Andrey Gordeev – AKA Gordei - is a Russian illustrator with a portfolio full of award-winning illustrations. Known for his charming characters and lighthearted humour, he’s brought extra sparkle to campaigns for Coca-Cola, Colgate, Whiskas and many other global brands.
Gordei grew up in small city of Khabarovska, on Russia’s border with China, but has travelled far and wide. For now, he’s settled in Bali. ‘Saya suka’ is the Indonesian phrase for ‘I like it’ he explains, and on top of the tropical climate he enjoys the local culture. When he’s not working on new client briefs, he loves teaching yoga.
Loving the work he does, a passion for art, and the diligence to learn new techniques are what drives him. And these are qualities that shine through in his work as well. In 2015 Gordei turned his personal project Little Green Riding Hood into an app, and it won the award for Best iPad App in his native Russia.