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.
UI/UX · WEB · BRANDING · ILLUSTRATION · CONCEPTUALIZATION · COPY · LEADERSHIP
DAYS A WEEK
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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