To place side-by-side unexpected combinations of colors, shapes and ideas.
I learned this word when studying exam vocabulary while in pursuit of a Masters in Offshore Engineering, my first career in Russia. The word helped to clarify my life in the 90s, as a new immigrant to the US. "Juxtaposed" defined my experience, with all the unexpected cultural changes, contrasting values, and opportunities. And the booming world of the dot-com era, defining my years in LA, was a real juxtaposition as well - with its unprecedented combinations of technologies with design and arts. This drew me away from engineering to the world of art and technology, where I completed a 2-year degree for New Media Design. Then, in 2001, I launched my career as a multimedia designer freelancing under Juxtaweb.com, paying homage to my favorite word.
With years of experience, I have learned to combine analytical skills that favor usability, organization and structure, with my creative skills, to produce visually balanced, pleasing, yet functional work for my many private clients, as well as corporate employers.
Work samples (1999-2012) include:
Design work for automotive companies; clients in the arts, education and ecommerce industries; samples of personal projects in multimedia storytelling and photography.
I am a designer with over 13 years of experience of crafting high impact, highly visual, engaging experiences for online media. I have designed and managed a number of online projects, effectively utilizing my extensive interactive design experience, creative ideas and skills to yield high-quality outcomes and always in a timely manner.
In my corporate experience, I have won many hats and done a range of tasks designing websites, multiple partner platform applications and marketing campaigns.
On my free time, I enjoy working on my own multimedia storytelling projects, using my photography and design skills to tell a story.
I designed an online travel journal (2008) and kept my travel blog on the cross-country trip to Siberia (2012).
I’m currently working as a Visual Designer for RentPath in Santa Monica. I collaborate with product managers / developers and the UIX team on the design of the new iPhone App for Rent.com. I am responsible for creating top-notch responsive layouts as well as designing solutions for optimizely tests to improve the website’s conversion.
In my free time, I am working on the mobile application that facilitates green technology consumption. Iam looking for funding and collaborators for the project.
I have offered a variety of design services, helping start-ups with user-centered design and hi-fidelity mockups for investors pitch; managed design and website production for businesses or setting up a simple WordPress sites for the individuals.
My clients include the educational foundations, a variety of businesses, artists and filmmakers.
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