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Milin Djalaliev

Co-founder

Experience: 16 years in advertising and branding. 10 years as a manager of Saatchi & Saatchi, agency of the year in both Effectivity (2016, Effie) and Creativity (2017, FARA) as well as 10 years teaching in branding and advertising (NBU, VUZF).

Motivation: The energy of youth. Believes that energy breeds energy.

Interests: All clichés out of a good commercial: likes travelling frequently both physically and mentally, watching football with friends and helping people get together.

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Anthony Christov

Co-founder

Experience: 30 years in Hollywood, of which 18 as an art director for Pixar (Finding Nemo, Wall-e, The Incredibles 2 and many more) as well as 12 years teaching at AAU (Academy of Arts University in San Francisco).

Motivation: “If I do a fraction for Bulgaria of what I and my colleagues in our long careers have done for Hollywood, I would feel accomplished.”

Interests: Loves history, art, films, as well as many different kinds of sports.

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Petya Grigorova

Director of Student Success

Experience: 13 years in the Advertising industry. The first Happiness Manager in Bulgaria.
In Saatchi&Saatchi Sofia she was dedicated to educational programs, internal projects and the happiness of the team. 🙂
Successfully develops the Publicis Groupe Bulgaria internship program, Saatchi Circle, Taalks&Taalks and Advertising and Brand management Master’s program.

Motivation: To help people discover their own way to be successful.

Interests: Sport, travel and exploring.

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Mladen Borisov

Digital Marketing Director

Experience: 14 years in digital marketing, specialising in building communities and memorable experiences across web, social and mobile. 100+ successful digital campaigns for brands like Mika, Danone, Nestle, Carlsberg, Reebok, BNP and many more.

Motivation: Seeing the organization grow which ultimately leads to personal achievement and success.

Interests: Photography, astronomy and nutrition.

Borislav Bogdanov

Program Director

Experience: 14 years of experience in the Game industry, 8 of which at Ubisoft as Art Director (Assassin’s Creed Liberation), Lead Artist (Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag) and 3D artist.
Part of the starting team of Snapshot Games as a studio Art Director (Chaos Reborn, Phoenix Point).

Motivation: Creating new opportunities in the Bulgarian game industry and developing new talents.

Interests: Basically cinema and gaming, skiing and cycling, kayaking and traveling. Recently Blockchain gaming.

KRASIMIRA MANASHFI

Program coordinator

Experience: Former student of the first year of the Game Dev program (2019). Worked in various fields and industries in positions aimed at organizing and communicating with people. Volunteer in many organizations for social, environmental, and educational purposes.

Motivation: Progress and change as a driving force, as well as the discovery of new things and views of the world.

Interests: Animation, art, aerial acrobatics, travel, and good food.

SVETOSLAVA KOLEVA

Administration specialist

Experience: Svetoslava studied Non-Formal Education at Sofia University. She has experience as a software tester, as well as in administrative departments directly related to various organizational activities and documentation.

Motivation: Being part of an organization that helps young people find themselves and realize themselves professionally is really inspiring.

Interests: Books, cinema and music, DIY projects and cooking

RALITSA STOYANOVA

Head of content & School Relationships

Experience: 13 years of experience as a journalist in different media – “Capital”, Bulgaria on Air, GoGuide, HiComm, GameIndustry, Unique Estates Life Magazine, and others. Author of the novel – “У-хромозома”, which won third place in the show “The Manuscript” (BNT). Part of the script crew of the tv series “Пътят на честта” (“NOVA TV”). Co-writer of the video game Elea.

Motivation: To tell young talented people about the opportunities offered by the game industry and to give my modest contribution to its development in our country.

Interests: Books, TV series, fashion

GABRIELA GEORGIEVA

Digital Marketing Specialist

Experience: Studying Public Relations at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She discovered her passion for digital marketing by enrolling in the SoftUni Digital program. Part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award – Silver Level, where she developed her volunteer work on socially significant topics.

Motivation: Development in the field of communications and marketing, meeting motivated and inspiring people along the way.

Interests: Fashion, photography and travel

MIHAELA VIHRIYSKA

Head of Online Programs

Experience: She has worked in communication agencies for the past 7 years and shares that her great passion is the advertising and creative parts of the profession, behind which, however, there is a stable strategic preparation. She was responsible for brands such as Nestle, Johnnie Walker, Ficosota, Novartis, and others. Graduated in “Public Relations” and then “Business Administration” and “Rhetoric”.

Motivation: Discovering new worlds and learning new things. The receipt and transmission of knowledge and skills.

Interests: Photography and cinema

KALINA LILYANOVA

Digital Marketing Specialist

Experience: Graduated with a degree in “Economic Management” with French at SU “St. Kliment Ohridski”. During her studies, she discovered her interest in digital marketing and started as an intern at ARC Academy.

Motivation: To rediscover more and more of her own capabilities and skills.

Interests: Sports, dancing, psychology, and “philosophizing” on various topics

 

VIARA LUDJEVA 

Digital Marketing Intern

Experience: Viara has worked in Germany, Austria and Japan, in the fields of sports and tourism, mainly with young people. After a 19-year stay abroad, she returned to Bulgaria. A graduate of the National Sports Academy but also a person who loves diversity, she decided to do something more interesting. This is digital marketing. Thus began her second journey in the world of education by enrolling in SoftUni and starting as an intern at ARC Academy.

Motivation: She strongly believes in the younger generation. For her, the idea of ARC Academy is inspiring because it helps young talents in Bulgaria to develop.

Interests: Sports, travel, books, music

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