Palina Klimava graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Applied Art Degree in Illustration. Currently Palina works as a Designer at Fuel Industries, an Ottawa-based advertising and entertainment company. Palina is actively seeking freelance illustration and graphic design work.
UI design, app design, icons, games, wireframes, web design, logos, advertisements, banners, corporate identity, flyers, brochures, posters, magazine spreads, photo manipulation.
Extremely creative, good sense of composition and colour, attentive to details, able to multi-
task effectively, meet strict deadlines and work under pressure; excellent organizational,
communication and problem solving skills.
Technical illustration, vector art, info graphics, isometric and perspective drawings, exploded view drawings, orthographic and oblique illustrations, ghosted and cutaway illustrations, scientific illustration, anatomy; highly developed hand-drawing and sketching skills.
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge and Microsoft Office; 3D Modeling: Sketchup, Strata, ZBrush, Bonzai, Form-Z; knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver, Jira, Confluence, Tortoise SVN.
Fluent in English, Italian, Russian, Belarusian; basic knowledge of French.
Fuel Industries, Ottawa, ON
Jan. 2011 - present
UI design, game design, app design, graphic design, web design, illustration, sketches, wireframes, posters, logos, t-shirt design, pitch work, ideation.
Sheridan Student Union Inc., Oakville, ON
Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2009
Design and page layout for TRAVIS Magazine; branding, advertising, posters, brochures, flyers, banners, photography.
Carleton University, Ottawa ON
Jun. 2008 - Aug. 2008
Poster design, murals, ideation, sketches, research.
Client: Canadian Heraldic
Feb. 2010 - present
Authority Preparation of final artwork of armorial bearings with headings; coat of arms design. Drawing and painting.
Client: Astute Graphics Limited
Jan. 2012 - Feb. 2012
Vector architectural illustration to showcase Drawscribe, a newly developed Adobe Illustrator plugin.
Client: Mark Dennis Graphic Designer
Aug. 2011 - Oct. 2011
UI and logo design for Swearport, an iPhone app.
Client: Legion Magazine Technical Illustrator
Jul. 2011 - Aug. 2011
Map illustration and graphics for an article.
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
Sept. 2006 - Apr. 2010
Bachelor of Applied Arts – Technical and Scientific Illustration
High Honours Graduate, 3.96 GPA
Canterbury High School Visual Arts Program, Ottawa, ON
Sept. 2002 - Jun. 2006
High Distinction Graduate
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
Design Competition Finalist
Award of Excellence – Silver Medal Recipient
BAA Illustration Graduation Show Best in Show – Bronze
Studica Skills Student Art Competition Semifinalist