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. 






To work as a graphic designer in a motivating and challenging environment where I can apply my skills and provide ideas to benefit mutual growth and success

General Assembly, Chicago, IL
User Experience Design
November 2019–February 2020

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Master of Fine Arts | School of Graphic Design

Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts | Graphic Design

Greenheart International, Chicago, IL
Graphic Designer
June 2018–Present

Arts of Life, Chicago, IL
Graphic Designer
December 2016–April 2019

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
Freelance Graphic Designer
October 2018–January 2019

Blue Daring, Chicago, IL
Freelance Graphic Designer
October 2017–June 2018

Otherwise Incorporated, Chicago, IL
Freelance Graphic Designer
March 2017–July 2017

Don Schaaf & Friends, Washington, DC
Graphic Designer
February 2016–December 2016

Pressley Johnson Design, Chicago, IL
Freelance Graphic Designer
November 2015–February 2016

2011 USA Winter Deaflympics, Washington, DC
Graphic Design Intern
January 2011–June 2011

The Buff and Blue Magazine, Gallaudet University
Layout Designer
September 2010–May 2011

Tutorial & Instructional Programs, Gallaudet University
Art Tutor
September 2008–May 2010

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
Strategic Communications Graphic Intern
May 2009–August 2009

Adobe Creative Suite | draw.io | Sketch | Microsoft Office | Print-Production | Specialty Print Processes | Drawing | Painting | Photography | Screen Printing | Sculpture | Basic HTML/CSS |

Member of AIGA since 2011