Miss Eleonora Asparuhova

Job: Lecturer in 2D Animation

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: 0116 250 6318

E: eleonora.asparuhova@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Eleonora Asparuhova completed her undergraduate and postgraduate study at University of Salford, focusing on 2D, frame by frame traditional animation. She completed her MA under a fully funded AHRC scholarship in 2015 where the focus of her work explored the relationship between animation and literature and the way traditional folklore and narratives can be visually translated to appeal to broader and international audiences. In 2016, Eleonora won the award for 'Most Anticipated Game' at the Bulgarian Game Awards with her work on the concept art and visuals for the board game 'Among Thieves'. In 2017 she co-founded 'The Celtic Animation Film Festival' in Liverpool, UK - an animation festival celebrating Celtic and International cultural identity. Eleonora is currently a freelance animator, illustrator, festival director and lecturer in 2D animation.

Research group affiliations

Media and Communication Research Centre

Research interests/expertise

Animation, Illustration, Art, Drawing , Animation Festivals, Illustration exhibitions

Areas of teaching

2D Animation, Animation Production


  • MA (Distinction) - Animation, University of Salford - 2015
  • BA (First Class) - Animation, University of Salford - 2012

Courses taught

Traditional and Experimental Animation, Level 4 - Module Leader (2019 - 2020), 2D Animation, Level 5 - Module Leader (2019-2020)

Honours and awards

  • Most Anticipated Game - Bulgarian Game Awards - June 2016 - concept art and illustration
  • 'Best Mini Short' Runner Up - KINOFEST - September 2014 - for the animation 'The Orange Song'
  • Best Technical Submission - MCUK Digital and Gaming Prize - June 2012 - for the animation 'Samovila'

Professional licences and certificates

NCFE Teaching Assistant Level 3 - De Montfort College - January 2016


'Differences' - 365 Illustration challenge in support of 'Cancer Research UK'