Erica Schultz Yakovetz
www.erica-schultz.com | erica.yakovetz.com
graphic design |
Erica is a graphic designer, Judaica artist, writer, community organizer,
vocalist (mezzo-soprano) and performer.
After almost 25 years in Boston and NYC, she returned home to Northwest Indiana in April 2014.
She grew up in Valparaiso,
exurb college town about an hour outside of Chicago.
After graduating from Brandeis University in 1993, she
converted to Judaism in February 1996,
at the age of 23. For the ensuing 15 years, she was deeply involved at
Temple Beth Shalom (the Tremont Street Shul)
in Cambridge, MA, and subsequently at
Town & Village Synagogue in lower Manhattan.
For almost 20 years, Aaron was the only thing she ever thought would be worth coming back to Indiana for. In 2014, she finally married him
and moved into his family home in Merrillville, where they live on 5.5 acres amid several dogs and cats, a vast collection of Star Wars memorabilia, and a slightly less vast collection of musical instruments.
She is popularly known as the Human Jukebox and will take all comers at
Encore. She still maintains the only
known fan site for 1990s Brandeis campus band Falling August.
She is a staunch supporter of
and Medical Students for Choice,
and a rabid adversary of
supermarket "rewards" cards
and the TSA.
Other things in which she takes a particular interest:
Peanuts (although no relation to Charles Schulz)
The Hebrew alphabet
Languages and linguistics
Healing modalities ranging from psychotherapy to bodywork
Contra dancing, in
NYC, and now
Puzzles and games, especially crosswords and such board games as
Apples to Apples
and Scrabble™ (plus, of course,
In general, the more verbal the better.
Not, in general, computer games, except for
Kingdom of Loathing (online) and
Animal Crossing (Nintendo GameCube).
She had for many years the username
This legacy is preserved today in her line of shiny candylike 1" buttons,
She built this website by hand in HTML. She can
do that for you, too.
Click the button at right to
submit a design project inquiry online.