About the artist
Yana is an interdisciplinary artist, award winning designer, art director, art instructor and maker of things. Experienced visual communicator and strategic thinker, who activates projects and maximizes resources. A curious person who pursues various creative fields and mediums with positive energy and contagious enthusiasm. Collector of life experiences, art seeker, and globe trekker.
As a designer, Yana is highly skilled in branding, client and internal communication, creative team and vendor management, project and budget management, while collaborating with teams to ensure a great outcome.
Yana is also a visual artist who uses an interdisciplinary approach of painting, sculpting and weaving to create installations that connect to nature.She embraces unfamiliar medium which creates a certain chaos in the process and forces her to think differently about how unpredictable materials can behave.Her experimentations lead to discovery and her work investigates a personal connection to the natural world, how she is a part of it and an observer of it at the same time. She likes to shift the interpretation of her art installations to the viewer for a multifaceted reflection and experience.
BFA in graphic fine art and design/illustration
Art Institute of Boston, WCSU,
2 yr Art programme in London
How Magazine Merit Award
Print Magazine Merit Award
Two Silver Addy 3D Direct Marketing Awards
Association of Graphic Communications Technical Excellence Award.
Was featured in Time Out New York and multiple blogs
Participated in Pop ups, Indie handmade shows in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Montclair including Greenpointers, Chelsea Market Etsy Handmade Calvacade, BUST magazine and more
Member of Indie Arts Montclair
Member of Montclair Design Group
Member of NY Etsy Team
Member of Studio Montclair
Featured in Time Out, various blogs and Montclair Times
Facilitated workshops at The Creativity Caravan
Taught Skillshare classes
Taught classes at the Adult School at the Montclair Public Library
Exhibited work at individual and group art shows at Montclair Art Festival, Montclair Art Alliance, Montclair Art Walks, Montclair Public Library, completed an artist residency, initiated public art projects and continue to collaborate with local artists
conceptual design, clear communication, team-building and positive leadership, ability to activate and motivate, strategic problem-solving, project management, ability to connect with client and brand to ensure a positive experience and exceptional outcome, maximize all the possible resources and work within budget and deadlines
Proficiency in Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) Pre-press, Print
Concept, design, and implementation of projects for multiple clients from small boutique firms to Fortune 500 companies including Film/TV, Art Organizations,Non-profit,Fashion,Luxury goods,Consumer products,Pharmaceutical,IT, Finance,Healthcare and Law. Ability to create fresh brand identity, attractive and engaging marketing materials and exhibition displays with strong design aesthetic based on existing brand standards. Take the initial idea through final deliverables while applying knowledge of design,color, typography, print production/pre-press, packaging and exhibit graphics.