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Mikki 'Mercedes' Ulaszewski

Mikki 'Mercedes' Ulaszewski


I’m an artist and content creator currently based in Seattle, WA. With a background in photography and over 10 years in graphic design roles, I work as a media buyer during the day. When I’m not working, working on freelance projects, or my own personal art, you can find me deep into a book or manga. Or if its a nice day, outside enjoying the weather with a cold iced coffee. I truly believe in making the world better, one piece of art at a time. After a decade working in different sectors of industry, I’ve realized that art can really create change. In 2023, I plan to focus not only on my career, but pushing myself toward being a full time artist.

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I am always open to do commissions and freelance work.
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Art Shows

  • Small Works, Group Show, Indiana University Kokomo Gallery, Kokomo, IN, July 2023
  • Unwritten, Group Show, The Fishbowl, Seattle, WA, June 2023
  • SHIFT, Group Show, Slide (Sassafras) Gallery, Seattle, WA, April 2023
  • Swiftwater Bar, Solo Show Space, Rochester, NY, October 2020 – August 2022
  • Gallery Salon Client/Staff Appreciation Art Show, Group Show, Rochester, NY, November 2020
  • 4th Annual Visual Art Faculty Show, Group Show, Tap & Mallet, Rochester, NY, January 2020
  • Small Works Show, The Large Show of Small Works, Group Show, Lumiere Photo, Rochester, NY, November 2019
  • Buzz: Art of and About Bees, Group Show, RoCo Upstairs Gallery, October 2019
  • Art of the Book, Group Show, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY, August 2019
  • The RIT Alumni Show, Group Show, Lumiere Photo, June 2019

Academic Experience

  • Teacher, Rochester City School District, Rochester NY, 2018-present
    • Creation and teaching of courses for professional development to teachers and administration
    • Creation of a week-long high-level marketing plan PD
    • Creation of a week-long online social media 101 PD
    • Creation of customized PD for home school assistants and parent liaisons
  • Visiting Teacher, Edison Career and Technology High School, Rochester NY, 2018-present
    • Assisting in teaching specific aspects to the DMAC program students; grids, layout, social media strategy, freelance practices
  • Visiting Teaching, St. John Fisher, Rochester NY, 2019
      • Assisting in teaching social media to professionals in St. John Fisher’s program for administration certification


  • Digital Advertising Specialist, University of Washington C2
    Seattle, Washington
    Aug 2022 – Present
  • Senior Graphic Designer, Rochester City School District
    Rochester, New York
    Nov 2016 – Present
  • Marketing Coordinator, Rando Machine Corporation
    Macedon, New York
    April 2016 – Nov 2016
  • Digital Marketing Contractor, 13Thirty Cancer Connect
    Rochester, New York
    March 2016 – May 2017
  • Designer and Marketing Associate, Systems management Planning (SMP)
    Rochester, New York
    April 2014 – July 2015
  • Art Director, CL!X Portrait Studio
    Rochester, New York
    July 2012 – April 2014


  • M.S., Strategic Marketing, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2016
  • B.F.A, Visual Media, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2011
  • Certification, U.S. Public Policy, HarvardX, 2021


Programs I Use

Working Together

Companies I've worked with.