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Serafima Kovalevskaya

BFA Interior Architecture and Design | 2013
Communication Design Minor

Associate Designer
Starbucks Coffee Company
Seattle, Washington

Serafima Kovalevskaya currently holds an associate designer position on the Licensed Store Development team at the Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Washington. Her relationship with Starbucks started in her teens, working as a barista her last year of high school and all through her college education at MIAD. Without a MIAD education, Kovalevskaya knows she would not have been able to see both sides of the Starbucks world. The knowledge and skills she acquired as a student let her secure a design administrator position at Starbucks after graduation and quickly move up to her current position.

“While I had a primary focus in Interior Architecture and Design at MIAD, I was able to get a multi-disciplinary education by minoring in Communication Design and taking classes in other areas such as printmaking. This wide range of experiences helped me communicate ideas and innovate within my IA+D work. On graduation, these skills provided me the opportunity to design portfolio books for MIAD’s 2013 Interior Architecture and Design Senior Exhibition and the Braise Green Studio.”