Arailym Menzhankyzy

Arailym Menzhankyzy


Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

Master of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media (December 2020)

Cambridge University Press Cambridge, United Kingdom

Non-degree, Design Management (December 2016)

National Academy Of Arts, Kazakhstan

Bachelor of Arts in Animation Direction (June 2009)


Design & Animation: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Flash/Animation, After Effects; Sketch App, Figma, Toon Boom.

Video, Audio, Robotics: Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition; LEGO Mindstorms EV3 education kit.

Languages: Russian, English.


Centre for Educational Programmes of AEO NIS Kazakhstan

Chief Artist (June 2015 – August 2018)

  • Designed 4 educational games for iOS and 5 for Android platform
  • Trained 70+ school teachers on Robotics course; developed the design (slide deck), printing materials (brochures, posters)
  • Worked with school teachers, editors, authors, typesetters; software engineers (mobile, web); product managers and executives

 Balapan Children’s TV Channel  Kazakhstan

Lead Product Designer (April 2015 – May 2015)

  • Developed 50+ video clips for TV shows
  • Worked with directors, editors, managers.

Bilim Media Group Kazakhstan

Chief Artist & Animator (July 2011 – February 2015)

  • Created illustrations and directed 180 educational animation videos for school subjects
  • Trained artists and animators; worked with artists, teachers, editors, translators; software engineers; product managers, executives

Kazakhfilm Studio Kazakhstan

Artist & 2D Animator (August 2008 – November 2009)

  • Created 3 animated short cartoon movies and worked with film directors, animators, writers, artists