I am a unique hybrid of Graphic Designer, Packaging Designer, and Industrial Designer who loves to see and create things that are pleasant to view and easy to use. I think that presentation is as important as the content, and that the story of how an object came to be gives it a necessary dimension that makes the experience all the more fulfilling. I welcome and look forward to my next design challenge.

Work Samples

  • Graphic Design

  • Packaging Graphics

Work History

Tatyana Balte San Francisco, CA WORK EXPERIENCE Full Time Positions Palmer Ad Agency 2015 Graphic Designer, Art Director Lead Graphic Designer and Art Director for advertising campaigns, brand development and identity projects, in-house design communications and marketing initiatives. Worked independently and in collaboration with a Creative Director. Clients include solar and green energy companies, financial institutions, and local health care branches. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– See's Candies, Inc. 2014 Graphic Designer Responsible for print and digital visual communication for in-house and consumer use. Lead designer on in-shop signage, ads, and collateral pieces. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tesser, Inc. 2012 Graphic Designer Full-time contractor Graphic Designer for a branding and interior retail spaces design firm. Latest branding success is the new Wendy's logo and in-store artpack. Other clients include Ben & Jerry's and Musco Olives. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Worldwise, Inc. 2010 Senior Graphic Designer and Industrial Designer Created the Full Circle Visual Identity for a sustainability program between Worldwise, Inc. and Walmart. Icons appear on all packaging and marketing materials nation-wide. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Clorox Company 2008 Industrial Designer, Packaging Designer Worked on the design of well-established brands like Brita, STP, Green Works, and Hidden Valley. Closely involved in the design and consumer research during the development of Visual Design Languages for major Clorox brands. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Studio One Eleven 2007 Industrial Designer, Graphic Designer, Packaging Designer Designed structural packaging and visual branding for major and mid–tier brands like Tropiclean, Orville Redenbacher, and H2O+. Collaboratively designed Colgate– Palmolive's Softsoap Nutri Serums body wash new iconic look. ROI of this design: +3.4% market share achieved before any advertising money was spent! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TEAMS Design, USA 2005 Visual Branding Designer, Industrial Designer, Packaging Designer, Web Designer, Art Director Designed for major and mid–tier brands like Bosch and Emjoi. Also, functioned as lead Graphic designer for the studio; responsible for the brand identity and web design for TEAMS Design. Designed iconic logo and packaging for Emjoi's Rotoshave men's electric razor as seen on uncrate.com. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.W.T. World Trade, Inc. 2004 Graphic Designer, Trade show booth Designer Lead Graphic Designer for A.W.T World Trade: an established manufacturer of professional screen printing equipment. Responsible for the design of equipment support literature, web and print advertising, product photography, and trade show booth graphics. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Co-op Positions Chicago Mercantile Exchange Sponsored Design Project 2005 Graphic Design, Product Design Team Graphic Designer responsible for the design of CME's conceptual new trading floor. Designed icons, print and digital presentations, and created renderings and maps of conceptual working environments. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Copco Interdisciplinary Product Design Project 2004 Product Design, Marketing and Product Development Helped design a new product for Copco's thermals division; a cushioned tempered glass take-along thermal container. Established and researched a consumer niche previously untapped. Took product from concept to functioning models. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EDUCATION University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design SKILLS Equipment Mac, PC, Wacom Cintiq Software/Web 5-8 years: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, Corel Painter 2-3 years: Rhino, Flamingo, Hypershot, HTML/CSS Foreign Languages Russian (fluent) HONORS Professor John E. Walley Memorial Scholarship for Industrial Design University of Illinois at Chicago 2004 Honors College University of Illinois at Chicago 2001 MEMBERSHIPS Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA)


  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    • BFA Graphic Design and Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2005

    Dual Degree Grad.





Honors College University of Illinois at Chicago Professor John E. Walley Memorial Scholarship for Industrial Design