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Cristina Vanko

Cristina Vanko

Art Director

Former art director at Y&R Chicago.

Cristina Vanko is an art director, hand-letterer, and illustrator with experience art directing and illustrating marketing collaterals and campaigns for global brands such as McDonald's, Instagram, Nike, Crate & Barrel, Allbirds, Ragu, Trunk Club, Think with Google, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, IBM, Billboard Magazine, and Huffington Post. At Y&R, she designed for Mini Babybel cheese account, including web, print, social, online video, OOH, digital, and TV. She is also the author of books Hand-Lettering for Everyone and Adult-ish published by Penguin Random House.

Art Direction
Illustration
Hand-lettering
Graphic Design
Interaction Design
UI Design
UX Design
Infographics
Branding
Brand Identity
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Digital Illustration
Creative Direction
Cristina Vanko

Cristina Vanko

Former art director at Y&R Chicago.

Art Director

Cristina is Available for Projects

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Employment Highlights

Art Director, Illustrator & Designer

Independent

January 2011 - Present (10 years 8 months)

Art Director

Y&R Chicago

August 2014 - August 2016 (2 years)

Interactive Designer

DeveloperTown

August 2012 - June 2013 (10 months)

Design Extern

IA Collaborative

May 2012 - July 2012 (2 months)

Education Highlights

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

Indiana University

September 2007 - December 2011 (4 years 3 months)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Indiana University

September 2007 - December 2011 (4 years 3 months)

Portfolio

Cristina Vanko

McDonald's Signature Crafted

Cristina Vanko

Chicago Cutlery Ads

Cristina Vanko

Mini Babybel Boxer Campaign

Cristina Vanko

12 Days of Boz

Cristina Vanko

Kmart

Cristina Vanko

Babybel Social

Cristina Vanko

McDonald's Signature Crafted

Cristina Vanko

Chicago Cutlery Ads

Cristina Vanko

Mini Babybel Boxer Campaign

Cristina Vanko

12 Days of Boz

Cristina Vanko

Kmart

Cristina Vanko

Babybel Social

Resume

Art Director, Illustrator & Designer

Independent

January 2011 - Present (10 years 8 months)

  • Worked with multiple agencies such as Havas, The Annex, Blast Radius, Mullen, Office of Experience, and We Are Unlimited.
  • Clients: Nike, McDonald’s, Instagram, Allbirds, Ragu, Crate and Barrel, Natural American Spirit, SNUS, Popular Pays, Trunk Club, Mack Trucks, Billboard Magazine, IBM, Huffington Post, Auntie Anne’s, Charles Schwab, Princeton University, and Indiana University.

Art Director

Y&R Chicago

August 2014 - August 2016 (2 years)

  • Provided art direction, design, and illustration Mini Babybel cheese account, including web, print, social, online video, OOH, digital, and TV. 
  • Oversaw Spanish translations.
  • Other clients: Butterball, Embassy Suites, Sakura of America, DoubleTree, Carfax, Farmers Fridge, Boursin, National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Interactive Designer

DeveloperTown

August 2012 - June 2013 (10 months)

DeveloperTown works with established companies to create software aimed at key business problems or opportunities.

  • Provided art direction, web and mobile app design, branding , UI/UX design, and concept development for mobile products.
  • Helped with user research and testing for many startups.
  • Learned a lot about launching startups from concept to finished product.

Design Extern

IA Collaborative

May 2012 - July 2012 (2 months)

IA Collaborative is a global design and innovation consultancy that works at the intersection of human-centered design and business strategy.

  • Developed design thinking skills and collaborated on successful user-driven design solutions.
  • Assisted on print and digital projects for Fedex, McDonald's, Abbott Laboratories, DePuy, Vera Bradley, and Workspring. 

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

Indiana University

September 2007 - December 2011 (4 years 3 months)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Indiana University

September 2007 - December 2011 (4 years 3 months)