Photo by David Leyes
Aurora Kruk is a first assistant art director specializing in concept illustration and hero art pieces for film & television.
Recently, she has designed and executed featured pieces for shows such as Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar Award-winning Nightmare Alley and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the Emmy Award-winning What We Do in the Shadows (seasons 2-5), and was responsible for nearly all of the commissioned artwork featured in the Emmy Award-nominated The Umbrella Academy (seasons 1-4).
It was during her time on The Umbrella Academy that Aurora graduated to the role of concept artist, going on to illustrate for seven shows in quick succession- including costume illustration for the Emmy Award-nominated and CAFTCAD Award-winning Star Trek SNW- before returning to act as the exclusive concept artist for The Umbrella Academy’s fourth and final season.
Born into a family of artists and entrepreneurs in the heart of downtown Toronto, Aurora’s intense interest in visual art began in early childhood, furthered by time spent traveling throughout Europe while her mother pursued a degree in fine arts. Aurora graduated at the top of her class from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design in Illustration.