Web Design Company – Centauria


(855) 633-0072

Zhenya Beck, Award-winning Digital Marketing & Web Development Consultant, Strategist

Centauria Design
design@centauria.com |e-mail

Zhenya Beck, MA Journalism, founder of Centauria Design, Vancouver web development company. Graduate of UBC/DAA Award of Achievement in Digital Analytics. Award-winning journalist turned designer, web developer, online marketer and entrepreneur.

Available for contract work: online marketing strategy, search engine marketing, website optimization.

Qualifications summary: Over 17 years of expertise in Internet development with the last 13 years in managing web development company in Northern California and British Columbia. Helped multiple businesses, government and NGO clients to be found online. Digital marketing specialist, web content writer and search engine optimization specialist with proven track record of success. Delivered organic first-page and #1 placements on Google, Yahoo and MSN/Bing for thousands of search terms to Centauria's clients. Conceptual thinker, possessing high work ethic and combining "the skills and talent normally found in multiple departments of a design firm," as summarized by Robin Reed, legendary headhunter of technology talent in Silicon Valley that recruited top executives for Amazon, Google, eBay and Facebook.

Interesting facts: Zhenya's track record of success started very early. Straight A student from first to last grade, she won multiple math, physics and writing competitions. At age 12 her first article was published in a local newspaper. At age 14 she won a regional creative writing contest and was part of a tour reading poetry at concert halls and factories in the Soviet Union. Right after graduation with the Masters degree in Journalism, she landed a position in one of the largest regional newspapers in Russia. She wrote on social, cultural and environmental issues, interviewed governors and business leaders, scientists, academics, politicians, celebrities and even cosmonauts. She won multiple awards for her work, and her articles on environmental issues became a part of Irkutsk State University funded study and a collection of its library.

After emigrating to the US and while raising two gifted children with much help of her super-hero husband, she started her own business and got trained in marketing, graphic design, web design and multimedia, SEO and Web Analytics. Always top of the class.

Professional Experience

Centauria Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
July 2003 - Present


Freightera, Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 2014 - Present

AdvertIsland Web Design Studio, Nevada City, CA
September 1997 - January 2000


Sovetskaya Molodyozh, Irkutsk, Russia
December 1993 - July 1996

Areas of Expertise

Online Marketing
Search Engine Optimization
Web Content Development
Graphic Design
Logo and Corporate Identity Design
Web Design and Development
Web Analytics


2013 UBC/DAA Award of Achievement in Digital Analytics, UBC, Vancouver, BC
2003 Graphic Design Certificate, Sierra College, California
2003 Illustrating Certificate, Sierra College, California
2003 Multimedia Certificate (not completed), Sierra College, California
1993 Master of Arts in Journalism, Irkutsk State University, Russian Federation
1988 State Music School Graduation
1988 Russian Federation Medal for Excellence High School Graduation


Public Speaking

2004 Take Your Business Online - Presentation at The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC



1988 High-School Graduation with Russian Federation Silver Medal for Excellence

1993 Journalist Union of Russian Federation Award for the best coverage of student issues

1996 Journalist Union of Russian Federation Award for the best coverage of environmental issues

2000-2003 Sierra College, California Principal List

1994 Netdiver Design Forte Award 

2013 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development, Best Transportation Website

2013 UBC/DAA Award of Achievement in Digital Analytics

Professional Membership and Affiliation

2013 Member of SEMPO Canada
2002-current Member of US Graphic Artists Guild
2002 Member of International Association of Webmasters and Designers
1996 Member of Journalist Union of Russian Federation


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