Hi! I'm Ludmila—you can call me Ludi.
I'm a writer, editor, illustrator and creative strategist based in Brooklyn.
I'm the daughter of a Latina immigrant and an Eastern European refugee. My work seeks to uplift and center marginalized narratives and individuals, particularly women of color.
As a WRITER I explore themes of diasporic identity, sexuality, gender, displacement, and belonging. I am currently most interested in writing essays and investigative features.
As an EDITOR, I work with clients who need help refining their voice, smoothing over syntax, and developing more effective communication strategies.
As an ILLUSTRATOR, I provide promotional graphics, logo design, editorial illustrations, portraits—and anything else you desire—for individuals, businesses, magazines and more.
As a CREATIVE STRATEGIST, I support people and businesses who need help with copywriting, branding, marketing, social media, and vision-creation.
Why one Mississippi woman is walking 1,000 miles to Capitol Hill, bare-chested (The New York Times / Women in the World)
All of my reporting work for Levo League is here
America Chavez Gives Me Hope For Queers of Color Everywhere (Autostraddle)
Illustration & Design
Promotional Graphic Design
VR Character Design
Website Design (Squarespace)
Business Card Design
Pitch Deck Design
Social media strategy
Promotional copy editing
Spanish to English translation
Pitch editing and support
Have a project idea that's not listed? No worries.
Previous Design Clients (et al).
Coachella / Golden Voice
Jack Jones Literary Arts
Work Experience (et al.)
Deputy Editor & Creative Strategist
December 2017 to May 2018
June 2017 to November 2017
Freelance Illustrator & Designer
October 2016 to present
Freelance Writer & Editor
September 2015 to present
June 2017 to January 2018
B.A. Political Science (with Gender & Sexuality Studies)
The University of British Columbia
Volunteer & Advocacy Experience
Advocacy Counselor | Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS)
Youth Workshop Facilitator | Check Your Head
Rise Against Homophobia Steering Committee Member | Out In Schools
Development Volunteer | The David Suzuki Foundation
Direct Dialogue Fundraiser | Greenpeace
English (Native Speaker)
Spanish (Native Speaker)
I am currently taking on new clients!
If you have a project in mind please drop me a line. Even if it's just an abstract idea—let's make it happen.