IPelagus artist, illustrator
IPelagus artist, illustrator
IPelagus artist, illustrator
IPelagus artist, illustrator

“My art is inspired by people who can dream and marvel, as they keep the soul youthful and capable of creating wonders. Additionally, I draw inspiration from music, delicious coffee, the joy of friendship, and good books.  I also find it fascinating to depict taste, scent, and sound

Kate Kaznadey, a native of Minsk, Belarus, is a versatile artist with a diverse background in music and fine arts.

Professional Experience:

  • Self-Employed/Freelance Illustrator, 2018 — present
    Provided custom illustrations for private clients and companies, including Eskaro and Condor paint manufacturers,  Where Minsk magazine, Phizzical Productions. 
  • Supporting Artist, National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, 2001-2020


  • Graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music with a specialization in opera performance (Faculty of Classical Vocal)
  • Pursued studies in musical theater direction (opera direction) under the mentorship of 
    Prof. Margarita Izvorska-Elizarieva, an esteemed opera director, Honoured Artist of the Belorussian SSR, and Doctor of Philosophy and Pedagogics.

Artistic Expansion:

  • Ventured into fine art, digital illustration, and concept art from 2019 to 2021, honing skills through online courses guided by renowned artists such as Kirill Ermolaev and Dmitry Klyushkin.

Notable Collaborations:

  • Contributed to various theatrical productions, including:
    • “Lucia di Lammermoor” (2016, Belarus): Participated in set design, costume design, assistant directing, and performance.
    • “Don Pasquale” (2017, France): Crafted storyboards and costume designs.
    • “Picture of Life” (2017, Belarus): Served as the author, director, set designer, and performer.
    • “The Turn of the Screw” (2021, France): Storyboard creation.
  • Collaborated with Phizzical Productions on “The Society for New Cuisine” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2023, Scotland), crafting captivating posters and animations for social media promotion.

Community Contributions:

  • Created the renowned 62-meter mural “City Flowers” in the heart of Minsk, Belarus, in 2019, garnering widespread acclaim from residents and tourists.

Musical Ventures:

  • Served as a keyboardist, vocalist, and backing vocalist for The Ranks band (a Pink Floyd tribute band) from 2016 to 2022, also undertaking the task of designing posters for performances.

Since 2022, Kate has been based in Warsaw, Poland.

“Kate — @ipelagus, has created several extraordinarily conscientious and deeply beautiful animations and posters to detail the world of my play —
THE SOCIETY FOR NEW CUISINE, which will be featured at the World’s Largest Theatre festival —
the Edinburgh Fringe, at Underbelly, in 2023.

Kate has an exquisitely sensitive artistic empathy, and has very quickly and clearly seen what the heart of my piece is.
She has shown this wondrous ability to subtly evoke the atmosphere of my world.
I’ve been very grateful for the deftness of her touch.

Probably Kate’s most valuable skill is in how much information she takes in. This artistry is difficult to earn without having spent decades enjoying story, and steadily refining one’s own understanding of creativity.
I feel very fortunate to have worked with Kate Kaznadey and would wholeheartedly recommend her to your project.
Feel free to follow @sfncplay to see more examples of her work! 


Chris Fung

Actor, playwright