specialise in illustration and graphic design. Currently, I'm looking for opportunities to expand my portfolio with editorial illustrations and book cover designs, so if you think we can collaborate on a project, drop me a message. However, I'm more than happy to work on branding projects, merchandise design and illustrations and what have you.
Do you have any formal education in Art/Design?
I did a BA in Graphic Design at Coventry University and I'm currently pursuing an MA degree in Visual Narrative at Aalto University.
Specialist or generalist?
In the last couple of years, I have been pushing towards focusing my work towards a more specialised path. Yet I have the curse (or blessing!) to get excited quite quickly about different projects, so I’ve developed a more generalist background of projects including UI designs and marketing collateral (with IBM Design) and simultaneously classic editorial illustrations.
Are you interested in collaborations?
Sure! Drop me an email and I’ll be happy to discuss any future collaborations.