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Maria Ruban Portrait

Maria Ruban

Phone Office: +43 699 192 364 77

Phone: +380 (50) 773 23 65‬


Sprachen: Englisch, Russisch, Ukrainisch


Personal summary

Was born on the 27th of October 1981.

Graphic designer who is always leaning towards illustration, especially watercolors. Developing style of minimalistic watercolor illustration, when in couple of effective brushstrokes a whole picture could be done. Works in different technics, ink, watercolor, vector, collage. Highly interested in developing an atmospheric and minimalistic watercolor style, emotional and simple. Such style works in corporate illustration, magazines and books.



Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art (Ukraine, Kharkiv) 1999-2005

Graphic designer (bachelor and specialist degree)


Areas of expertise

Graphic design, branding, calligraphy, type, illustration, watercolor, vector illustation, preparing to print,


Career history

2004–2006 / Teleskop newspaper, illustrator for kids page

2005–2007 / Panic design studio, graphic designer and illustrator

2007 / Aurora kids magazine, art director

since 2008 / freelance graphic designer and illustrator

Arsenal Art Museum Kyiv

Ben Delahaye (Switzerland)

Büro X

dm Active Beauty Magazin

Flower Shop Griadka (St. Petersburg)

German Communication Club Dnipropetrovsk


iLustra Agency Kyiv

Jewelry Brand 925

McDonald’s Ukraine

Merkur Friends Magazine

Kyiv Zoo

Laikonik (Australia)

Land & Leut’ Magazin

Literature Museum Kharkiv

Polish Institute Kyiv

Restaurant Day Kharkiv

RG Verlag

Ströck Brot

Studio Riebenbauer

Yellow Dog Agency (Moscow)