I am a descendant of Russian-Jewish ancestry. My family moved to the north side of Chicago from Riga, Latvia in 1988 when the Soviet Union was still in existence. I was born in Italy, but I was raised the suburbs of Chicago. In 2015, I graduated with an MFA in Graphic Design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where I developed a simple visual solution to help travelers understand others and express themselves anywhere in the world. I enjoy working in all areas of design, especially logo development and branding. Outside of my career, I like to travel, paint, and volunteer my time with differently-abled artists. I currently live in Bucktown, Chicago with my English Bulldog, Chaplin. 

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Work
  Recent︎
  2018︎
  2017︎
  2016︎

MFA
  Vibration︎
  Beat︎
  Rhythm︎
  Supersonic︎
  Decibel︎
  Echo︎
  Reverberation︎
  Pitch︎
  Thesis︎

Mark

Decibel


Project
Music Interpretation

Objective
Design a poster based on my own interpretation of a certain music theme.

Solution
I chose “This Is The Only Ending” by Paper Plane Pilot. Deeply moved by this theme, I developed a poster that reflects the mood of a lonely person walking down the dark street in the cold rain surrounded by representations of the loud street noise. In the process of working on this poster, I experimented with typography to create a perfect blend between all the elements of the design.