Sofiia Melnyk is a Ukrainian illustrator and animator. In 2018 she graduated from the Animationsinstitut at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and has been working as a freelancer since then. She has illustrated several books and music album covers, worked as an animator, animation supervisor and designer on short movies, as well as animated feature films and documentaries for TV and cinema. Her own projects have more of a documentary touch.
Furthermore she is working with theatre and creating live visualisations for plays and audio-visual performances. Her frequent partners are GOGOL FEST and the Dakh Theatre, but she has also worked with others, such as Deutsches Theater Berlin and Dokumentartheater Berlin.Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine Sofiia has been exploring this topic in her work, participating in projects which explain Ukrainian issues to the world and promote Ukrainian art.