|Hi, my name is Yuri Ivan and I am the founder of “Classic Artist Co”. I work as a fine artist, illustrator,
graphic/web designer. Art is my life. I have over 25 years experience as fine art painter and graphic designer.
Originally trained and worked in the traditional methods but as the digital age started I was quick to adapt to
it early on, becoming efficient in illustration and graphic design applications for both print and motion/web
media. As a result, I worked for various industries.
In November 1995, I moved from St. Petersburg, Russia to Daytona Beach, FL to begin full time work at
“Conrad Yelvington Inc.”, a new media marketing agency specializing in media strategy, design &
development. Although I am no longer with “Conrad Yelvington Inc.”, it was an honor to work alongside
such talent in the office & a privilege to have the opportunity to work with some of the USA’s biggest
distribution corporation. Although this was a full time job, I still managed to do freelance design on the side
during this time — commitment or addiction, who is to know?
After my sixth year stint at “Conrad Yelvingston Inc.”, I moved on to work at “XimangoUSA Inc”, a
company based in Port Orange, FL for another few years.
I then open my studio “Classic Artist Co” based in Port Orange, FL in 2002.