Barbra Ignatiev

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Multi-Talented Creative ­— an effective Art Director, innovative Designer, and whimsical Illustrator. Surface design has been her main focus during her 9 years as a Designer for clients in the retail, fashion, high-tech and manufacturing industries.



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  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
    Strong Sketching Skills
    Strong Painting Skills
    Mac or PC Platforms
  • Schools/Training

    Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Strong Painting Skills
Strong Sketching Skills
Adobe Acrobat Professional



Freelance * 2000 - 2009
Surface/Textile Designer
Creates surface pattern designs and repeats for the fashion, home
goods, gift, crafting and textile industries. Develops
collections: scans, cleans up, recolors and creates repeats for
prints. Develops mood and trend boards. Creates surface textures
for the video game industry. Develops from concept to end product. Manages day-to-day administrative duties such as billing, website updating, and marketing strategy. Expert level of proficiency in Photoshop & Illustrator.
- Designer + Owner of - printed goods for those who love hoop dancing
- Featured designer of prints at, producer of
custom lighting and accessories for home and commercial projects.
- Represented by Juna Studio (NYC) in US, Canada and Mexico
markets in the fabric, gift and home goods industries.
- Referred to several new clients through relationships with
current clients.

Kohl’s Corporation (via Aquent)
Menomonee Falls, WI * 2009
Consultant - Graphic Design
Recruited to help the Innovations Team with conceptualizing for
new brands, designing promotional materials, and setting
aesthetic look for the retail environment.
- Played an influential role in bringing new vision to the look
of Kohl’s

Jockey International (via Aquent)
Kenosha, WI * 2008 - 2009
Consultant - Art Direction/Graphic Design
Worked in a conceptual capacity on a variety of high-profile
projects including catalogs, promotional printed materials,
packaging and company websites. Helped direct photo shoots
on-location and in-studio for shooting garments on-figure and as
lay downs. Directed and gave guidance to graphic interns. She
excelled and won personal acclaim from principals and colleagues
in this dynamic and fast-paced atmosphere. Frequently presented
work to CEO, CFO, and VP’s.
- High-volume and high-quality work created under very tight
- Sales rose significantly after revamping catalogs for two
divisions of the company - this, during severe economic downturn.

Hanson Dodge Creative
Milwaukee, WI * 2007 - 2008
Senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Designed and created art for trend-forward products and packaging
materials. Conceptualized surface designs and packaging for
memory craft and wall decor industries. Kept current with trends
in interior design and the juniors/teen market. Worked closely
with clients. Visually dialogued remotely by using strong
sketching skills.
- Developed trend-forward products with high sell-through.
- Established trusting relationships with clients, superiors, and

Duni/Innoware Paper, LLC
Menomonee Falls, WI * 2002 - 2006
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Designed art for paper tabletop partyware and promotional
materials. Studied and incorporated upcoming trends. Manipulated
art to achieve pleasing design layouts. Calibrated art for color
correctness. Prepared designs for production. Performed press
checks. Coordinated with print house to meet all project
- Managed production of million-dollar product orders under very
tight deadlines.
- Rated consistently within the Top 3 out of 45 designs (on
average, in each season) in consumer reviews.


- Bachelor of Fine Art, Illustration, Milwaukee Institute of Art
& Design, 2000 (Dean’s List)
- Earned a 4-year scholarship
- Continuing Education Classes: InDesign, Flash



MIAD Alumni

CHA and SURTEX Trade Shows - attended several times to purchase
art and research trends

Color Association of America, New York City - consulted with this
color forecasting service

Promostyl, New York City - consulted with this international
lifestyle, design and trends service

My blog, which explores neat design finds and my adventures in

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Highly active in the surface print design online community,
posting regularly to blogs and giving feedback

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