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 my projects and writing on strategic and responsible advertising, public relations, corporate communication, crisis, and communication management. 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 Ricoh-operated prepress office and 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 my services to produce an annual report for the local non-profit mental health and substance treatment organization. In 2018 I created an animal rights movement brand to promote animal rights and support awareness of animal cruelty and unsustainable practices.
I created a mock campaign “Foster Washington” to raise awareness about fosterer care in Washington State. The tagline for this campaign was “Not every family has a kid but every kid needs a family.” The goal of this mock campaign was to demonstrate one way to increase awareness in order to improve the Foster Care system of the State of Washington.
Two of my capstone projects continued on the path of the social marketing theme in support of human and animal rights. Under the topic of Social Change: Awareness of Social Issues in Society, I conducted a 3-part professional marketing communication and management campaign that consisted of two parts.
Part one presented market test session on the topic of animal rights campaign. In part two I performed a market test session on the topic of family is a family, a human rights campaign, concentrating on LGBTQ families with children. In part three I provided conclusions of my findings on communication with the target audience, focus group transcripts, and offered options for possible solutions to promote positive behavioral change in society.
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 a 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.