about ME


My name is Yelena (Yeah-lay-nah) I'm a freelance creative working from Los Angeles.

Now booking opportunities June 2023 <


 Favorite work, lately

Book: Rick Rubin The Creative Act: A Way of Being
TV Show: The Shrinking, Brett Goldstein is a fire writer, excited for his career.
What We Do in the Shadows, best combo of weird & witty.
Music Video: The concept here is brilliant DJ Shadow - Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels
Short Film: How this short video never blew up, I'll never understand.
Activation: The two women who came up with this campaign to solve an actual problem, are brilliant.
Personal project: We flipped our 1915 house ourselves.

KARMA Automotive
Sonic Drive-In
Apple | Apple TV+ Team
2022 Webby Award Best Overall Social Presence in Media/Entertainment
2022 Cannes Lions - 10X shortlist Apple TV+ Social Handle
Bush's Beans | Curiosity 360
2020 Best Social Webby Award in the Animal Category
Apple Rock X Siri, | Media Arts Lab
2018 Cannes Lions - Social & Influencer Lions - Bronze Lion
2018 Cannes Lions - Media Lions - Shortlisted
2018 Global Effies - Gold
2018 Webby Award People's Voice Award
"Cap the Tap" Project | Brandcenter Student Work
2016 AdWeek Project Isaac Gravity Winner - Best of Show
Brandcenter | Student Work
2016 Communication Arts Award of Excellence 2016
VCU Brandcenter
Master of Science, 2014-2016
Business - Advertising Art Direction
Richmond, VA 
San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Science, 2004-2009
Public Health
San Francisco, CA


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