About Us

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

YLV Events & Design is an event design, planning and production firm born as a collaboration between two creative individuals with complimentary backgrounds and a shared passion for celebrating life with distinct artistic expressions.

Our philosophy and core values are built upon the principles of trust, reliability, integrity, seamless execution, innovation, creative problem solving, and representing our clients in the most authentic way possible, all while pushing the boundaries of our creativity.

We are passionate about what we do, and we are honored and excited to be a part of some of the most momentous occasions in our clients' lives.

  • Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

    - JAMIE PAOLINETTI -

MEET OUR TEAM

Julia (Yulia) Vinitskaya

DESIGNER AND PLANNER BASED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Julia Vinitskaya is a professional designer with degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Journalism. After getting her start helping run the fashion, lifestyle and concept stores under the H. Lorenzo brand name in Los Angeles (including the launch of HLNR, the first all-green certified designer concept store in the United States) Julia went on to co-found the Yulia Vital® fashion label, a women’s luxury ready-to-wear collection, which was showcased bi-annually during Paris Fashion Week.

Julia also expanded her design skills into space design and interiors, as well as branding and web-based design applications. Julia’s broad design interests found their ultimate destination at YLV Events & Design firm, which allows her to use and offer to YLV's clients all of her skills, talents and experiences in one complete package. Julia believes that the art of visual design is an invaluable tool of communication and she brings innovative designs and exquisite taste to any event she works on.

Lena Vinitskaya

DESIGNER AND PLANNER BASED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Lena Vinitskaya was raised around European culture with an early-age exposure to Art and Music. Since she was young she fell in love with high fashion, art and design, however she took a detour from her passion to pursue a successful career in technology and law in the corporate world. With degrees in Economics, Engineering and Law, she pursued a career as a business executive and intellectual property law professional.

Through the years she continued to be drawn to organizing and designing events and was involved in other artistic projects. As it is said that "All roads lead to Rome," Lena's journey brought her to co-founding YLV Events & Design. Lena shares with YLV's clients her passion for beautiful things, refined taste, business acumen, management and organization skills, as well as her impeccable attention to detail. Lena believes in embracing change and innovation, and she approaches each event with this philosophy.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

" I cannot say enough great things about the work Lena and Julia did on our annual Gala auction set-up. The auction was our most successful yet – thanks in very large part to their excellent design aesthetic and attention to detail. Lena and Julia are extremely creative, both in design, and in working with a non-profit budget. They’re hard workers, resourceful, and overall, a pleasure with whom to work. I would hire them both again in an instant! "

Lois W.
Director of Special Events and Donor Relations
Jewish Family and Children’s Services