Mission Statement

Art for Civil Discourse (ACD) is a project that brings communities together to spark conversation. Public art has great power to bring beauty and delight into people's lives and can build bridges between neighbors across identity lines. By inviting citizens from a range of socio-economic walks of life to share in the creation of public artwork, ACD helps to engage and inspire neighborhoods to dream, create and heal together. Public Art and art education are a part of a healthy community and have power to change lives. 

Inga Bard | Founder

Inga is a Ukrainian-American artist whose mission in life is to use art to make the world a more beautiful and a better place. She has been producing oil paintings and public murals for over a decade and oscillates between themes of beauty and socio-political narratives. In her art practice, she designs visual narratives that ask questions, kindle meditation, and provoke conversation. As the founder of Art for Civil Discourse, Inga creates spaces for citizens to meditate and converse on important issues through experiencing and sometimes even co-creating public artworks. 

During 2020, Inga co-founded Safety Net Fund and Paint the Void, two initiatives to help artists in the wake of Covid-19. Prior to that, she spent five years teaching art as Chair of Artistic Anatomy Department and principal instructor at Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and London Atelier of Representational Art, London.  Inga Bard’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Victorian and Albert Museum and Soho Fluorescent Festival in London, Museo Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy and more. Additionally she has been featured in publications such as The Art Newspaper, Juxtapoz, Artefact, The Moth Magazine, Level 25 Art Journal, and on the cover of Queer Magazine.

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Experience

Motion Tactic

Web Designer
Nov. 2020 – Present

Design digital experiences to help high growth Saas companies achieve their goals through creative strategy and technology

Create, re-think, and re-work client visual identities to position them as creative leaders in their field of expertise

Solve UX problems through thoughtful, empathetic problem solving

Design intuitive and purposeful UX/UI experiences to support client goals and objectives

Fervor Creative

Graphic Designer
Oct. 2018 – Nov. 2020

Design logos, brand guidelines, presentations and websites

Spearhead design and execution of front-end website designs that include initial site plans, wireframes, and prototypes

Collaborate with developers to create seamless UX/UI experiences and launch functional websites for both small and large companies

Support clients in on-going design and development of branded print and digital collateral as well as website maintenance beyond launch

Design and produce unique social media content

Work with Directors to clarify project objectives and become subject-matter experts for our clients in a variety of industries (ex: commercial real estate, healthcare and education)

Research current design trends to push the boundaries of branding while also maintaining consistency across multiple customer touch points

Creative Lisence
International

Graphic Designer
Sept. 2014 – April 2018

Worked closely with Creative Director to understand client needs and design appropriate environmental graphics for both decorative and wayfinding purposes in three different home design showrooms

Utilized knowledge of ratios and conversion methods to create specification decks with elevation layouts used to construct and install environmental graphics for five different large scale projects

Maintained and organized project files to enhance team’s productivity and work flow throughout the design and production process

Joybyte

Graphic Design Intern
June 2017 – Sept. 2017

Designed digital marketing campaigns for more than 10 direct-to-consumer small businesses that boosted customer engagement and brand affinity

Designed 10+ logos and corresponding brand guidelines

Collaborated with colleagues to create highly efficient work systems and continuously improve our knowledge and skills in the latest design software

The Enterprise Marketing Hub

Arizona State University
Graphic Designer
Sept. 2014 – Jan. 2017

Collaborated with Creative Director on high profile marketing campaigns that gained national exposure and increased enrollment in several national ranking programs

On-boarded two new student designers to facilitate their understanding of best practices, brand standards, and support their acclimation into the Hub work culture