My name is Victoria Long, otherwise known as Vika, and I am a burgeoning graphic artist and designer who uses beautiful Laguna Beach and travel adventures as inspiration. My projects and interests are multifaceted and multidimensional, and include drawing from still life and live models; exploring mediums such as oil paint, watercolor, charcoal, graphite, and ink; conceptual and nature photography; typography; 2D and 3D design; computer graphics; packaging, woodburning, videography, motion graphics, and brand identity.
My creative career began in Laguna Beach High School, blossomed at Saddleback Community College, and flourishing at Laguna College of Art and Design where I graduated in 2019.
Since then I have joined the global packaging team at Mary Kay Headquarters in Dallas Texas where I currently reside. On the sidelines, I am working towards launching Peachy Design, a design company focused on finding brand and strategy solutions for small businesses.
Laguna College of Art + Design
Laguna Beach, California
Graduated with BFA in Graphic Design and Digital Media (2019).
Teacher's Assistant for Graphic Design 1 (2017) and Fundamentals of 3D Graphics (2018). Attended Internship as a Studio Art Assistant for Mixed Media Artist in San Clemente, CA (2017).
Mary Kay Global
Internship for the Global Package Design Team (2019); contributed to Brand-ID development, packaging, trend collection, and global initiatives. Transitioned into contractor for Global Package and Corporate Design (2020-2023); built 3D assets for Mary Kay's virtual retail space Suite 13, contributed to marketing/corporate initiatives, created packaging and designs for 60th Anniversary, Sustainability, Brand Campaigns, and corporate initiatives.
Saddleback Community College
Mission Viejo, California
Received CSU GE & AA in Studio Arts Diploma in June 2016.
Wild's Animal Supplies
Dana Point, California
Store Management, Sales Counter, Retail Space Planning,
Visual Display and Artwork Curator.
PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS
Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach, California
Cast Member Volunteer; featured in live paintings:
Oath of the Horatii (2012), Pageant of the Monsters (2013),
Psycho 1960 Movie Poster (2013).
Virtual Enterprise International
Lake Elsinore, California
CEO for Student-Run Virtual Enterprise Class,
Coordinated Small Business Model,
Attended Networking Conference Committee.
SBA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School
Corona Norco, California
Teacher's Assistant for Grade 1st through 6th,
Office Assistant for Front Office Staff.