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Alex Novosyolov

Graphic Designer - Career Highlights

Graduated from the State University of East Ukraine in 1999 with a master degree in Computer Science. Started my actual Graphic Designer career right after my graduation with a major Marketing Media firm "Art Media". Worked as a graphic designer in the Marketing department, learning graphic design, marketing, advertising. Worked with a team of TV and Radio station producers. Participated in a few nationwide branding campaign projects, creating magazine ads, posters, brochures and a wide variety of marketing materials, etc.

1999 - 2002 "ArtMedia", position: Graphic Designer

Spring of 2002 was offered a job in one of the biggest shopping center/chains in the region "EuroMart". Started a new career as a graphic designer and creative director in Marketing Department. Was responsible for creating new marketing campaigns, slogans, branding, displays, signs, marketing materials including, channel letters, store id, store interior displays, posters, banners, brochures, etc.

During big corporate events and branding campaigns had a pleasure to work with TV and music stars and celebrities. Had to learn a "high end" design techniques, creating higher standards of marketing design and promo materials. Due to my master diploma in computer science and outstanding knowledge of computers and Graphic Design software, I became one of the most professional graphic designers in the region and was ready to move to the next big chapter in my life ....

2002 - 2005 "EuroMart", position: Graphic Designer, Creative Director

Fall of 2005 immigrated to the United States with my family. Started my signage designer career with a smaller company "Signs by Design". Few months later was offered a Graphic Designer job in SMI Sign Systems, Inc.  At that time SMI Signs had only 17 employees, including myself. During the next few years SMI Signs became one of the largest architectural signage companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, manufacturing and installing wide variety of interior and exterior signs. In 2016 SMI Signs made in to Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in US. During my years with SMI Signs, I had to learn all the aspects of architectural signage design and environmental graphics. Our company works with many major companies in Washington DC and Baltimore regions, serving MD, VA and Washington DC customers.

During my years with SMI, I became one of the most valuable employees in the company, working with most important clients. Our company works with many construction companies, architectural and design firms. Graphic Design department offers wide variety of graphic design services including, conceptual design, structural design, fabrication and engineering for all types of signage, including ADA signs, Interior Sign, Digital printing, Window frosting, Wall branding, Wayfinding, Dimensional Logos, Displays, Electrical Signage (Channel Letters, Building ID, Monument Signs, Pylons Signs, Wayfinding Signs)

In 2015, I was offered a Creative Director/Art Director position. Since then, leading all major projects, working with Internal and remote designers. 

2006 - present "SMI Sign Systems, Inc., position: Graphic Designer, Art Director, Creative Director

Experience Matters in Graphic Design


Professional Skills


Master degree in Computer Science


Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects)
Corel (Corel Draw, Corel Photo paint)
MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Additional Skills

Web Design (CMS, Joomla, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, UI, SEO, content management, e-commerce)
Video Editing (Adobe After Effects, Pinacle Studio)
Management (Staff, Workflow, Due Dates, Strategic Planning, Priorities, Decision making, Project Completion, Clients communication)

Knowledge Field

23 years in Graphic Design, Marketing, Brochures, Posters, Banners, Digital Ad, UI, Publishing, Architectural Signage, Environmental Graphics, ADA Signs, Wayfinding programs, Monument Signs, Pylon Signs, Channel Letters, Design, Engineering, Structural Drawings, Fabrication Details, Comprehensive Signage Packages, Permitting, Conceptual Design, Web Design, SEO,  e-Marketing , e-Commerce.


Creative, Talented, Hard working, Self motivated, Decision maker, Team player, .... to the Point,  .... with Sense of Humor 

Frequently asked questions

What do you offer?

Graphic Design & Web Design in Rockville, MD, Washington DC metro area

How long have you been in Graphic Design

I've started my Graphic Designer career back in school and am still working in this field today. I have a total of 23 years in Graphics Design. 

Do you offer Web Design services?

I'm a professional Graphic Designer and Architectural Signage Designer. My technical background in computer science gives me enough skills in Web Design and web coding. I use CMS, Joomla, Wordpress, HTML, Java Script, some coding. I've developed nearly 13 websites, including personal, business and e-commerce.

Are you currently emloyed?

Yes. I work for a local Architectural Sign Company, one of the biggest architectural sign companies in Mid Atlantic region. My position is a Senior Graphic Designer, Art & Creative Director.

What is your current position?

I'm a full time Graphic Designer and Creative Director in Architectural Signage Company. 

Are you seeking for a new job in Graphic Design or Web Design?

Currently I'm not on a job market for a new Graphic Designer or Web Designer position, but may consider a good offer.

Do you offer freelance services in Graphic Design or Web Design?

If you have a graphic design or website project, please email me with details, we can discuss.

Are you open for business opportunities?

Always open for new business opportunities in Graphic Design or online e-commerce

Which area you may consider a new job opportunity?

I live in Montgomery County, MD. I prefer to stay within Washington DC metro area. Not willing to relocate.

  • Graphic Design

    Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration.

  • Web Design

    Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites

  • Art Director

    Art director is the title for a variety of similar job functions in theater, advertising, marketing, publishing, fashion, film and television, the Internet, and video games. It is the charge of a sole art director to supervise and unify the vision

  • Creative Director

    A creative director is a vital role in all of the arts and entertainment industries. In another sense, they can be seen as another element in any product development process. The responsibilities of a creative director include leading the communication design, interactive design, and concept forward in any work assigned. For example, this responsibility is often seen in industries related to advertisement. The creative director is known to guide a team of employees with skills and experience related to graphic design.

  • Montgomery County, MD
    Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Clarksburg
  • Washington DC metro area
    Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Reston, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean, Washington DC, Georgetown