I spent my early childhood in the forests of Central Russia, minding goats and gathering berries, then moved all the way to the Arctic Circle, the Kola Peninsula, where I could be seen either with a book or outdoors. Or outdoors with a book.
At 15 years old, I made another strong move – to Vancouver, BC, where I soon graduated from Burnaby South high school with a film camera in my hand and made an honest attempt at becoming a technical writer at Douglas College. That's when my rebellious streak kicked in and sent me to Moscow, Russia for the next 8 years to meet great people, have bold adventures and make a living as a photographer. Actually, photography was the living.
Vancouver kept calling my name though and eventually I came back here for good, discovered Graphic Design (as an occupation for myself) in 2011 and mindfulness (as a way of living) in 2016 and have been pursuing both ever since. In my spare time I keep a journal in InDesign format and learn how to play a ukulele.