Theora Kvitka

Theora Kvitka

MA

tkvitka@andrew.cmu.edu

I bring people together with drawings, words and ideas. My professional toolkit includes design strategy, research, comics and illustration. Prior to attending CMU, I was the sole UX designer at a tech startup, where I designed and project managed development of a new web application. I also have passionately advocated for community sustainability and literacy within two Chicago non-profits. I have a BA from Oberlin College in East Asian Studies and Studio Art, and am highly proficient in Mandarin Chinese. My artwork has been featured in The Guardian and my translations of art criticism have been published by Tongji University Press. As a freelance illustrator and comics artist, I have had the priviledge of working with Driftless Magazine, Lenny Letter, InfusionSoft, the Experimental Station and Illinois Legal Aid Online.

Pursuing Interaction Design at CMU has created a space where my varied interests and skills come together and drive stronger, higher impact work. Upon graduating, I will be ready to leap into a UX Strategy role within a mission-driven agency or consultancy. I am looking for a team where my visual skills will strengthen ideation, collaboration and positive change.