Graphic Designer/Visual Artist/Dreamer
Born 1961, Sofia, BG
Lives and works in Portugal Cove/St.Philips, NL
Graduated with Master of Fine Art in Illustration and Book Design Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia,Bulgaria,
Vessela Brakalova has developed a multifaceted practice that includes, graphic design, environmental design, interpretive design and public art multi media installation graphics.
Brakalova co-founded her design studio, Vis-à-Vis Graphics with partner Veselina Tomova in 1992 after immigrating to Canada.
Brakalova has worked with a variety of clientele, from artists to selected commercial and noncommercial clients.
Art catalogs for prominent artists Elena Popova (2006), 35-135 Colours and Luben Boykov, Bridges (2005), which won a series of awards including ‘Gold medal winner’ at the 2005 ICE Awards, Halifax, plus special mention for exceptional production quality. Conceptualized, art directed and created permanent public art/multi media installation Newfoundland and Labrador Icons--artists collaboration with Jerry Evans, Net Pratt and Veselina Tomova for St. John’s International Airport Authority 2001
Public art installation/multi layered digital textile work Aren’t you curious?-presently on display at GEO Centre, St.John’s (2011).
Designed catalog of Newfoudland artist Anne Meredith Barry: Natural Energies, Patricia Grattan (2007).