Irina Blok

Born in a family of engineers in St Petersburg, Russia, Irina Blok came to the US when she was 18 years old. She strayed from her family trade to become a designer. In her spare time she enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with her daughter.

In the past 15 years she has worked for a bunch of companies including Apple, Yahoo, Google and Adobe. One of her best known projects was design of the Google Android logo, the first open source logo of its kind. She started her career at Landor Associates as brand designer, and helped create and evolve HP, Visa, H&R Block and FedEx brands. Most recently she was interviewed by The New York Times Magazine, and has won numerous awards for her design work, which has appeared in Communication Arts Magazine, How Magazine, AIGA CI Annual, and Graphis.

Entrepreneur at heart, Irina runs Creative Blok, a little apparel design company inspired by what's happening in the world today. Products include a collection of fashionable surgical masks, humorous jewelry and funemployed pins. She had appeared on ABC's Reality Show Shark Tank as one of the contestants, and her products were featured in NBC's Today show, USA today, SF weekly, NY Daily News,  Elle Magazine and multiple publications around the world.