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My name is Mikhail

Hello, folks, welcome to my website.

Who am I?

I was born and grew up in Angarsk, Russia, the town in the Eastern Siberia, some 100 km away from Lake Baikal. Currently I reside in the Portland/Vancouver area.

Education. Currently, I am in a process of completing my Masters of Arts in Strategic Communications from WSU’s Edward R Murrow College of Communication Global Campus. The purpose of the blog is to showcase my Strategic Communications portfolio. I have published selected works on the topics of multimedia content creation, creative media strategies, persuasion for professionals, ethics for professionals, professional digital content promotion, consumer behavior and brand development, professional communication and campaign management.

Who am I at work? Currently I am a graphic designer at Kroger/Fred Meyer Corporate headquarters in Portland OR. I am a beginner in strategic communication with background in multimedia authoring, marketing, presentation, instructional, training support, digital technology, social media and web design. Experienced project manager with teams and independent.

My social marketing involvement began In 2010, when I participated in a WSU Vancouver DTC Program classroom project to uplift digital communications for local homeless family shelter.

Throughout the period of 2012 and 2014 I was an investing partner in a project that employed US Veterans, their families and caregivers. My role was of a technology officer, providing solutions for social media, web design, training and technology improvement within Court Reporting and Litigation Support industry.

In 2014 I volunteered as a graphic designer for annual report of the local non-profit mental health and substance treatment organization. Last year, some of my peers may remember, I made an attempt to create animal rights movement brand, also generated a mock awareness campaign “Foster Washington” with the tagline “Not every family has a kid but every kid needs a family.” The goal of this mock campaign was aimed to increase awareness in order to improve the Foster Care system of the State of Washington.

I hope to achieve bigger and better goals that are larger in substance and scope. I believe my true calling is to be a part of any campaign that aims to increase the social good of the world from ethical, humane perspective.

I want to apply myself and maximize my full potential to push our humanity forward to progressive ideals that aim to reduce poverty, violence, greed, racism, class warfare, and many other evils of humankind. It’s a life-long journey, I guess…

I am still discovering my path, so I welcome you to join my path of discovery as I am looking forward to witnessing yours. In the end I hope we both achieve the full potential we strive for.

Aside from my professional development, I am a family man, I love to go hiking and camping, I love video art. One of my favorite artists is Bill Viola – his art is captivating, thought provoking and simply amazing.  I also enjoy working on house improvement projects, go to the movie premieres and hang out with friends.

Portfolio Index

Below is the archive of links to my Strategic Communications Courses taken at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication:

For additional access to my portfolio pages, I added a widget menu at the footer of my website.