Rina Shumylo

Hi! I’m Rina Shumylo


I’m an Interaction Designer and Art Director with 6 years experience in a creative field. I love designing experiences at the intersection of digital, physical, design and technology to make this world a nicer and cooler place to live in. I believe in beauty as a function, technology as a craft and complex systems driven by simple principles.

Contact me at rina.shumylo@gmail.com

Find me on LinkedIn, Instagram and Medium


In 2012, I co-launched an illustration studio, ILL&MATES, which developed into a successful image production studio of talented people, garnering a reputation for high-quality boutique work in Kyiv, Ukraine. I have worked with projects for BBDO, Y&R, Pepsi, Esquire, Carlsberg and Viasat. As an entrepreneur in the creative industry, I also started Graphite – an educational platform for illustrators to connect with others in the creative community, stay up to date with industry standards, and share personal experiences with each other. I also launched a passion project – kicking off The Cinema Poster Awards which has become an annual poster competition for illustrators and designers. In the inaugural year, I founded the event, forged partnerships for sponsors and spearheaded the logistical implementation of the awards.



Core77 Design Awards, Winner, Service Design Award: Hatch, 2019

Core77 Design Awards, Notable, Interaction Award: Honne, 2019

Interaction Awards ‘19, Shortlist, Category Connecting and Optimizing: Hatch

Danish Design Award, Finalist, Category Young Talents: Hatch, 2019

ORGCON, VIRTEU Design Challenge, Honorary Mention: Neighbour-ly, 2019

CIID, Graduated with Honours: Honne, 2018

KAKADU Awards, Shortlist, Category Print: Work.ua, 2017

KIAF, Gold, Chernigivske Karaoke Cans, 2016

ADC*UA Awards ‘15, Bronze, Category Design: Chernigivske Karaoke Cans

Golden Drum, Best, Category Design of Brand: Chernigivske Karaoke Cans

KAKADU Awards , Gold, Category Design: Chernigivske Karaoke Cans, 2015

Ukrainian Design The Very Best Of, The Best Of, Category Design: Chernigivske Karaoke Cans, 2015


Packaging of the World, Art Director vs Illustrator

World Packaging Design Society, Art Director vs Illustrator

Package Inspiration, Art Director vs Illustrator

Marketing Media Review, Chernigivske Karaoke Cans

Cases, Alice in Silpo



Processing Community Day, talk, Copenhagen, 2019

Ladies, Wine & Design, keynote speaker, Kyiv, 2018

United Nation Population Fund, workshop, Kharkiv, 2017

Graphite, keynote speaker, Kyiv, 2017

Connect Ukraine Fest, keynote speaker, Kyiv, 2017

Projector, keynote speaker, Kyiv, 2017

PechaKuchaNight, talk, Kyiv, 2017

Svobodnaya Academy, talk, Kyiv, 2016

Kyiv Academy of Media Arts, guest lecturer, Kyiv, 2015-2016

Projector, visiting faculty, Kyiv, 2015-2016


Sergiy Maidukov

Tanya Shku

Fahmida Azad

Abhishek Kumar

Federico Peliti