Web and graphic design professional with 10+ years of experience in visual design
and over 12 years in artistic activity.
Holds a PE degree in Visual Communication (summa cum laude), finishes diploma
in Front/Back-End Development, and experienced in different areas of the industry,
which includes: print, web, and desktop.
Specializes in web and applications (websites, animation, GUI, and identity design (visual language, logos, and stationery).
My path to graphic design began in my childhood, once I became extremely interested in drawing and painting. At the beginning, my creative activity was based on pencil drawing and oil painting. Some of my artworks are located on my artistic portfolio:
In 2002, I discovered Photoshop, fell in love, and taught myself. Very soon I started designing for web and concentrated on website design. A little bit later, I also learned Flash and HTML and after that, began to create and maintain websites (including personal projects), which I still continue today.
In 2006, I began my studies of Visual Communication and have started combining, with web design, also creation for print.
During the recent years, I participate in the Microstock industry, mainly in the digital photography field. You can see my photo work on my iStockphoto portfolio.
I always aim to learn new things, to analyze every detail, to research each case, to improve existing and to be interested and involved in related fields, such as photography, programming and others.
In addition to all above, I completed my certificate in marketing and base my work, first of all, on the real clients' needs.
I believe that design should not be only "aesthetic", it must be also effective and productive.
My birthplace is Russian Federation and I live these days in Canada.
I speak, read and write in: English, Russian, and Hebrew.
Web Design (front/back-end development), Diploma
2012 / Herzing College, Toronto, Canada
Marketing and Advertising, Certificate
2009 / Business Development Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
Visual Communication, PE
2006-2009 / Technological College of Beer Sheva, Israel
Summa cum laude (98/100) - final project, 2009
Excellence Scholarship, 2008 - 97.5/100
Excellence Scholarship, 2007 - 96.4/100
Studies included: graphic design basics / typography / composition / color theory / creative thinking / history of art, design and advertising / print production / pricing / HTML / CSS / sketching / character design / drafting / photography / computer applications / entrepreneurship
Software: Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Freehand / Adobe Flash / Adobe Illustrator / Adobe InDesign / Adobe Dreamwaver / Microsoft Office
History of Art
(was a part of high school diploma) Makif Omer, Israel
Acquaintance with PHP/MySQL
Microsoft Expression Blend
Microsoft Expression Design
Drawing and painting
Wacom Intuos3 tablet