Starboard is the creative studio of Jillian Perez Dudziak. She founded Starboard to have the freedom to work with people and projects that inspire her.
Armed with a deep desire to understand humanity, Jillian focuses on creating work that fosters positive change and has impact on her surrounding community. She specializes in creative direction, user experience and visual design. She has over a decade of experience working in commercial and academic creative industries and has developed creative work for award-winning filmmakers, photographers, artists, non-profits and organizations whose focus is to bring awareness to current social issues and injustices.
Jillian considers herself both a lifelong student and educator and believes in the importance of mentoring the next generation of creative minds. She has served as a panelist at the Better World by Design Conference hosted at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a Project M alumni and has taught courses in the Integrated Media Program at Mt. Hood Community College. She earned her BA in Digital Media and an MFA in Emerging Media from the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design.
Jillian currently resides on an old ranch in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Portland, Oregon with her husband and beloved chocolate lab, Gambit.