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Nika Romanov


Freelance Designer


Vernon, CT


Painter, storyteller, aspiring zoologist. Tea, nature, video games, and more.


Nika Romanov wants to live in a world where sleeping is entirely optional, brush pens never run out of ink, and owls can be owned as pets.

She grew up in rural Connecticut along with her mother, her older sister, and a multitude of pets. As a child she had always been fascinated with mythology and stories, and as she pursued her artistic career she only found more proof in the power that storytelling and design has to inspire others.

As a freelance designer, she’s worked with many clients on freelance illustrative and graphic design commissions, as well as multiple collaborations with other artists, writers, and photographers to produce even more unique creations. When she’s not painting characters and places she’s dreamed up, you can find her out in the woods practicing primitive survival skills, or leaned up against a tree brainstorming her next story.

Nika graduated the Rochester Institute of Technology’s 3D Digital Design program in 2015, and in between working on commissions, she really enjoys writing about herself in the third person.


Freelance Artist


· – Present

•Worked with clients to create ideal logos and paintings, from sketch to finished product
•Delivered commissions and orders on time and to client’s exact specifications
•Designed multiple iterations of every order to explore all possible designs and ideas

Photography Model

Multiple Freelance Photographers

· Feb 2011 – Present

•Worked with multiple photographers to achieve their artistic goals.


Children of the Earth Foundation

Holmes, NY · June 2015 – August 2017

•Organized lessons and assisted Lead Instructors with implementation of teaching methods
•Prepared materials for group activities, supervised students, and provided instruction in wilderness survival skills and natural history to children and teens
•Adapted to unpredictable situations within the camp environment and restructured plans accordingly

Asset Designer

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY · January 2014 – May 2014

•Traveled to required locations to collect reference photos and information regarding the sites
•Worked within multiple programs to create the final desired app product
•Presented and advertised finished work on multiple smartphone platforms at ImagineRIT, a school-wide festival


Bachelor of Fine Arts

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY · 2012 – 2015

Associate of Arts

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA · 2009 – 2011


Maine Young Birders Club One Shot Podcast Network Children of the Earth Foundation Rochester Institute of Technology


Concept Art, Character Design, Environment Design, Digital Illustration, Watercolor, Oil


Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, Mudbox, ZBrush, Nuke, Indesign, Premiere, Audacity