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 variety of side design projects, products include Only in Silicon Valley greeting cards, 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.
2016 - Techies Project by Helena Price, Participant
2016 - AIGA Designing Products for Business, Organizer
2016 - Design Details Podcast, Speaker
2016 - Only in Silicon Valley - Greeting Cards for Geeks, Side Project
2016 - AIGA - Design//Work: Articulating the Value of an In-house Team, Panelist
2015 - Techniche of IIT Guwahati, India, Speaker (video)
2015 - Visual Media Alliance, Art Institute of Silicon Valley, Speaker
2015 - JFE Accelerator, Designing Your Startup, Speaker
2015 - Bairro dos Museus, Portugal, Speaker/Designer (video)
2015 - AIGA CLEVELAND | Design 730 Competition Judge