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

Michigan Russian Cultural Center

Graphic Designer

Responsibilities include:
1. Creating flyers and advertisement material.
2. Designing and managing Russian Cultural Center website.
November 2012 - Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

SS Digital Media

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.
August 2012 - Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

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.
January 2010 - August 2012 Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

The Dish Fish Company


Responsibilities Included:
1. Conceptualized and designed logos and other branding material for newly created
marketing company.
2. Used QuickBooks to monitor income and expenses.
January 2009 - September 2009 Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

Contardi Landscape


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.
January 2006 - January 2010 Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States


Eastern Michigan University

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.
January 2007 - April 2012 Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States


English (Native),
Russian (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),


Eastern Michigan University Symposium

Undergraduate Symposium Participant



Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Ftp, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Quick Books, WordPress,