Anya has always loved ‘testing out’ various pens and pencils at her mother’s stationary shop when she was growing up in Russia. She later moved to the U.K. at the age of sixteen, initially to study business, but was introduced to illustration almost by accident through an inspiring art tutor and decided to change her career path.
After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, she worked on many of illustration projects, including her debut illustrated picture book “Make a Face” (Pow!Kids). Anya also has an MA from Goldsmiths University and has been teaching Graphics & Illustration at CSVPA college, Cambridge.
Anya is inspired by nature and loves travelling. She also writes a blog about illustration and makes animated gifs for Instagram.