Julia Gomelsky
Julia Gomelsky
Julia Gomelsky is a designer/art director/photographer based in Santa Monica, California.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, back when it was still called Leningrad, Julia emigrated to the U.S. in 1978 along with her parents and twin sister, Victoria. She discovered her interest in photography and visual arts in high school and attended San Francisco State University, graduating in 2000 with a degree in Industrial Design (with an emphasis in graphic design).

Julia's passion is design of any form. In spring of 2009, she launched Vijous (vee-zhoo), showcasing her artwork. Combining the flair of a gallery with the convenience of the Web, the site was founded as a forum to display a series of quirky doll photographs. Having grown since then to house not only the Doll Collection but also a wide selection of art/illustration (My Pet Croc) and mixed media (custom paper mache on canvas), Vijous—the name is derived from a juxtaposition of Julia and her twin sister Victoria's first names—allows art lovers to purchase original artwork, from 4x6 postcards to large wall-hanging canvases.

Julia has worked as a web designer/art director in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her minimalist style is characterized by high contrast images that celebrate the mystery and mood of black and white film. She is particularly drawn to entrances and doorways but her body of work also includes portraiture, landscape and travel photography.

In summer 2013, Julia created Drawn for You, a custom illustration service that specializes in artwork for you, your partner, your friends, your parents, your coworkers, your kids, your pets and anyone else in your life that deserves to be reminded of why they're special! Her illustrations are frequently freatured on the Howard Stern Show social media channels and are very popular with the staff, fans and wack pack.

Contact juliag100@yahoo.com

Julia's artwork has been exhibited in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles, including a three month stint at Very Venice Art Gallery. She's been interviewed for an artist spotlight for an online publication as well as recently showing her "dolls" as the backdrop for K. Brunini Jewels at the Couture 2014 in Las Vegas. Stay up to date on her artwork on facebook, twitter and instagram (handles: vijous, dreamcatchrepat, drawnforyou).
Check out Julia's art and illustration
Vijous  Drawn for You  Dream Catch Repeat