My name is Mikhail
Hello, folks, welcome to my website.
Who am I? What is my path?
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.
In May 2019 I successfully graduated with a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (3.97 Grade Point Average). I completed my Masters at the WSU’s Edward R Murrow College of Communication Global Campus. This website exhibits projects and writings on strategic and responsible advertising, public relations, corporate communication, crisis, and communication management, executed by Mikhail. I have published selected works on the topics listed in the Portfolio Index page.
What do I do?
Currently, I am a graphic designer at the prepress office of the Ricoh Print Services for Kroger/Fred Meyer Corporate headquarters in Portland OR. My goal is to expand my career deeper into the field of strategic communication.
In 2010 I participated in a WSU Vancouver DTC Program classroom project to uplift digital communication for local homeless family shelter.
During 2012 and 2014 I was an investing partner in a project that employed US Veterans, their families, and caregivers. As a technology officer, I worked to provide solutions for social media, web design, training and technology support. I participated in company research for court reporting and litigation support industry technology.
In 2014 I volunteered as a graphic designer for an annual report of the local non-profit mental health and substance treatment organization. In 2018 created an animal rights movement brand. I also generated an 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 to increase awareness in order to improve the Foster Care system of the State of Washington.
My professional goal is to secure a career within the field of communication, advertising, public relations and/or corporate communication. To achieve my goals, I set the bar for a larger substance and higher scope. My goal is to get involved with an organization to increase the social good of the world from an ethical and humane perspective. I strive to contribute to progressive ideals, reduce poverty, violence, greed, racism and class warfare.
I am still discovering my path. So, I welcome you to join my path, as I am looking forward to witnessing yours. In the end, I hope we both achieve the full potential to increase the good in our society.
Last but not Least.
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.