David Brodsky

creative director
Location: Springfield, Illinois

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How did you become a designer/artist?

It was inevitable. Coming from a family of artists, art was always a part of my life. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine (in the former Soviet Union). My father was a graphic designer who taught me not only techniques, but also the creative approach to achieve a desirable result in a graphic design task. I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. Graduating from Kiev Art and Industrial Design College with an equivalent of M.A., I started my professional journey in the field of Graphic and Internet design, working in the Soviet Union, Italy, and the United States.

Where are you from originally?

Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine – the first capital of ancient Russia with more than one thousand years of history.

What are you doing now?

I am a creative director and Web design manager for one of the State of Illinois’ agencies, and the creative director and co-owner of the PowerID Internet and graphic design firm. I am also a lead designer of the “Blood on the Moon” exhibit, which describes the history of President Lincoln�s assassination, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

What are your plans for the future?

To design, travel and paint.

What American artist inspires you most?

James Whistler.

What unlocks your creativity?

Everything…I am constantly trying to keep my mind wide open.