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Hi there!

I’m Olya.

 A Chicago-based design consultant who specializes in UX, branding and creative direction.

I’m Olya.

 A Chicago-based design consultant who specializes in UX, branding and creative direction.

I’m also:

I’m also:

Never try to feed two elephants at once

A nearly fearless traveler and occasional elephant-wrangler

Visiting grandma means wearing bows the size of your face

A Belarusian-American hair-bow aficionado

Fun cat fact: Dot's full name is Dot Dot Dot aka Ellipses

The proud property of Dot and Crash

A nearly fearless traveler and occasional elephant-wrangler

Never try to feed two elephants at once

A Belarusian-American hair-bow aficionado

Visiting grandma means wearing bows the size of your face

The proud property of Dot and Crash

Fun cat fact: Dot's full name is Dot Dot Dot aka Ellipses

What I’ve been up to

1999

Started learning my first design program: a bootleg, Russian-language copy of Corel Draw

2008

Started working as a reporter for the Garfield Tribune, publishing stories, photos and graphics every week

2009

Started my first, regular design gig as a marketing associate at Ohio University’s Department of Lifelong & Distance Learning

2011

Moved to Boulder, Colorado

Began my master’s in media research at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Joined TrustIt Labs as lead credibility researcher, working on a browser app designed to fight fake news (actual fake news)

2013

Successfully defended my thesis, “Pins, Portals & Purchases: Examining the Potential for Credibility Carryover Effects on Pinterest”

Joined nonprofit-serving agency Strength in Members as lead UX designer and creative director

2015

Moved to San Francisco

Joined, rebranded Media Cause, an SF-based, NPO-serving agency

2016

Redesigned the official website for Guns N’ Roses, in time for one of the biggest-selling tours in the world

Joined Glassdoor as Senior UX Designer for B2B Marketing

2018

Moved to Chicago

Registered for classes at Second City
Registered my new consultancy, Olya K Design
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