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Nastia Tumash

Designer (UX, UI, Graphic)

Nantucket, MA, USA
"The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living."
Harry Bertoia


I position myself as both UI/UX and graphic designer; my interest is the development of user-oriented experiences with appealing visual aesthetic.

User-experience design is an opportunity to listen and respond to users' needs in the fusion of functionality and visual language. What is fascinating about user-experience design is a combination of user-centered features embedded into experience that a design product provides.

While working I apply system-thinking approach that helps to see a larger picture with the focus on details of design experience. Being both interaction and graphic designer is one of my personal advantages that lets me take part in multiple stages of design process, from research in order to identify a design problem toward design solutions.
Particularly I am interested in the development of personas, scenarios and storyboarding leading to prototyping and testing of a future design experience. To summarize, user-interface development and user-experience design are the fields of my strong interest.

Furthermore, today it is important to articulate multitasking and multidisciplinary communication skills due to the collaborative nature of the user-experience design. Working in a team and having a dialogue with professionals from other fields are important in order to bring a thoughtful, well structured but flexible design experience to the users.

Work Experience

Nastia Tumash

Freelance Designer

• UX and UI design
• Web design (Prototyping and visual design)
• Consulting (Web analytics)
• Graphic design (Logotypes, visual solutions etc.)
June 2013 - Present Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

Ingenius Systems

UX designer

UX design:
• Concept mapping
• Information architecture
• User stories
• Personas
• Scenarios
• Storyboarding
• Wireframing and Prototyping etc.
July 2012 - June 2013 Moscow, Russian Federation

Alfalfa Studio

Designer (Summer internship)

• Print design
• Web design (first steps in the development of web site for the studio, wireframes, information architecture)
• Animation
June 2011 - August 2011 New York, New York, United States

ArtElectronics

Senior Designer

• Design for flash animation of articles (work with flash assistant).
• Web design.
• Print design (booklets, posters, flayers.)
July 2009 - June 2010 Russian Federation

Loft Project “Etagi”

Freelance designer

• Design for exhibition “Eto Luda”
• Poster design for project “Green room”
• Flayers design for “Farmer’s day"
• Poster for exhibition “Berlin Kreuzberg S036”
• Design for exhibition “Relative relations”
June 2009 - June 2010 Russian Federation

"Yakitoriya" And "Mama Roma"

Senior Designer

• Development of all graphic design items (menus, booklets, invitations, flayers, web support etc.)
November 2006 - January 2009 Russian Federation

“Accord Event"

Freelance designer

• Web calendar design
• Series of prints for trip program “traveling in Saint Petersburg”
October 2006 - April 2007 Russian Federation

“Yoga Center”

Freelance designer

• Print design (advertising layouts for magazine, flayers. booklets etc.)
September 2007 - May 2008 Russian Federation

Education

NCSU, College Of Design

Master of Graphic design

August 2010 - May 2012 North Carolina, United States

Duke University

Class during Spring 2011 semester

The Human as Electrochemical Computer class
January 2011 - May 2011 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Monterey Institute Of International Studies

Pre-Academic summer program

Pre-Academic summer program for Fulbright Grantees.
July 2010 - August 2010 Monterey, California, United States

Saint Petersburg State University

Specialist

Graphic Design
September 2003 - May 2009 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Languages

Russian (Fluent),
English (Advanced),
French (Advanced),

Awards

Fulbright

Fulbright grant

2010

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Agile, Axure, E-commerce, Personas, Prototypes, Scenarios, User Journey, User Story Mapping,

Additional Information

Professional development, courses:
2014 – Introduction to Agile Development Using SCRUM Framework
General Assembly (New York, NY), UX, Agile framework

2014 – User Experience Design Bootcamp
General Assembly (Boston, MA), UX

2008 – ALM
ALM, English TOEFL Course

2007 – Alliance Francaise
Alliance Francaise, Savoir vivre, Culture France

Master Classes:
2003-2012:
Gaetano Pehe
Shigeo Fukuda
Michael Anikst
Michail Karasik
Neville Brody
Henk Elenga
Vladimir Chaika
Editor of “Esquire”
Digital October etc.


Exhibitions and Projects:
• Moscow international biennial of graphic design “Golden Bee" (2012)
• Poster contest “Violence against children” organized by the magazine “KAK” (2010)
• Participation in ISCA 10th Anniversary Poster Design Contest (2009)
• ECO posters exhibition, Saint-Petersburg (2007)
• Collaboration with students from Denmark, team work in project “Spaces” (2006)
• Participation in exhibition of books “Japanese poetry”, Saint Petersburg (2006)
• One of four students chosen for advertising agency “Coruna” package design project (2005)
• Moscow international biennial of graphic design “Golden Bee – 6” (some student art works of first grade were included in the “Golden Bee catalogue”) (2005)
• Exhibition “Znak”, student works, Saint Petersburg (2003)