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
Project
36 Color Pencils Package

Objective
Design an innovative and functional package that contains 36 color pencils. This package represents a private label product called Spectrum. Develop unique visual identity for the package.

Solution
My package design is based on the structure of a prism. A prism can display the brightly colored spectrum as light passes through it and is then refracted. This is similar in concept to the visual representation of an echo as sound bounces off of a surface. I used the three-sided structure of the prism for the functionality of dividing the pencils into three groups of twelve. In addition, my goal was to make the package attractive to teenagers, providing instructions on how to use color pencils to achieve the best results.