I began teaching while studying in Art Institute. My first students were 5 to 7 yr. old kids. It was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was teaching them skills, they were teaching me patience. Later the age of my students grew, until I ended up teaching the same students I was in the same classes just 6 months ago. Again another challenge. I love challenges and even more I love helping others to overcome them.
My philosophy about teaching is that everybody can learn, it is only the way how we learn is different for different people. Another very important thing - I strive to be creative, respectful and approachable.
Design and produce unique jewelry pieces from sterling silver, copper, brass and stainless steel and gems.
Participated in Fine Art Shows, exhibitions, worked on commissioned artwork.
Digitized and enhanced artwork using Adobe Illustrator CS6.
Digital drawing in Illustrator CS6.
Created visual materials (posters, catalogs) for several Art Exhibitions.
Responsible for conceptualization and design of all marketing materials, including brochures, mailers, postcards and posters, outside boards, T-shirts and other promotional products while maintaining everything consistent with corporate identity; vendor selection, procedures writing.
Designed book, catalog covers, catalogs, DVD face art and sleeves, packaging, international advertising
Designed for print collateral including: catalogs, direct mail, sell sheets, brochures, from concept to production and used those designs‑‑with light development‑‑for landing pages, email blasts, and banners to expand a campaign
Was entrusted with re-designing the Pivot Point magazine "SPRiTZ", including logo, concept and template
Instrumental in creating all banners and visual materials for Pivot Point hospitality room and booth at international show at McCormic place in Chicago for HairWorld 2008 and Americas Beauty Show 2008 and 2009, two biggest industry events and Design Success at Q Center in St. Charles which got excellent reviews
Art directed photo shoots of our products
Develop, plan and implement graphic design curriculum and lesson plans for students. Design enrichment programs to ensure students receive instruction equivalent to national standards. Incorporate each classrooms' coursework into teaching to make class relevant to daily education.
Digital Imaging (Photoshop), Typography I & II (Quark Xpress, Illustrator)
Multimedia I (Director)
Animation for the Web (Flash, Fireworks)
2D & 3D design