At eight years old, Ivan and his family moved to Oklahoma City, and it’s the experiences here that have shaped who he is today. Ivan’s artistic abilities truly began developing in grade school and high school. He won multiple art competitions, and as his talent and creativity flourished, so did his passion for expressing it. In high school, his graphic design teacher gave him the freedom to explore various design applications and even create his own assignments. This freedom led Ivan to discover what his career would one day be.
He began pursuing his newfound passion for graphic design at Oklahoma City Community College, where he got a deep dive into a variety of software programs. He later refined his skills and knowledge at the University of Central Oklahoma – a place that challenged him to think conceptually and constantly pushed him to explore new ideas and concepts. As he cultivated these skills, Ivan sought ways to incorporate his passion for illustration, fashion and photography into each project.
Now a full-time designer at Saxum, Ivan still pursues only the most creative ideas he can think up. Outside of work, he continues chasing creativity, collaborating with Blackout Co., a group of creative individuals who concept and execute fashion photography projects.