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Talking about creativity, or better to say, about life itself, do it from the heart or not at all. Not my own words though, but I do follow them.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 1997- Present Designer, art director Publishing house TYTO ALBA, Vilnius, Lithuania. Started as a junior designer still being a student of Art Academy. Created design of series of biographical books as diploma work. Nowadays create over 40 book covers a year (fiction and non-fiction) along with several illustrated layouts, such as memoirs or travel books. Complete projects from the idea to print ready files, use own photographs and illustrations. Supervise freelance artists and art direct photo sessions. Redeveloped the existing logo for the publishing house and defined the specific rules of its company-wide use. Designed several book catalogues for publish house. Notable works: an illustrated autobiographical book of President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus and a book about his wife Alma; a fashion book with over 1000 images of outstanding Lithuanian fashion designer Juozas Statkevicius. 1997- Present Freelance designer Various clients Worked on projects for various independent clients, designed logos, identities, annual reports, magazine ads, brochures, calendars, posters, postcards, CD covers. Notable works: furniture catalogues for SBA Furniture Company, the largest furniture company in Lithuania. Identity for Statistics Lithuania, Population Census 2001 logo, posters and other promotional material from the concept to the final production. ACHIEVEMENTS: ï¿½ 2008: Portfolio Challenge Winner at Black Turtle Media http://www.blackturtlemedia.com/news/winners ï¿½ 2001: Prize in a Book Beauty contest at Vilnius Annual Book Fair, for the book: John Oï¿½Donohue. Anam Cara: keltu pasaulio dvasine ismintis. ï¿½ 1998: Prize in a Book Beauty contest at Vilnius Annual Book Fair, for the book: Rita Baltusyte. Akvile: paveikslai, laiskai, atsiminimai. ï¿½ 1997: First prize in logo contest for 1000 years anniversary of Lithuania ï¿½ 1997: First prize in logo contest for newspaper Mokesciu zinios PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Lithuanian Association of Graphic Design, member since 2001. EDUCATION B.A. 1999, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Design. SKILLS Computer: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, PageMaker, CorelDraw, Painter, MS Office Personal: sketching, painting, monotypes, photography Language: English , Lithuanian , Russian  PERSONAL DETAILS Date of Birth: 15/11/73 Nationality: Lithuanian INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES Photography, painting, reading, cooking
Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts