Graphic and Web Design, Illustration

& Theater Set Design 

My name is Masha Ashikhmina and I am a SF Bay Area-based creative, with a passion for finding smart solutions to difficult design challenges in different fields. 

My portfolio features a wide array of projects since I’ve been wearing three hats - as a graphic and web designer, an illustrator, and a stage set designer.

I’ve earned my Master Degree in design and illustration in Moscow, Russia and have been working in a graphic design field for more than 15 years.

Currently, I live in San Jose, CA, where I work as a graphic and stage set designer.

I’m available for commissioned based work, collaborative projects and potential employment opportunities.
Feel free to send me a message with your potential project, along with a contactable email address, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

To view my resume, click here.

Graphic and Web Design, Illustration

& Theater Set Design 

My name is Masha Ashikhmina and I am a SF Bay Area-based creative, with a passion for finding smart solutions to difficult design challenges in different fields. 

My portfolio features a wide array of projects since I’ve been wearing three hats - as a graphic and web designer, an illustrator, and a stage set designer.

I’ve earned my Master Degree in design and illustration in Moscow, Russia and have been working in a graphic design field for more than 15 years.

Currently, I live in San Jose, CA, where I work as a graphic and stage set designer.

I’m available for commissioned based work, collaborative projects and potential employment opportunities.
Feel free to send me a message with your potential project, along with a contactable email address, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

To view my resume, click here.

EXPERIENCE

2013-2016

ARK Creative Association

Graphic & Stage Set Designer

Design and develop materials for the new brand, including logo and brand guidelines, posters, flyers, print ads.

Collaborated with web-developer for new website, lead the project to completion.

Created and built stage set design for 3 main stages shows per year, and ~10 short stage reading events per year .

2016-2020

Starbright School

Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator

Stage Set Designer

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2011-2012

SOREC Group

Art Director

Collaborated with copywriter and creative team to roll out successful concepts for clients such as LUKOIL (one of the largest oil companies in Russia)

Partnered with a marketing team to develop and execute ~ 5 advertising campaign per month targeting audiences as large as 100,000-500,000, and in the case of a federal TV campaign, 1M+

Directed and supervised the shooting process for ~10 TV commercials per year

Supervised and directed a team of 4-10 graphic designers per project to ensure design quality 

2008-2011

ARTA Cerative 

Art Director

Lead the team of 3 graphic designers and 4 freelance 3D and UI/UX designers, created conceptual ideas

Planned and designed graphic and web design, branding projects (up to 3 per week), ensured deadlines and final quality assurance, lead the client meetings and presentations

Interviewed and hired team a strong competitive team and as a result won several important pitches and improved agency’s marketing performance, increased revenue by 50% in a year

2004-2005

MARBLE

UI Design

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2007-2008

AARON LLOYD

Creative Designer

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