HEY! WELCOME TO MY CORNER OF THE INTERNET. MY NAME IS IRYNA AND I LIKE TO WRITE.

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Think of me as a cross between Martha Stewart and Cardi B.

That is, I love dichotomies and unexpected hybrids. I was born in Ukraine, but raised in Canada. I'm a soon-to-be graduate at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, but sometimes I get to write. My amazing degree has allowed me to taste several cultures, living and working across Toronto, Singapore, Mexico City, and New York. Next stop: Rome.

Somewhere along my travels I realized that connecting people through ideas and conversation is …. incredible. Where the legitimate nucleus of my soul resides. I love design, art and culture. And I love building community and empowering creatives with smart, witty writing.
                                                                                                               Collaborate with me.

READ ME.

2019

> On Jack Sparrow predicting the 1692 Port Royal earthquake (Carleva Bay Center for Global Understanding). On the Russification of the East (Chutney Mag).

2018

>  On acid house and the importance of nightclubs (Non-Architecture Competitions). On the implications of commerce on art (unpublished; for Toronto Art Book Fair). On Hanoi, urban intensity, and tourism as a colonizing activity (unpublished; for Office Ou). On design work at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture (Riverside Architectural Press).

2017

> On designing contemporary communes (unpublished; for Foreign Policy Design Group). On loneliness in the city, written with Wong Yi Wei (Critical Mass). On The Little Prince and coming of age (project final/ Val Rynnimeri's 2B Iconography class/ University of Waterloo School of Architecture).


TAKE A LOOK AT MY ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN WORK.


CV THINGS.

Capabilities
WRITING
> Grant Writing/ Social Media/ Academia/ Journalism

DESIGN
> Architectural/ Digital Fabrication/ Model Making
> Interior/ Set & Production Design
> Graphic/ Web/ Data Visualization

Experience
EDITORIAL
> Editorial Intern/ Frame Publishers/ Amsterdam/ 12. 2019 - Present
> Marketing Intern/ StudioTEKA Design/ New York/ 05. 2019 - 08. 2019
> WEEF Grant Writer/ Waterloo Architecture Student Association/ Cambridge, Canada/ 09. 2016-Present
> Undergraduate Research Assistant/ Bouyant Foundation Project/ Cambridge, Canada/ 09-12. 2018
> Editor/ galt. Publication/ Cambridge, Canada/ 01-12. 2018
> Editorial Intern/ Foreign Policy Design Group & Critical Mass/ Singapore/ 09-12. 2017

ARCHITECTURAL
> Frida Escobedo Taller de Arquitectura/ Mexico City/ 01-02. 2019
> AUDAX/ Toronto/ 01-04. 2017
> Grinham Architects/ Guelph/ 06-08. 2016
Tools
DESIGN
> CAD: Revit(ish)/ AutoCAD(ish)
> 3D Modelling: Rhino 5
> Graphics: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
> Physical: Lasercutting, 3D Printing, Modelmaking
> Web: Wordpress, Webflow
Education
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
> Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours Co-op Candidate/ Cambridge, Canada/ 09. 2015 - Present

WATERLOO ARCHITECTURE
ROME PROGRAM
> 4A Study Abroad/ Rome, Italy/ 09-11. 2019

RYERSON UNIVERSITY
> Continuing Education/ Scenography II: Production Design/ Toronto, Canada/ 01-04. 2017
Languages
UKRAINIAN / Native
SPANISH / Beginner

FRENCH / Conversational
> Exchange Student/ ISE Ontario/ Nantes, France/ 02-05. 2013
> Exchange Student/ YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange/ Saint-Félicien, Quebec/ 06-08. 2013

CAD
> Rhino 5
> Revit
> AutoCAD
> SketchUp
POST-PROCESSING
>Illustrator / Photoshop / InDesign / Premiere Pro / Lightroom
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