I am a Brooklyn-based children’s book illustrator, hand-crafter, and wood-cookie artist. I love all things creative, geeky, gorgeous. When I am not playing with my baby nephew or walking a certain floofy muse by the name of Cookie, I am creating and crafting something special for you.
I came to the United States after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and after many struggles, strive to champion marginalized communities in my work. I went from working for nonprofits to working on making today's illustrations more inclusive!
One of my accomplishments is co-illustrating a STEM children's book about a black girl-inventor for a nonprofit. My artworks have traveled a long way, having been displayed at the U.S. Capitol's Cannon Tunnel, Boston University, Stamford Art Association as well as Stamford ARTWALK, and also in a traveling exhibit that traveled 180 miles, to Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, and Toronto, ON, among others. I have illustrated for national businesses, a political party, and small businesses alike.