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
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  2018︎
  2017︎
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MFA
  Vibration︎
  Beat︎
  Rhythm︎
  Supersonic︎
  Decibel︎
  Echo︎
  Reverberation︎
  Pitch︎
  Thesis︎

Mark

Sans Sound


Project
MFA Thesis

Objective
Research the challenges in communication between people who speak different languages. Develop a simple visual solution that will help seasoned travelers to express themselves and understand others anywhere in the world.

Solution
Combining my personal experience in overcoming frustrations in communication with my knowledge of American Sign Language, I created a system of simple gestures graphically represented in various forms and materials. These gestures can be used in silence, without the need of spoken language.