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Cristina Vanko

Designer, Thinker, Illustrator, Data Visualizer

I'm Cristina Vanko and I'm a graphic designer and illustrator that enjoys working with a variety of media, both handmade and digital. I'm a recent graduate of Indiana University–Bloomington where I earned degrees in BFA Graphic Design and BA Spanish.

With my eclectic background and interests in art, design, and language, I strive to create unique, innovative design with the power to communicate novel ideas and concepts. I strongly value process, study, and experimentation to grow as a designer. Exploration in design allows me to dive freely into design opening new gateways, in turn, creating a myriad of possibilities. I wholeheartedly believe design has the potential to create impact. By employing creative design, design has the power to make a difference and create change on the local and global scale. Being a socially and environmentally conscious designer, I seek to bring postive change through innovative design.

In addition to design, I’m an experienced printmaker, painter, and bookmaker. Although my background is primarily in print media, I have experience with web, interactive, and motion design. I enjoy learning and am open to new opportunities in digital design.

I'm currently available for collaborations, full-time, and freelance work.
Two Rivers, WI, USA
Feb 2012
Chicago, IL, USA
May 2012Jul 2012
Design Intern
Dallas, TX, USA
May 2011Aug 2011
Graphic Design Intern
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Aug 2012Present
Bloomington, IN, USA
Jan 2011Apr 2011
New York, NY, USA
Jul 2010Aug 2010
Graphic Design Intern
Bloomington, IN, USA
Sep 2007Dec 2011
BFA Graphic Design, BA Spanish
Venice, Italy
Jun 2009Jul 2009
Printmaking, Book Arts
Overseas Study
Dec 2011
Graphic Design Area Award
Apr 2010
Professional Experiences Grant
May 2010
Dec 2010
Nick's Brick Award in Graphic Design
Dec 2009
Dec 2009
Annual Awards: Datavisualization Challenge Winner
Hollywood Datavisualization Challenge Winner
Spanish (Fluent)
Book Arts, Bookmaking, Design, Graphic Design, Hand Lettering, Illustration, Lettering, Letterpress Printing, Mobile Applications, Painting, Print Design, Screenprinting, UI, User Experience, User Interaction, Ux, Web Design, Wireframing