In 2016, I was fortunate enough to join Darien Group as a freelance graphic designer, drawn to the creative possibilities and unique challenges the role presented. Fueled by my passion for design and an emerging sense of entrepreneurship, I advanced to the position of Head of Design. With invaluable guidance and support from Charlie Ittner, I established a design studio in Ukraine, and later in Poland, to meet the company’s production needs. Today, I take pride in having assembled a creative team of 30 exceptional professionals, significantly contributing to the agency’s growth. Together, my European team and I immerse ourselves in brand visual development, graphic design, and web development, passionately serving Darien Group’s distinguished clientele and constantly striving to innovate and enhance our creative approach.
Before joining Darien Group, I embarked on a career journey that artfully blended public relations and design. At a Kyiv-based PR agency, I served as an Account Manager and Junior Visual Designer, managing PR strategies for industry leaders like Samsung and Kyivstar, while honing my design skills. My exposure to the editorial style of glossy magazines shaped my design approach, instilling a deep appreciation for the synergy between communication strategies and creative aesthetics.
My journey then took a new direction as an independent graphic and web designer, serving clients across EMEA, APAC, and North America. In this role, I handled various projects — from logo design and brand identity to presentations, brochures, and website design — catering to diverse sectors, including financial services, healthcare, architecture, industrial, education, and the hospitality industry.
I hold a B.A. in Graphic Design from the Luhansk State Institute of Culture and Arts, a diploma in Art Direction from the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts, and a Master’s Degree in Management of Foreign Economic Activities from the Ukrainian State Academy of Railway Transport. This unique combination has equipped me with a distinct ability to appreciate and integrate artistic creativity with strategic business acumen in my professional practice and client work.
Outside of work, my life is filled with the joy of being with my big family in a safe harbor. My husband and I raise three extraordinary children and explore Poland – our temporary home that has opened its doors to many Ukrainians, including our family, who have fled the war. We can’t wait to come back home to our beloved Ukraine after a glorious victory to build a better and brighter future.