Michi Ermolenko

illustrator/IT support/ digital design based in 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.


Specialties

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

Skills

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

Experience

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Social Media & Communications Intern

New York · 06/1/17 – 11/17/17

Assists Social Media Manager with social media profiles, conducts research for Communications Department in analyzing overarching trends in engagement with public on social media, analyzes old reports in order to determine relevancy and importance to current political climate and topics of interests.

Analyzed yearly Facebook data and extrapolated information on shareability and reactions generated by news cycles and issue-focused posts, applying the skills used by analysis to the ACLU’s E-mail list analysis extrapolating interactivity and frequency of topics sent by action, as well as what issues were highlighted the most and what reactions (positive or negative) were received by targeted audiences.

Citizen’s Union

Development & Policy Intern

New York, NY · 06/13/16 – 08/15/16

Conducted research in regards to foundations, focused on extrapolating information on how grassroots activist group utilized social media to circulate information and gather constituent interest. Conducted local candidate committee interviews and assisted borough teams in analyzing and evaluating local candidates. Proof read and edited documents.

Hunter College Film & Media Department

Hunter College Film & Media CLT Multimedia and Technology Intern

· February 2016 – Present

Multimedia and Technology Intern. Assists with technological problems, including and not limited to : software updates, operating system updates and creating multimedia content to be used for events.

Unit9

Production Team Volunteer Assistant

New York, NY · 12/06/15 – 12/13/15

Assisted in art instillation by helping out the production team with manually setting up the exhibit. Cooperated with the production team and followed orders in order to finish installing the LED lights and camera based exhibit which interacted with the public once the exhibition was open to the public. Worked with LED lights, wiring, large canvases, heavy cloth, cameras and CTO gel which was utilized to create a warm and enticing atmosphere once the exhibit was live.

Hunter College Roosevelt House

Student Advisory Committee for Arts and Public Policy

New York , New York · August 2015 –

Helped create panels and suggested artists which would benefit the program which would discuss social issues such as diasporas, LGBTQ issues, racism, intergenerational trauma amongst other topics and gear these discussion sessions towards the interests of the Hunter College student body, while bringing together artists who have either created works that tie into these issues, as well as artists who are currently engaged in activist work to bring light to these ongoing issues.

Tutti

Media and Design Consultant

New York, NY · May 2015 – September 2015

Media Consultant and designer, helped create the Tutti Newsletter as well as plan events and activities for community members.

Starbucks Coffee Company

Barista

Brooklyn, NY · August 2014 – November 2014

Made drinks, managed cash register, performed duties as a barista

Sunset Park Business Improvement District

Office Assistant

Brooklyn, NY · Summer 2013 – Present

Managed the receptionist area while greeting visitors and responding to inquiries from local businesses as well as city agencies, city staff, and the general public. Developed spreadsheets, and added information to existing databases Focused on assisting the business district in Sunset Park while also distributing information regarding businesses and the community. Worked on multiple projects and events such as the Annual Street Festival, Historical Festival Trolley, Make Music New York and general community awareness.

Arcsis Media

Typesetter, Layout Artist, Colorist

· – Present

Organize layouts for projects as well as drafts of upcoming projects. Occassional artist on some projects as well as promotional work.

Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

Communications & IT Assistant

New York, NY · 8/14/17 – Present

Assists communications team and IT team in producing HTML based newsletters, documenting and photographing events, classes and seminars for social media use. Assists in technical support and inventory of equipment, as well as keeping office equipment running and product inventory up to date

Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

IT and Communications Associate

New York, New York · August 14, 2017 – Present

Assists IT coordinator and Communications department in creating newsletters using Dreamweaver and HTML, creating graphics for newsletter content, providing technical assistance and set up for the daily operations of the office as well as classes and seminars.

Education

CUNY Hunter College

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Media Studies

Manhattan, NY · Fall 2013 – May 2017

Undergraduate Degree

Awards

2013 Joseph F Maffeo Hero Award, Joseph F. Maffeo Foundation