My name is Larisa Pitchko, and I am a freelance photographer, designer, and artist. I live in Edmonton, Alberta. I completed the Digital Media and IT program at NAIT and am currently in my last year of the Bachelor of Design program at MacEwan University.
I'm also a mother to a beautiful girl who is a constant source of artistic inspiration. I enjoy working in a variety of genres and mediums so I can explore my craft and push myself to improve. I'm inspired by music, people, and nature and strive to capture a unique moment in time. I love seeing the world through a lens and then trying to capture that same vision in other mediums like sketches, paintings, and digital art. I love learning new things and being inspired by new experiences. My portfolio is an ever-growing story of who I am as an artist and I hope to inspire others as they have inspired me.
Personal, Product, Service, Retail, Corporate branding, Online and Offline branding.
Food, Product, Documentary-style photography, Portrait, Set design, Lighting, Photo editing, Retouching.
Design & build a custom website, search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social media marketing.
I try to meet the requirements of the client as well as a user and incorporate all of this into designing the graphics, such as interface elements, menus, tabs, forms, and widgets.
These are just some of my skill sets. I am constantly improving and growing
Managed social media accounts and created social media for daily postings. Increased social media following and clicks by 800%. Designed advertising campaigns, event print media, and posters. Conceptualized, imitated and implemented the companie's social media strategy. Developed brand awareness and composed online content and banners, created flyers, gift cards, bio cards, logos and business cards, web sites
May 2013 - August 2017
Analyzed third-party data and investigated new growth opportunities. Collaborated with developers, advertisers and production managers to market products and services and coordinated art and graphics creation for effective merchandising. Analyzed usage patterns to understand how customers used company products and services. Employed social media strategies to promote companies, products, and services. Developed brand awareness and composed online content. Managed Facebook, Twitter, Odnoklassniki, Vkontakte, Moi Mir and blog accounts. Designed, created and managed web-based ad campaigns. Analyzed, reviewed and reported on promotional campaign effectiveness to maximize results
May 2013 - present
Photographed high-quality images for both print and Internet distribution. Performed advanced computer processing of images for assignments Shot photographs in a controlled lab, field and remote environments. Selected and altered secondary photographic features such as backdrops and lighting. Planned and prepared for all on-location and studio shoots.
2006 - 2009
Currently in my last year
Diploma in Digital Media and IT GPA: 3.7 Have completed credits for two streams Visual Communications and Web Design and development Was on Dean's honours list every semester
2006 - 2009
Major History, minor Criminology 3 years completed, degree not finished.
1999 - 2000
Psychology degree 1 year completed, degree not finished
2015 - 2019
Photoshop certification from highlights school, Lightroom Certification from highlights school, Illustration courses from various schools
I'm Available for Freelance Work and Permanent Employment Offers. Feel Free to Contact Me. Please get in touch with me at email@example.com