Olya (Olga) Kharitonova


Creative Direction



UX + UI + IxD
Visual Design + UX + Digital Strategy
Visual Design + UX
Infographics + Illustration

Guns N’ Roses “news bullet-in-chamber”

Led the visual and interaction design of the new¬†gunsnroses.com homepage, creating original news feed concept centered around the band’s brand.

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UX/UI for youth volunteer platform

Created new UI for time tracking mobile/web app addition for MentorUp’s youth digital literacy volunteers while I was serving as Director of UX on the project

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Branding, illustration and more for exercise card deck

Provided logo design, brand development, illustration, packaging design and overall product design for Mobility on Demand, CrossFit stretch exercise card deck.

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SEO-driven redesign for human rights law firm

The new CJA website was designed to incorporate SEO strategy alongside user-centered design principles to create compelling visual stories alongside powerful language and calls to action.

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Print design

Shown is part of an ad I created while freelancing for Portico Club, an offshoot of Exclusive Resorts. My publication design background dates back to my first student newspaper role as graphics editor back when I was a college freshman.

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UI design for Sierra Club campaign platform

I’ve served as lead designer and/or director of user experience on a series of nonprofit app development projects while at Strength in Members, for clients including Sierra Club and the AARP Foundation.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Fully revamped the homepage of one of the largest and more influential branches of the kid-centered nonprofit

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San Francisco NPO-marketing firm rebrand

While providing visual direction for a comprehensive rebrand, I created a new logo and brand guidelines for digital marketing firm Media Cause.

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Interactive, animated donation form

I enjoy integrating illustration and original research in order to create information graphics, be they a part of larger information design projects, or standalone educational pieces.

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