Mykola Kovalenko

Mykola Kovalenko is a graphic designer. 
He studied graphic design at the Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts in Kiev (Ukraine). 
He began his career in 2001, during the first 15 years he worked in Ukraine as a designer in international advertising agencies Publicis, FCB, LOWE, Saatchi & Saatchi. After moving to Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2015 he continued to work in his creative studio DNK Studio. 
Mykola is a honorary member of the Art Directors Club Ukraine, a member of one of the most important associations of designers of Ukraine "4th Block", a member of the Art Directors Club Slovakia and also Brno Biennale Association Czech Republic. 
Mykola is a repeated participant of jury boards in international festivals, is the holder of more than 150 awards of international design festivals. 
Takes an active social position, is the initiator of a number of international social projects, conducts solo exhibitions.


More than 150 awards

Lahti Poster Triennial (Finland)

Graphic Matters (Netherlands)

Red Dot Award: Communication Design (Germany)

European Design Awards (Greece)

HOW Poster Design Competition & Awards (USA)

Mut zur Wut (Germany)

BICeBé / Biennial of Poster (Bolivia)

WOLDA (Italy)


ADI Design Award (China)


GOLDEN DRUM (Slovenia)

TOYAMA (Japan)

GOOD 50X70 (Italy)


IPBM (Mexico)

Ukrainian Design: The Very Best Of (Ukraine)


4th BLOCK (Ukraine)

and many others

Professional associations

European Art Directors Club (Slovakia)

Honorary Club member of Art Directors Club Ukraine

Association of graphic designers "4th Block" (Ukraine)

Brno Biennale Association (Czech Republic)

Jury Member

STRELKA International design biennale / Russia

International Triennial of ecological poster «4th Block» / Ukraine

Ukrainian Student Advertising Festival / Ukraine

Biennale trademarks and logos TaMga / Russia

Ukrainian Student Poster Biennale / Ukraine

Competition trademarks GOLDEN FLEA / Russia

Kiev International Advertising Festival / Ukraine

REX / Ukraine

ADC*E Awards / Spain

ADC*UA Awards / Ukraine

KAKADU Awards / Ukraine

White Square / Belarus

Solo Exhibitions

28.02.–02.03.2018. SWISS GRAPHIC DESIGN / Kyiv / Ukraine

25.10.–28.10.2018. Ukrainian Creative Week / Kyiv / Ukraine

06.12.–22.12.2017. Open Gallery / Poster Poster Poster / Bratislava / Slovakia

23.08.–10.09.2016. Dvorana Ministerstva Kultúry / Bratislava / Slovakia

06.04.–25.04.2016. Institute Art And Design / Kyiv / Ukraine

20.05.–31.05.2016. Plaster / CSW Toruń / Poland

23.01.–01.03.2013. Student Poster Biennale / Kyiv / Ukraine

07.12.–23.12.2012. Creative Space / 12 pieces / Kyiv / Ukraine

22.06.–19.07.2009. 60X90 / Kyiv / Ukraine