Sasha Avrutina

Creative Strategist & Design Researcher

The Lexicon

Sasha is a designer devoted to improving local and global food systems. She is currently a designer for the Lexicon of Sustainability and a user experience designer at LiteFarm.

After receiving her B.F.A in Communication Design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Sasha worked at Blend developing advertising campaigns and brand identities. Looking to be involved in socially-driven work, she went back to school to receive her M.A. in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. During this time she was a fellow for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center as part of the Performance Improvement and Innovation team.

Sasha was part of a team that developed MyOak Market, an online platform intended to facilitate reciprocal connections between local food producers and people experiencing food insecurity. The market proposal was selected as a finalist for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge and gave Sasha the opportunity to participate in the Biomimicry Launchpad, an entrepreneurial incubator. This work catapulted her interest in food systems.