An enthusiastic creative designer with a history working in the e-commerce & finance industries.Exceptional communicator with the ability to work with both internal and external clients across multiple disciplines. Passionate about the creative journey and inspiring collaboration.

As graphic designer, paper lover, and Disney Parks aficionado, I embrace the small details in the world around me. Throughout my 7+ years of design experience, I have gained experience in print, digital design, and UX, with jobs in eCommerce and the financial industry. 

I'm currently the Art Director and Lead Designer at US-Mattress, an online furniture and mattress retailer in Brighton, MI.  In this role, I am responsible for overseeing our site design and all marketing efforts.  I have also worked on retail space design and with numerous print publications.  

Previously I was at Quicken Loans, where I experience multiple types of digital and print projects in a large, and fast paced work place.  

I attended Eastern Michigan University, focusing in Secondary English Education, and later returned to complete my second bachelor's degree in Graphic Design.  I'm constantly searching for ways to combine my love of art, literature, and education through purposeful design.  

I have a passion for print design, and in my free time I enjoy printing on my 8x5 Kelsey Excelsior Platen Press and exploring hand lettered type and calligraphy.  If you're looking for a designer with 7+ years of experience, well-versed in print design, hand lettering, and little-known Disney facts, I'd love to hear from you!

Say Hello!  julie.yurkanin@gmail.com

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