About Me

Design has been the driving force in my life for as long as I can remember and has rendered me one of the lucky ones – the type of person whose work is simply their way of life.
I'm a passionate designer with over 20 years experience. My strongest background is in graphic design, but also I have an experience in adjacent branches of arts — photography, web design, illustration, cartooning and prototype/model bulding, I have training in classical painting, my first job in animation movie studio, following brushes with presentation design and modeling.
I’ve worked in publishing, advertising agencies and on a variety of freelance projects.
My work includes everything from corporate of product identity creation, designing presentation and informational print and electronic materials to prototyping of displays and exhibition spaces.
I look forward to new challenges and revel in the ever changing world in which we live and design.

What I do

Marketing Design
Catalogs, Brochures
Giveaway Items, CD & DVD
Posters, Billboards
Display Prototyping
Photography
Products & Applications
Interiors & Settings
Studio Photography
Creative Photography
Publishing
Print or Digital publishing
Magazines, Newspapers
Print Commercials
Books, Photo and Art Albums
Web
Corporate Showcase Websites
Personal & Portfolio Websites
Blogs & Online Magazines
Wordpress, HTML, CSS

Profile

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2009—Present
JESCO Lighting Group
Port Washington, NY
Art Director / Graphic Designer / Photographer


2006—2009
WAC Lighting
Garden City, NY
Senior Graphic Designer, Graphic Team Leader


2004—2006
World Wrestling Entertainment
Stamford, CT
Associate Art Director


2001—2004
Freelance Art Director and Designer
New York, NY


2000—2001
Multi-Media International
New York, NY
Art Director


1997—2000
Starlog Group
New York, NY
Senior Graphic Designer


1996—1997
Sport Publishing
New York, NY | Art Director


1995—1996
Blitz-Inform
Kiev, Ukraine | Photo Editor, Creative Director


1993—1995
InkoSoft
Kiev, Ukraine | Creative Director 


1991—1995
Erico
Kiev, Ukraine | Co-founder, Creative Director


1989—1991
Paton Research Center
Kiev, Ukraine | Graphic Designer


1988—1989
Kiev Animation Studio (Kievnauchfilm)
Kiev, Ukraine | Animation Production Artist 

Creative
    Translating brand vision into powerful and attractive design
  • Corporate and brand identity. New or rebranding
  • Logo design & corporate/brand identity packages
  • Corporate publications: catalogs, brochures, posters, invitations & postcards
  • Marketing materials: product displays, trade show booth design, visitor packages, giveaway materials

Print & Web Publishing
Knowledgeable in all aspects of print, digital and web production
  • Extensive knowledge in all aspects of print, web and electronic publications
  • Experienced at visual proofreading
  • Collaborate with pre-press and printers, freelancers and vendors
  • Deep experience with both soft- and hard-proof proofread processes
  • Advanced knowledge of special print effects such as the multiple ink process, custom and spot colors, metal inks, spot varnishing, foil stamping, embossing.

Photography
    Experienced in all aspects of both digital and traditional film photography
  • Studio photography
  • Product, application, settings, interior and macro still photography
  • Creation and merchandising of the photo sets
  • Creative, portrait, outdoor, travel and event photoshoots
  • Advanced knowledge of RAW and HDR digital photo processes
  • Digital retouching and image manipulation
  • Familiar with dark-room techniques and lab film processing

Leadership
  • Experienced in managing and mentoring small designers teams
  • Manage freelancers, contractors and outside vendors
  • Oversee schedules and resources, define needs, and assume accountability for project progress
  • Oversee work of designers to meet print and color specifications
  • Communicate across all departments and with external stakeholders to lead projects and teams

Technical Skills

Equally proficient on both Windows and MAC OS platform

Expert skills in all Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud applications such as InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and Acrobat Pro

Highly knowledgeable in QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office suite, Apple iWorks Suite, Lightroom, Aperture, Pixelmator, Affinity Designer, etc.

Extensive experience in digital photography, RAW and HDR image processing, WordPress, HTML, CSS, GREP styles for InDesign;


Education

School of Industrial Arts
Kiev, Ukraine │ BA in Graphic Design │ 1988


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