About Me

I am a calligrapher-artist and graphic designer. My last employments have been as a European Calligraphy and Drawing teacher at Art School Ginza, Tokyo, and as an English Language ALT at Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama. I have also worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. I am the translator of the Appendices of "The Lord of the Rings" for the Bulgarian edition of the book. I have been a researcher of J.R.R. Tolkien's works and in 1998 organised the first Tolkien discussion club in Bulgaria.

I lived, studied and worked in Japan in the period 2004 - 2011. I specialised in graphic design and DTP (majored in Media and Communications, Fukuyama University) as well as in Chadõ (Urasenke School of Tea Ceremony, Kyoto), traditional culture, arts and aesthetics. I also have a degree in Japanese Studies (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"). I have been studying and practising calligraphy since I was fifteen. I have been drawing all my conscious life. English was the fist foreign language I learned, starting at the age of three. Later I added to it Japanese, French and Russian (due to the lack of practice I feel that my speaking level of the latter two has worsened compared to my reading & comprehension level). My native language is Bulgarian. In 2018 I relocated to Ireland.

The Parma Eldaliéva project has been my personal and professional top priority ever since its beginning in 2009. The initial idea of it I conceived almost a decade earlier. The major earthquake in Japan in March 2011 and its consequences for me forced me to unexpectedly relocate back to Bulgaria. After dealing with various personal ramifications in its wake, which forced more than a half-year hiatus on my work on the project, I focused almost solely on Parma Eldaliéva. I continue my work on it in Ireland.

It is a matter of great joy and profound satisfaction for me to be able to announce
the completion in 2016 of the first "Parma Eldaliéva" and the first printed copy of it ("Tengwarin"),
the completion of three major art manuscripts related to "Parma Eldaliéva" vol. II & III and their printing in 2019 in one full-colour volume, "Parma Eldaliéva Special I",
the completion in 2017 of the first long scroll in a series of such,
the completion in 2018 of the last two of the set of seven major calligraphed Parma Eldaliéva maps in both original and printed versions,
and the successful ongoing continuation of my work on the remaining six "Parma Eldaliéva" major volumes as well as other project related art.