art director | UX/UI designer

OBJECTIVE:
Art Director or UX/UI Designer position with an organization whose mission and practices resonate with my professional and personal values:

  • Design and live every day as if it is your last one
  • Honesty is the most effective policy when it comes to business

  • Teamwork and exchange of ideas lead to better results

  • Pablo Picasso once said: “Inspiration exists but has to find you working”
    To me this means that excellent design emerges from persistence and diligent practice


ABOUT ME: 
My goal is to create design driven functional products that benefit people well–being and promote sustainability. I constantly learn from and get inspired by nature in choices of color palette and construction of the grid, visual simplicity that hides functional complexity, attention to details that build and hold together the whole design structure, the sense of balance and harmony.
I am very interested in behavioral psychology and its implementation in designing user experience.


EXPERIENCE:  
Freelance
I am constantly freelancing on side projects for the sake of skill building and personal growth.

Fluidigm Corporation, Biotechnology, San Francisco Bay Area
June 2014–Present
Lead Designer

As lead designer at Fluidigm, I am a creative driving force behind the conceptualization and design of all media projects and brand applications. Working with the production team, I help to shape each project and aid in the creation of the schedule, resource allocation and time assignments. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of design including UI/UX, web site and brand design.
  • Conceptualisation and design of marketing communication materials from concept to completion.
  • Collaboration with internal marketing teams and clients to develop creative solutions and translate them through a variety of channels (digital, video and print).
  • Maintaining knowledge of current industry trends and technology innovations.

  • Proactively recommend creative communications for marketing channels.

  • Manage production of all material from concept to creation.
     

iCrossing, Digital Marketing Agency, San Francisco
June 2011–June 2014
Senior Designer

As senior designer at iCrossing, I develop exceptional concepts and browser-breaking designs for a list of high-profile clients, delivering outstanding work on projects large and small; including web engagements, digital marketing campaigns, display advertising, internal promotions, and external presentations.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide forward-thinking creative concepts to clients from various industries including Automotive, Hospitality, Finance, and Retail.
  • Effectively translate branding and marketing strategies into exceptional creative concepts and executions. Brands include Toyota, Mitsubishi, LG Electronics, Adobe, Charles Schwab, Symantec etc
  • Develop and create innovative solutions in keeping with project scope: strategic positioning, business requirements, timelines, and budgets
  • Inspire and engage creative collaboration across the agency

  • Prepare creative deliverables (brand boards, creative comps, and style guides)

  • Present creative concepts internally and externally

  • Collaborate and communicate closely with Development department while bringing creative comps to web life. Quality assistance, bug tracking, issue tracking using project and issue tracking software (Atlassian JIRA)


Poligrand, Printing house, Moscow, Russia
March 2004October 2006
Designer/Art Director

Working as a designer in Poligrand printing-house I created CD package design for hundreds of music albums and compilations; Russian versions of CD/DVD packaging for foreign movies and computer games; designed advertising and promotional campaigns.

Responsibilities:

  • Complex, detail oriented color and photo correction and photo-montaging
  • Logo design and creation of custom Cyrillic fonts based on Latin originals
  • Creating unique design templates and dyelines for collectable and limited edition DVD packaging
  • age layout, typesetting, and digital imaging for full-color magazines, brochures, posters, banners
  • Managing and art-directing a team of junior designers
  • Quality control of the offset printing process, including press checks


Motin Design, Moscow, Russia
20032004
Production Artist/ Junior Designer

 

SKILLS: 

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and a variety of other creative applications
  • Knowledge of branding and marketing strategies as it applies to print/web design and online initiatives
  • Expert capabilities in website and UI design
  • Extensive experience implementing user experience best practices, behavioral psychology and highly intuitive visual design techniques
  • Creative team management, project management including time and cost estimates, resource allocation and time assignments  
  • Prototype building using comping techniques and InVision
  • Understanding of restrictions and capabilities of HTML, DHTML and JavaScript as it applies to web design and user interface development
  • Book arts, calligraphy, silkscreen printing
  • Languages: English, Russian

 

EDUCATION: 
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, USA
2006–2011
School of Graphic Design: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology, Moscow, Russia
1998–2002
School of Veterinary Medicine

Certifications:
Yoga Alliance certified 200-Hour Teacher Training Program
2013-2014
YogaWorks Northern California

 

AWARDS:  

OMMA Awards | Oct 2014
Website Excellence: News, Politics, Reference & Education
Project: PetSmart/National Geographic (natgeo.petsmart.com)

OMMA Awards | Oct 2014
Members Choice: Website Excellence
Project: PetSmart/National Geographic (natgeo.petsmart.com)

OMMA Awards | Oct 2014
Website Excellence: Automotive (Finalist)
Project: Mitsubishi Motors (mitsubishicars.com)

W3 Awards | Sep 2014
Gold Award: Automotive
Project: Mitsubishi Motors (mitsubishicars.com)

Packaging project Kirkland Food featured in “Packaging materials” book; ISBN 978-988-12943-6-4, published by SendPoints

Academy of Art University, Spring and Winter Shows 2006–2011

Artwork featured on TheDieline.com and Lovelypackage.com websites

 

 

INTERESTS:   
Reading, Yoga, Music, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Horseback Riding, Traveling

 

REFERENCE:   
Furnished upon request