OUR TEAM.

WE'RE HEADED BY TWO GALS.
WHO MET FRESHMAN YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL...
IN GRAPHIC DESIGN CLASS.

MARIA RAPETSKAYA
Founder & Creative Director

Inspired artist. Inspiring leader. Dedicated pay-it-forward give-backer.
Hands-on creating. Writing, speaking and occasionally teaching. Internationally honored, screened and published. Travel addict at sixty-six countries across six continents and counting. (Free travel tips with any project purchase.)

Teaching & Mentoring: 3% Conference, NYU, NYU School of Continuing & Professional Studies, She Runs It, University of the Arts.
Publications/Interviews: 99U, AIGA, Broadcasting & Cable, Business Rockstars, Brandchannel, Campaign US, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, HOW Design, POST Magazine, POST Perspective, Promax Daily Brief, SHOOT Magazine, Voice America.
Speaking: CoreConnect Conference, PromaxBDA Creative Entrepreneurs, Manhattan Edit Workshop, Motion, Pratt Institute, Self-Employment in the Arts Conference, She Runs It, SVG Graphics Summit (Committee Member).


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CATHY HUMPHREY
Executive Producer & Director of Operations

Budget magician. Scheduling wizard. Resource juggler.
Seventeen years of miracle-making, managing multi-million dollar creative companies. Cathy gives every project her all, big or small. Initiative-taker, prioritizer and multitasker. Personable at every turn. Proactive to a fault (as if that was even possible).

Notable Experience: Ten years on-site as Executive Producer of the US Open (Tennis ) Scoreboard Show. Director of Operations for two NYC post-production facilities. Seventeen years of live action producing at every level.


STEPHEN McNALLY
Lead Designer & Animator

Inventive. Curious. Analytical.
Stephen is the senior animator/jack-of-some-trades at UC. In a realm dominated by (2) females, he brings some Y-chromosome balance to the proceedings. Eight years into his career, he’s still young enough to bring fresh ideas, but old enough to have a go-to bag of tricks. When not animating, he’s attempting to juggle recent fatherhood with a demanding schedule of (rec) soccer.


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MIKAELA KALMAR
Design & Marketing Wizard

Upbeat. Resourceful. Dependable.
Mikaela is the newest addition to UC, juggling both creative and administrative roles. Designer, illustrator, creature-creator and occasional world traveler, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Forever dancing, regularly snacking and always ready for an adventure.