Polina Dabizha

Graphic Designer, Illustrator

Belgrade, Serbia
I consider myself a pragmatic graphic designer with the heart of an illustrator. For me, design is an instrument for getting to an optimal solution, while illustration is a way for self-expression. I'm balancing between those two, experimenting with other areas of design, and having a big deal of fun in the process.

For over five years, I'm working as a freelancer for small businesses and companies. My goal is to grow as a professional and work with a broader clientele.

While not working, I entertain myself by doing yoga and hiking occasionally.

Work Experience

Saint-Petersburg State University Of Industrial Technologies And Desig

Web Designer

Worked on creating University web-site and internal web-pages
connected to the university structure
Identified drawbacks of web-site appearance and searched for appropriate
solutions to maximize usability
September 2015 - September 2017 Russian Federation

Знай Город

Senior Designer

Curating team of designers and illustrators
Designing guidelines for every single issue on the newspaper
October 2017 - February 2018 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Treci Trg

Layout Artist

Collecting and assembling type styles and images, such as illustrations, photographs, and drawings, to create a visual design of publishing medium.
November 2020 - Present Belgrade, Serbia

Education

Saint Petersburg State University

Science in Information Technology

This degree is primarily focused on subjects such as software, databases, and networking.
September 2015 - May 2017 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Belgrade Metropolitan University

Bachelor of Graphic Design

Developing skills in design layout, photo editing, and digital illustration. Gaining competencies in color and image selection and learning how to design different kinds of media, including print and digital graphics.
October 2017 - July 2021 Belgrade, Serbia

Arbutus College

Co-Op Diploma in Business Management

The business management course is current, practical, and geared toward application in the “real world” to help students enter and succeed in the workforce. It integrates communication skills teaching with academic and professional business education and training.
November 2022 - Present Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Languages

Russian (Native),
English (Fluent),
Serbian (Fluent),

Skills

3d Art, 3ds Max, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Brand Creation, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, Illustration, Interactive Media Design, Logo Design, Packaging Design, Print Design, Typography Design,

Fun fact

I'm 9. The window on the 15th floor of my grandmas' apartment is wide open. I'm hanging out of the balcony crying my lungs out: "I'll be the best graphic designer in the whole world!"

Well, this is how it starts.