In this episode Julia Zeltser founding partner and Creative Director of Hyperakt joins Gary Rozanc to discuss what she wants to read in an introductory email and resume before she will look at a portfolio and she mentions what she wants to see in the portfolio too. Julia also talks about how to prepare students entering a field which has significantly changed from its print dominant days by focusing on the difference. Finally, Julia shares her design process form initial sketch to website launch.
Julia Zeltser is a founding partner and creative director at Hyperakt. With over 15 years of design experience in print, brand development, visualizations, and interactive media, Julia has been instrumental in establishing Hyperakt’s visual voice.
Julia leads a multi-disciplinary team of designers in a wide range of assignments. She has advised clients such as ACLU, Ford Foundation, and UNICEF to extend their brand in print and interactive media. Julia initiated and leads Lunch Talks at Hyperakt: a monthly event to ignite collaboration and idea-sharing among the design community.
Julia has received accolades from organizations such as Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Brand New, and How Magazine for her design work. She was born in Ukraine and graduated from Parsons The New School of Design in New York. She lives with her husband, Lenny, and her two kids, in Park Slope.