Art Director and designer located in Houston, Tx.
The oldest child of small business owners, I am a natural born leader and a go-getter.
I find myself in leading positions in many different work and life situations. Friends and co-workers come to me for an advice often.
I take a pride in my outstanding ability to see talents of my team members and to leverage those to archive a goal. I lead by example and not afraid to get my hands dirty, working on day to day projects.
I became attuned to my creative side at an early age. I was 1st aspected into an art school at the age of 5.
After graduating from the University in 2005, I moved by myself across a glove to the USA, which I now call home. Although I studied graphic design in Russia, I developed as a designer in the US.
I believe in the importance of continued education. Since I earned my degree in graphic design in 2005, I came back to school to expand my skills. I’ve taken photography, video editing and design classes at Palo Alto community college. I earned certifications in Web Design and Development with CIW and Hubspot.
My extraordinary listening skills put me ahead of others. I am excellent at reading between lines and asking the right questions in the order to produce an outstanding creative. I am great at translating from the client to artist language. This helps to achieve a soother creative process.
BA / Graphic Design / Taganrog State Radio University
BA / Computer Software Engineering / Western Governors University
CIW Java Script Specialist / Prometric
CIW Web Design Specialist / Prometric
CIW Web Foundation Associate / Prometric
Entrust Energy creative/art director (marketing)
December 2017 – present
I played a big role is a successful brand update of Entrust Energy and launch of two new brands (Power of Texas and Enserve Inc).
Entrust Energy brand update included a complete redesign of all external and internal creative material such as transactional and marketing emails, printed marketing elements, internal brand supporting items. I developed user/customer friendly designs that follow the newest trends and best design practices, setting EE apart of other companies in business.
POTX brand launch allowed me to demonstrate my ability to produce outstanding work even on tight deadlines.
I closely overlook the creative and development process for both EE and POTX websites, proving creative direction and feedback to external web development team. My expertise in web design and working knowledge of web development helped to archive the best result of our collaboration with a creative agency.
Houston Chronicle (Hearst) head of design (marketing)
November 2015 – December 2017
Responsible for marketing.chor.com redesign and relaunch, which is using Hubspot as CMS. Wireframing and prototyping of landing pages, emails, and other applications using Adobe Experience Design. Designing and developing digital elements based on approved prototypes.
Responsible for 2016 Houston Culinary Stars marketing campaign look. Culinary Stars website design/development, using WordPress CMS.
Creating of marketing videos and HTML animation with Tumult Hype and other tools. Assisting with video editing using Adobe After Effects. Building animated web banners using Saas as Celtra and Flite.
Proving art direction to a team of 4 designers in-house and 2 off-site designers. Researching new tools and training entire design team on those.
John Manlove Advertising digital team leader / lead designer
March 2015 – October 2015
Responsible for designing and developing WordPress websites, such as GalvestonIslandCoffee.com and Mcadermatology.com.
Using my UI/UX skills to design and develop HTML landing pages and promotional emails for clients including The Woodlands, Woodson’s Reserve and others. Designing and developing animated web banners for the clients.
Assisting with video editing using Adobe After Effects.
Communicating directly with clients via phone or email. Delivering art direction to designers based on clients feedback.
Traning designers on digital tools and techniques.
MWH Public Relations senior graphic and web designer
August 2014 – February 2015
Responsible for design for both printed and digital marketing materials for clients such as Ron Raynold, the state representative.
Using my UI/UX to design and develop digital marketing element including WordPress websites and promotional emails to clients such a DMELECTRICALINC and Got Dirty Blinds.
Bella Terra Cosmetics Group, LLC graphic and web designer
September 2013 – July 2013
Responsible for a wide variety of design projects including print and digital. Performing product photography and photo editing, directing model photo shoots. Design product packaging and setting files up for printing. Using UI/UX skills to wireframe, design and develop digital promotional materials such as emails.
Dreyfus Printing Graphic Designer/Production Assistant
May 2012- September 2013
Responsible for print and digital projects. Setting up files for printing. Running printing and binding machines. Design and developing of Dreyfusprinting.com.
Anna Belaya’s Fashion Theatre art director / designer / photo editor
January 2007 – May 2011
Design and developing promotional emails. Designing and preparing for printing marketing materials. Directing and performing model photography, photo editing. Providing art direction to a team of 5 designers.
Freelance art director / designer / WordPress Developer
March 2005 – Present
Responsible for all the communication with clients. Producing wireframes and design mock up based on clients needs. Reviewing mock ups with the client and producing final work based on their feedback. Developing websites, such as Nationalglassproducts.com and Thefoodtrucklady.com in WordPress.
Researching market and latest tools trends.