Julia Kirik

  • Graphic Designer: Branding, UX/UI Design, Product Development, Photography
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at DUCHATEAU
  • Production Designer— Freelance at Compass Inc

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor’s degree, Graphic Design

Background

Summary

I am a disciplined and performance-driven administrator with a degree in Graphic Design looking to transfer skills in branding, illustration, product design and photography into a creative position. Throughout my career, I have been successful at implementing design solutions to increase efficiency, streamline workflow, and build brand recognition to elevate brands. I am recognized as a well-performing individual in high-pressure, challenging environments and have exceptional project management skills.

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Freelance

    2018 – Present

  • Graphic Designer

    DUCHATEAU

    April 2019 – July 2019(3 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Print ads, presentations, photography, logos, workflow management, merch

  • Production Designer— Freelance

    Compass Inc

    January 2019 – February 2019(1 month)Greater San Diego Area

    Short-term contract to assist in Compass print production

  • Graphic Designer

    The Lambesis Agency

    September 2018 – December 2018(3 months)San Diego

  • Visual Communications Designer

    SmartWitness

    April 2018 – July 2018(3 months)

  • Graphic Designer— Freelance

    Havensight Consulting

    December 2017 – March 2018(3 months)

  • Graphic Designer

    Caterpillar Inc.

    June 2016 – February 2017(8 months)Greater Chicago Area

    Interning at Caterpillar for product launch/development and marketing efforts.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    Sigma Egeiro

    October 2014 – March 2016(1 year 5 months)Chicago IL

    Identity work, small side projects

  • Internship

    Magdalin Creative Media

    June 2015 – August 2015(2 months)

    Logos, Brochures, Website layouts, Video Editing, Layouts

Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    Bachelor’s degree, Graphic Design

    2013 – 2017

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • German

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Russian

    Professional working proficiency

  • Ukrainian

    Full professional proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Product Design
  • Layout
  • Sketching
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Project Management
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Branding & Identity
  • Design Thinking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Drawing
  • After Effects
  • Mac
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • InDesign
  • Interaction Design
  • Photoshop
  • Teamwork
  • Concept Development
  • Lightroom
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Packaging Design
  • Typography
  • Product Marketing
  • Visual Communication
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Vector Illustration
  • Copywriting

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Julia cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Health
  • Science and Technology