Lucia Rusinakova

Senior Graphic Designer | Photographer

Chicago, United States
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About me

I am a designer, photographer, artist, and poet who is passionate about intelligent design, authentic branding, positivity, wellbeing, travel, discovering new places and experiences, as well as fair practices and equality in society. As a person who has always been drawn to visual arts and creativity, I thrive in an environment that encourages imaginative, curious and explorative approach to work. Having had the opportunity to live in several different countries, to study and work in different environments, and to meet people from varied backgrounds helped me to grow and see things from several different perspectives. I take pride in my caring and meticulous creative approach where I not only think about the big picture but also make sure no detail is forgotten and neglected. Does this sound like someone you'd like to work/collaborate with? Check out my website below, or drop me a line here.

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  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Artworking
  • Painting/ Drawing
  • Photography

Companies I’ve worked with

  • OLIVER Agency

    OLIVER Agency

    • Advertising
  • The Creative Group

    The Creative Group

    • HR and Recruitment
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      Work history


      Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer


      Oct 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • CLIENTS: ADM Promotions, BOA (Büro für Offensive Aleatorik), BUSarchitektur, CPH Consulting, Equality & Justice Alliance, Fractional IP, Knot Agency, Martorelli Lab (Above), Migi Lab, Minority Rights Group, ORVEDA, Rare Initiatives, Rooster Punk, Skyodd, Stripey Spanish, TNT Magazine, Uhalondon, Uhainteriors. My freelance work covers a wide range of conceptual graphic design consulting, artworking, imaging and photography services. My specialities include logo design, visual identities, branding, publication / editorial pieces, visuals for exhibitions, digital presentations and social media imagery, marketing materials, booklets, reports and case studies; people and event photography, image editing and retouching, digital image compositing. In June 2013 I was hired by Laura P. Spinadel to partake in the final stages of an exciting project: Campus WU. My role spanned from developing design layout concepts for the book (Campus WU - A Holistic History), creating templates, typesetting, overseeing production of files and quality of imagery, proofreading, to proposing layout and typography treatment for opening events' screen presentations, designing cover and page layout for the Campus WU Pre-opening Booklet, a DVD packaging, etc. The different projects were done in collaboration with various members of the creative and architecture teams under the art direction by Laura P. Spinadel.


      Graphic Designer

      OLIVER Agency

      Jun 2014 - Apr 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • My everyday tasks at Oliver included participating in concept brainstorming, mocking up visuals, retouching images, creating infographics, designing and preparing documents for bids / proposals, brochures as well as other marketing and event materials for KPMG, and occasionally other accounts, such as AA, Amlin, AXA, Clarion, Samsung and Starbucks. The role was often client-facing and required direct interaction with (KPMG) senior partners while adhering to very tight deadlines. At times, I would also contribute my photography skills to enhance and speed up the team’s creative process.


      Senior Graphic Artist


      Apr 2010 - Aug 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • RESPONSIBILITIES: • Brainstorming; researching and collecting imagery for various direct mail, promotional and editorial pieces • Magazine (page) layout design and typesetting (in various languages) • Image manipulation, art creation and modification • Making corrections and modifications to files as requested; daily production and preparation of existing documents for print; creating layout comps as requested, fulfilling the specified deadlines in an accurate manner



      The Creative Group

      Oct 2005 - Jan 2010
      • Chicago, United States
      • Freelance
      • CLIENTS: North American Paper Co., Rand McNally, Initiate Systems, Wells Lamont Industrial, Quarasan Group, Integrated Merchandising Systems, Jacobs & Clevenger, Chandler Group. • Researching and collecting information and imagery for various print & web projects • Designing layouts for marketing materials, such as: catalogues (Purina Mills, Wells Lamont); POP signage (Home Depot); packaging & displays (Rand McNally); product brochures & product logos; publication pages & covers, promotional flyers & direct mail pieces; corporate identity, print advertising and more.



      Short course certificate: The Secret Power of Brands

      University of East Anglia

      Jun 2020 - Jun 2020
      • London, United Kingdom


      Bachelor of Arts (BA)

      DePaul University

      Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
      • Chicago, United States
      • BA with Honors in Graphic Design