Val B. Bochkov, a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, specializes in illustration, graphic design and fine art painting. With dozens of personal exhibitions in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, and Russia, including the infamous annual Edinburgh Art Festival, Val has earned great respect as an artist. His illustrations can be seen in over 400 books, published throughout world. Some examples of Val’s work are the illustrations for the New Testament, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and the Golden Book of Russian Fairy Tales. Additionally, Val has created many illustrations and covers for publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, and Men’s Health.
Val incorporates his talents and experience to create mixed media creative concepts that include packaging, design, illustration, television concept, creative outdoor, and print. His skills have been used by such leading advertising agencies as Arnold, BBDO, JWT, and McCann-Erickson, as well as earned him a coveted ADDY Award in 2003. Val has also contributed to the success of companies including Discovery Communications, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Knorr, and Proctor & Gamble. As the creative director of Grey Worldwide in Moscow, London, and New York (1995 -2000), Val developed numerous award-winning ads. His work included the campaign, “Strike Back” the most famous in the history of Russian outdoor advertising.
Val prefers to use a variety of media. He uses acrylic, oil, watercolor, gouache, and digital. His creativity and large quantity of talent is evident in all his illustrations and designs. Val is the principal and creative director of The Val Bochkov Studio, located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The studio offers a variety of visual services including concepts, visualizing, and illustrations for adverting, public relations, and corporate needs.