Irene Zevgolis is an award winning graphic designer specializing in logos, branding, book design, music cds and so much more! A professional designer of thirty-eight years, she takes pride in consulting effectively and providing a work ethic of quality, commitment, excellence and creativity! Irene received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design 1983 from The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, under the art direction of internationally acclaimed Graphic Designer & Illustrator, Lanny B. Sommese and William (Bill) Kinser, Typography & Computer Master. In 2002 Irene attained Computer Graphic Design Degree at Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland; where she holds an Associates Arts Degree in Studio Art 1980.
Irene began her career in Washington, D.C. working in graphic design studios under the Art Direction of greats like (Jane D’Alelio) Ice House Graphics, (Harry Knox) Harry Knox & Associates, (Solietier Jaeger) Jaeger Design Studio and (Al Glass) Glass & Glass Designers. In 1985, Irene took off to Boston, MA freelancing for over nine graphic design studios, including New Age Magazine. Returning to the D.C. area in 1986, she landed a Packaging Design position at Giant Food, Inc. (Karen Byer). Returning to the freelance realm in 1988, Woodward & Lothrop’s Ad Department. Landing her dream position as Senior Graphic Designer at Design Network (Del Harrod), Washington, D.C., Irene worked on K Street from 1988 to 1991.
Irene Z Design began at the onset of Irene's career. Working arduously for many years, a full service design studio emerged. A classic and innovative design approach earned her national awards from Print Magazine, Print’s Best Logos & Symbols, Graphic Design USA and The Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington.
Irene is grateful first and foremost to God, her beloved Mother, teacher, artist, writer; her Beloved Father, USAF Veteran, artist, machinist, mechanic; Professor Emeritus Lanny B. Sommese who taught Irene how to think like a Graphic Designer! . . . Professors, Art Directors and Clients: Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, National Philharmonic Orchestra, WETA, PBS, WJLA Channel 7, W*USA Channel 9, Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, University Press of America, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Madison Books, Greenhaven Press, Morehouse Publishing, Church Publishing Group, Eurasia Foundation, America’s Voice, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Edelman Public Relations, Numerous Law Firms & Businesses.
Professional studies included, The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., The Art Institute of Boston; Illustration & Computer Graphics, The Corcoran School of Art, Maryland University and Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.
Invited to join Montgomery College’s Communication Arts faculty, Irene served as Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design from 2005 - 2009.She was Adjunct Graphic Design Professor at Columbia Union College 1988 & 1989. Irene was Substitute Digital Art & Studio Art teacher 2004 to 2020 and Media Assistant for Montgomery County Public Schools, MD from 2011 - 2019. Irene has presented her children’s picture books, The Dreamer & The Moon & The Ballerina & The Moon to MCPS, The Children’s Inn at NIH, bookstores and children’s events. Her books are approved by MCPS evaluation and selection. You may find them in MCPS Elementary Schools, local libraries or order them right here!
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Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. James 2:17