My name is ARIELA BARANOV, and I'm a multimedia graphic designer.
I have over a decade of experience designing for small business clients, working on everything from logos and branding, to motion graphics, to print and web design.
I hold a B.A. in Fine Art from Macaulay Honors College via CUNY Brooklyn College, with a focus on studio art and design. Thanks to that background I've worked extensively with a wide variety of art types, including painting, illustration, sculpture, graphics, flash animation, web design, beadwork & jewelry design, sewing, and digital & film photography.
I'm currently working on an M.A. in Web and Multimedia Design at Touro College.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who designed this site?
It's a custom mockup of the Photoshop CS4 user interface. I did web design for about 10 years, but I've decided to focus more on graphics now. This particular layout is a bit old, but I'm currently (09/2012) coding a new site that should go live soon.
So what do you do exactly?
Multimedia graphics and print design is the bulk of what I do for clients. Motion graphics is my main focus at the moment, and retouching is more of a hobby that I would like to expand on professionally at some point. So a little bit of everything. :)
Why did you branch off with retouching and restoration?
Retouching allows me to exercise my talent in taking things that exist and making them better, with the added bonus of immediate visual gratification. I also believe it's important to preserve the past, and photo restoration is my way of doing that.
What programs do you use the most?
Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 Extended, but I switch to Illustrator for more vector-heavy work. I also work with Flash on occassion.
Can I commission you to work on a graphic project, or retouch one of my photos?
Sure. Send me an email about the design work, and you can visit Baranov Studio to see full instructions for photo submission.