About

I am a designer and researcher based in Philadelphia.

My design interests include graphic and web design. I am currently venturing into the worlds of data visualization, coding and GIS.

My research interests focus on the art history of internet memes as well as their potential as tools for learning. To learn more about my research, please visit the research section.

Education

Drexel University
B.S. in Graphic Design | 2014 - 2018 | magna cum laude
Minors in Business Administration, Art History and Fine Arts

Experience

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2019 - present

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

Drexel ExCITe Center

| September 2017 - Present

In-house graphic designer supplying all the visual communication needs of the university research center through print and digital media, web development, interior design, and beyond.

2018 - graduated college

Learning Innovation Fellow

Drexel ExCITe Center

| April 2017 - September 2017
Researched learning innovation with a focus on memes, social media, active and informal learning. Studied online learning communities, educational practices and maker spaces for translation into the classroom and physical learning spaces. Created and edited graphic materials for the center and supported community outreach events.

Co-Founder, Editor, Content Creator

The Philosopher's Meme

| 2015 - 2018
Second-in-command in an experimental online publication project with over 200,000 followers. Created and curated infographics and edutainment content about philosophy. Managed social media, designed & coded website, wrote and edited articles. Assisted in executive decisions and planning, ran discussion groups and events, lead a small team of volunteer staff members. Lectured about meme research at Humboldt University

Gallery Assistant

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

| 2015 - 2017
Watched over and maintained gallery, greeted visitors, answered phone calls. Designed posters, ads, and graphics.

Work Study Assistant

Drexel Graphic Design Department

| 2015 - 2017
Assisted GD department in cataloging archives, editing photos, cleaning and organizing the library, and maintaining labs.
2014 - graduated high school

Russian Language & Art Teacher

Alexander Nevsky Russian School

| 2011 - 2014
Taught Russian language and culture as well as arts and crafts to classes of over a dozen 3-10 year-olds. Collaborated with a group of volunteers to create hand-made merchandise and to run a portrait stand in order to raise funds for the school.

English & Math Tutor, Art Teacher

Talent Development

| 2013 - 2014
Tutored small groups of 3-15 year-olds in English and math. Taught summer art and art history classes.

2010 - began high school

Skills

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Arts & Design

Design:
  • Typography
  • Publication Design
  • Package Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Web Design
  • Motion Graphics
Fine Arts:
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Calligraphy
Craft, etc:
  • Print-making
  • Wood-working

Software, Frameworks & Languages

Adobe Photoshop

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Adobe Illustrator

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Adobe Indesign

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Adobe Bridge

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HTML

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CSS

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Javascript

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Leaflet (Javascript GIS Library)

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Git (Code Version Control)

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Jekyll (Static Site Generator)

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Shopify Liquid Templating

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Wordpress

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Python

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R (Statistical Programming)

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Additional Skills

  • Financial accounting experience
  • Excellent grammar and writing
  • Fluent in Russian
  • Intermediate in Mandarin Chinese

Contact

Contact me or send me anonymous feedback.