Our story

MAKING CREATIVE DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION ACCESSIBLE TO FOLKS AND BUSINESSES

Since day one, we've been ensuring that people worldwide can access high-quality personalized illustrations at an affordable price.

WE'RE ON A MISSION TO EMPOWER TALENTED CREATIVE ARTISTS & GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. WE'D LIKE THEM TO THRIVE IN A GREAT CREATIVE COMMUNITY-BASED ENVIRONMENT WHILE MAKING A STABLE SOURCE OF INCOME BY SHARING THEIR TALENT WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

Meet the founders

Alex and Anastasia created Covatar back in April 2020 when the global pandemic started. Their mission was to help talented artists share their talent with other people while making a stable source of income. They've been operating and growing the company since then.

Anastasia is an engineer who accidentally found her passion in business illustration. Since 2010, she has worked with more than 100 businesses worldwide. Anastasia always wanted to be more than just an artist. She wanted to become a friend, mentor, and person other artists could come to for help and advice. Alex is a marketer who always loved creating new things and making other people happy. He had to flee his native country for safety, come to the United States as a refugee and build a life from scratch. He decided then that he wanted to empower others and help them make their lives better.

They met online more than 7 years ago. They made a great friendship that a few years later turned into a business partnership with absolute trust & love for each other. This idea also became a foundation for Covatar and its relationship with team members & clients.

Working together every single day for years, they always wanted to create something meaningful. Something that will matter to other people. That's how Covatar was born.

“Everyone at Covatar — from our artists and designers to our operations team — works every day to make the world better. They create beautiful memories and help people express themselves through art. I'm honored to work with the most talented and creative people every day.”
Alex
Co-founder of Covatar Inc.
“I never liked the idea of working just for money. My motto: you can do great things only if you enjoy it. I love opening Slack every morning, knowing I'm on the right track. Everything I do, I do for amazing customers and talented artists who want to improve their skills. Covatar allows me to have and build a family of amazing like-minded people.”
Anastasia
Co-founder of Covatar Inc.

Our milestones

Even though we're just 2 years young, we got quite a few important events. At Covatar, we joke that one business day equals one month.

2020

April

Launching Covatar

May

First 300 customers

July

40 artists

August

5000 portraits created

September

Creating portraits for businesses with Microsoft being one of the first business clients

October

70 artists and the first full-time employee

December

Beginning print service offerings. 15,000 hand-drawn portraits

2021

April

150th designer/illustrator joins the team

May

30,000 portraits created

July

Launching the Sketchy DigitalGraphic design and illustration
services for businesses
studio by Covatar

August

Ed Sheeran likes his portrait created by us

October

Launching Merchandice.shopHigh-quality custom prints
for your e-commerce store

December

50,000 portraits created

2022

February

300th designer joins the team

March

25th full-time employee in operations

April

Our 2nd anniversary

2020

  • April

    Launching Covatar

  • May

    First 300 customers

  • July

    40 artists

  • August

    5000 portraits created

  • September

    Creating portraits for businesses with Microsoft being one of the first business clients

  • October

    70 artists and the first full-time employee

  • December

    Beginning print service offerings. 15,000 hand-drawn portraits

2021

  • April

    150th designer/illustrator joins the team

  • May

    30,000 portraits created

  • July

    Launching the Sketchy Digital studio by Covatar

  • August

    Ed Sheeran likes his portrait created by us

  • October

    Launching Merchandice.shop

  • December

    50,000 portraits created

2022

  • February

    300th designer joins the team

  • March

    25th full-time employee in operations

  • April

    Celebrated our 2nd anniversary

OUR BRANDS

Our goal is to provide amazing graphic design solutions for everyone. Each brand from our family is dedicated to a specific niche and helps clients worldwide solve their creative tasks.

Merchandice

High-quality custom prints for your e-commerce store

Learn more

Sketchy Digital

Graphic design and illustration services for businesses

Learn more

Relatables

Everyday life pictured in short comics

Learn more

Meet the team

Driven by the shared mission, the team members from our operations team are working hard every single day

CO-FOUNDER
OPERATIONS, SALES, PRODUCT

Alex

CO-FOUNDER
DESIGN OPERATIONS, PRODUCT

Anastasia

ARTIST OPERATIONS
ART DIRECTOR
FOUNDING ARTIST

Ana

DESIGN OPERATIONS
ART DIRECTOR
FOUNDING ARTIST

KAT

DESIGN OPERATIONS
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Glebsby

LEAD DESIGNER
FOUNDING ARTIST

Iren

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
1ST FULL-TIME HIRE

Alex

LEAD DESIGNER
FOUNDING ARTIST

Mary

DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS
MARKETING OPERATIONS

Mel

HEAD OF PR &
COMMUNICATIONS

Camilo

HEAD WRITER

JP

HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Sophie

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Sasha

MARKETING MANAGER
BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Pauline

WEB DEVELOPER

Julia

JR. BIZDEV MANAGER

Jay

JR. MARKETING MANAGER

Dora

JR. BIZDEV MANAGER

Xandra

CONTENT WRITER

Perry

JR. BIZDEV MANAGER

Zachary

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