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Pyotr Makarov

Graphic Designer

Ann Arbor, MI, USA
My name is Pyotr Makarov and I am a graphic designer and painter. My art education began from a young age when I started experimenting with various drawing and painting techniques. Because of my multi-cultural Russian and American background, I was able to create many different artistic styles, from realistic to elaborate innovative work.

In 2006 I enrolled into Eastern Michigan University’s graphic program. I quickly found that through design I could reach out to the world and show my true creativity. While at school I was involved in various design projects where I utilized my extensive design skills to create motivating compositions.

From 2009, I worked as a freelancer for several clients including The Dish Fish Company, and Contardi Landscape. I created branding material, brochures, logos and other inspirational graphics. I also worked in a professional landscaping company, developing intricate gardens with unique architectural and floral arrangements.

My goal for the future is to make my mark on the world of graphic design and work for a reputable company creating inspiring and powerful designs.
Work Experience
Royal Oak, MI, USA
Nov 2012
Graphic Designer
Responsibilities include:
1. Creating flyers and advertisement material.
2. Designing and managing Russian Cultural Center website.
Royal Oak, MI, USA
Aug 2012
Graphic Design Intern
Responsibilities include:
1. Designing advertisements, banners, header, and other graphic material.
2. Updating and managing client sites using WordPress and HTML/CSS.
Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Jan 2010Aug 2012
Contardi Landscape
Graphic Designer
Responsibilities Included
1. Utilized extensive research with advanced Photoshop and InDesign skills to create
inspirational logos, flyers, and brochures that echoed the environmental services of
the landscaping company.
2. Coordinated with Executive Landscaper on development of gardening layouts/plans.
Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Jan 2009Sep 2009
The Dish Fish Company
Designer/Accountant
Responsibilities Included:
1. Conceptualized and designed logos and other branding material for newly created
marketing company.
2. Used QuickBooks to monitor income and expenses.
Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Jan 2006Jan 2010
Contardi Landscape
Landscaper
Responsibilities Included:
1. Worked closely with Executive Landscaper on the creation of beautiful floral and architectural
arrangements in unique European and American styles.
2. Routinely maintained backyard landscapes by replenishing mulch, fertilizing plants and
hydrating flora.
Education
Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Jan 2007Apr 2012
Graphic Design
Graduated with a 3.92 GPA with a recognition for my accomplishments at the 2012 Eastern Michigan University Commencement. I also was awarded to be a participant of the Senior Undergraduate Symposium.
Languages
 
English (Native), Russian (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Skills
 
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Ftp, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Quick Books, WordPress
Awards
2012
Eastern Michigan University Symposium
Undergraduate Symposium Participant