Alexey Chekhov

Inhaber, Creative Producer, Imaginary Friends



Creative Direction
Art Direction
Marketing strategy
Digital Storytelling
Interactive Storytelling
Time Management
Pitch Consulting
presentation skills
Emotional Intelligence
Social Media Marketing
Video production
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Premiere Pro
Davinci Resolve
Color Correction
Color grading
Final Cut Pro
International experience
Visual arts
Activism and Peace Work
Team leadership
Team Leader
Creating sketches and establishment plans accordin
Apple Xcode
Graphic design
Creative Advertising


Professional experience for Alexey Chekhov

  • Current 6 years and 4 months, since Sep 2017



    Through my thoughtful and personal mentorship I managed to train and help 3 times more graduates (who actually got the certificate) than average in online courses.

  • Current 8 years and 7 months, since Jun 2015

    Creative Producer

    Imaginary Friends

    Creative and marketing consulting for brands, writing scripts for commercial and documentary stories, video production and editing. Brand solutions for different media.

  • Current 8 years and 7 months, since Jun 2015

    Creative Lead

    Imaginary Friends

    On a freelance basis, I do creative and marketing consulting for brands, writing scripts for commercial and documentary stories, video production and editing. Brand solutions for SMB: from ideas to the final results. Clients: Ekström Seafood, Linnanmäki

  • Current 9 years and 4 months, since Sep 2014

    Creative Producer

    The Fill-Bellies

    Developing a unique product from scratch: educational eco startup for kids in Karelia (North of Russia). Developing character, producing voiceovers, animation, design, video cases for pitching and fundraising, technical aspects (hardware: sensors, sound chips, etc.) This product was created with no budget out of pure enthusiasm by three people only — we were highly motivated to make an impact. Results: it became significant for the whole region, 50+ kindergartens in the program in 1 year.

  • 5 months, Nov 2016 - Mar 2017

    Creative Producer

    Goodbyes. Experimental Theatre Play

    The scope of work: video production (from idea to the final results), on-stage sound and light supervision. Working closely with technical departments: rigs, lights, sound, etc.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Nov 2014 - Aug 2016

    Creative Director

    Imaginary Friends Escape Games

    Developing, building real-life escape games with a unique theme (promoting Finnish culture). Working closely with Helsinki Tourist Office to deliver an unforgettable experience for the international journalists writing about Helsinki. Everything from strategy, the concept, crafting stories, gameplay, brand marketing to the final production, including building a set design. After a one year of success, a prominent local competitor approached us with an offer we couldn't resist.

  • 11 months, Mar 2013 - Jan 2014

    Senior Art Director


    After a successful tactical campaign for LetoBank (banking service for young clients) — was recognised as one of the most prominent banking startups in Russia. One of designers mentored by me achieved international recognition in product design. Boosted social media channels with creative content for Nestlé, Universal Channel, Nescafé. Tenders, strategy, creative development. Clients: Nestlé, Nescafé, Unipharm, Lactalis, LetoBank, Schick.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jan 2012 - Mar 2013

    Senior Art Director

    ADV Group

    The creativity of my team made the agency profitable in short time (just 9 months). Tenders, strategy, creative development. Socially significant projects, launch of the product on the international market. Clients: BinBank, Azersun, CAF+«Dima’s dream» Fund, NaturProdukt, Imperial Tobacco, Waymark.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Dec 2010 - Jan 2012

    Art Director

    Anybodyhome Creative Agency

    Tenders, strategy, creative development. Finalist of the ‘New Talent’ competition for Cristal Ad Festival. Finished Clients: KIA, Bank of Moscow (banking services), BigLunch.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jan 2008 - Jan 2011

    Art Director

    PAPA Creative Agency

    Developing creative platforms and creative concepts. Pre-production for photo and video shootings (directors, producers briefing). Participation in tenders. Clients: TELE2, Nomos Bank, HomeCredit Bank.

  • 2011 - 2011

    New Business Art Director

    Scholz & Friends

    Developing strategies, communications, long term creative platforms, creative concepts. Clients: Siemens, Chevrolet, Opel, Cadillac, Skoda, Vodka ‘Kalinka’, Vodka ‘Vysota’, OBI.

  • 1 year and 9 months, May 2006 - Jan 2008


    PAPA Creative Agency

    Developing creative platforms, creative concepts. Pre-production for photo (directors, producers briefing). Preparing creative lowres print, hires based on art director’s sketches. Prepress.

  • 5 years and 5 months, Jan 2001 - May 2006


    Freelance Graphic Designer

    Freelancing for many international brands. Such as Nokia, Tandberg, Jewelry brands, etc.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Nov 1998 - Feb 2000


    NEP Broadcasting

    Analyzing news feeds (Reuters, Interfax, Bloomberg, etc.) and preparing short news analysis for news production team

Educational background for Alexey Chekhov

  • 2017 - 2017

    Digital Marketing


    Marketing Fundamentals, Content Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Advertising with Facebook, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing with Adwords, Display Advertising, Email Marketing, Measure and Optimize with Google Analytics

  • 2006 - 2007

    Design and Illustration

    British Higher School of Art and Design

  • 2004 - 2005

    Art direction

    Miami Ad School

    Art Direction


  • English


  • German


  • French


  • Russian

    First language

  • Finnish



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