Hi, I'm Irina, a UI/UX and Graphic Designer based in Austin, TX

I have 6 years of experience in the management of the complete design process, from conceptualization to delivery. I am a result-oriented person and I invest all my energy, passion and experience in creating memorable experiences. I believe that design is less about pixels and more about humans. Understanding the user's needs and solving the problems they are facing is the formula for creating meaningful products.

Currently, I'm part of the SWBC Mortgage Corporation - a mortgage banking company that provides services since 1988. For 4 years I was part of one of the premier digital agencies in Moldova (Eastern Europe) - Granat where I had the opportunity to lead a team of 4 designers and create products for top local and international clients.

Proud to have worked with top local and international clients such as Coca-Cola Hellenic, Orange Moldova, TEDx, P&G, Gas Natural Fenosa, Purcari, Sun Communications, Wine of Moldova, DigiComNet, etc.

Interesting facts: My 2 big loves are design and sushi.










...with loads of ideas to keep this numbers growing


August 2019 - Present (<1 year)

UX/UI Designer (Freelance), Handshakey App I Austin, Texas

September 2017 - Present (2 years)

Senior Graphic Designer, SWBC Mortgage Corporation I Austin, Texas

June 2017 - September (3+ months)

Graphic Design Intern, Hawkeye Design Studio I Houston, Texas

June 2017 - April 2013 (4+ years)

Team Lead & Graphic Designer, Granat I Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

May 2017 - April 2013 (4+ years)

Lead Graphic Designer & Co-Organizer, Rockit Moldova I Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

October 2016 - February 2017 (5 months project)

Lead Graphic Designer, Rockit Warsaw I Warsaw, Poland

June 2013 - February 2012 (1 year 3 months)

Marketing President, AIESEC Chisinau I Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

June 2011 - August 2011 (3 months project)

Educational Trainer, AIESEC Prague I Prague, Czech Republic

June 2010 - June 2012 (1 year 6 months)

Volunteering, AIESEC Chisinau


Upgrade Moldova Hackaton, 2014

1st place for Winefique startup
Winefique is a professional wine blog that features Moldovan wine stories. We have unique stories and wine experiences to share with the world.

Startup Weekend Moldova, 2013

3rd place for Social Media Kingdom startup
SMK is a crowdsourcing platform which delivers visual content for Social Media agencies.

Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, 2012

1st place at "Best Marketing Project" contest

Design Volunteering Projects

Graphic Designer for Good Measure // 2019 - Austin, TX

Good Mueasure provides hands-on strategic consulting and design services, facilitates workshop sessions, and hosts brand sprints throughout the nation to help non-profits

Licenses & Certifications

University of Michigan // Online Course, 2019-2020

Online course by University of Michigan offered through Coursera

User Experience Principles and Processes

User Experience Design Bootcamp // Austin, TX, 2019

General Assembly


Link Academy // Bucharest, Romania, 2017

Bachelor of Design and Multimedia

Academy of Economic Studies // Chisinau, Moldova, 2013

BBA in Marketing and Logistics, Major in Graphic Design