spinnerettes and pomegranates

Michi Ermolenko ; Freelance Illustrator ; B.A. in Media Studies & Anthropology

spinnerettes and pomegranates

Michi Ermolenko

illustrator/IT support/ digital design, Brooklyn, NY

part time illustrator, part time plant hoarder. 100% focused on colors, patterns, and the intersection of identities and fantasy

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College Graduate with a BA in Media Studies and Anthropology, with a focus in Emerging Media and Anthropological Research. Freelance Illustrator wrangling together colors, dynamic compositions and a toe in the water step towards narrative comics, and has been published in quite a few zines and anthologies, primarily crowd-funded and fan-made.

Primarily illustration focused, with the gradual desire to integrate animation for narrative storytelling into their work.


Social Media & Communications Intern at American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
06/1/17 – 11/17/17 New York
Development & Policy Intern at Citizen’s Union
06/13/16 – 08/15/16 New York, NY
Hunter College Film & Media CLT Multimedia and Technology Intern at Hunter College Film & Media Department
February 2016 – Present
Production Team Volunteer Assistant at Unit9
12/06/15 – 12/13/15 New York, NY
Student Advisory Committee for Arts and Public Policy at Hunter College Roosevelt House
August 2015 New York , New York
Media and Design Consultant at Tutti
May 2015 – September 2015 New York, NY
Barista at Starbucks Coffee Company
August 2014 – November 2014 Brooklyn, NY
Office Assistant at Sunset Park Business Improvement District
Summer 2013 – Present Brooklyn, NY
Typesetter, Layout Artist, Colorist at Arcsis Media
Communications & IT Assistant at Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
8/14/17 – Present New York, NY
IT and Communications Associate at Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
August 14, 2017 – Present New York, New York


Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Media Studies at CUNY Hunter College
Fall 2013 – May 2017 Manhattan, NY


Joseph F Maffeo Hero Award, Joseph F. Maffeo Foundation


  • Illustration
  • Art Direction
  • Storyboarding
  • Writing
  • fashion design
  • digital art
  • traditional art
  • design
  • layout design
  • research
  • editing
  • social media analysis


  • Paint Tool SAI
  • Krita
  • GIMP 2.0
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Raiser's Edge
  • Data Entry