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Natalia Yamshchikova

Illustrator

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Hello!
My name is Natalia, I am a painter, graphic designer and illustrator. I graduated B. Ioganson St. Petersburg State Academy Art Lyceum (School of Painting) in 2001. I then studied at Baltic University of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication’s (BUFLIC) at the Graphic Design department. After graduation I worked as a graphic designer in a design studio for several years before returning to my passion – drawing.
At the moment I work as a freelance designer and illustrator. Usually I work in mixed media. I draw by hand and also on the computer. I enjoy mixing different materials such as paper, cardboard, tempera, pencils, markers, ink, applications, and much more.
When I am not drawing I enjoy making art dolls and taking pictures. I also really like animation and dream about my own cartoon project.
In the future I would like to illustrate books and magazines, so they’ll become special and memorable. Children book illustration inspires me a lot too. The tactile contact with the paper or a page from the book seems to me as a very important part of our lives and I passionately want to participate in this process.

Work Experience

Ltd Alsima-Expo

Graphic designer

Graphic design
Prepress
July 2005 - January 2008 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Printing House Diton

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graphic design
Illustration
Prepress
March 2008 - February 2011 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Amphora Publishing

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graphic design
Illustration
Book design
Prepress
May 2011 - October 2011 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Education

B. Ioganson St. Petersburg State Academy Art Lyceum (School Of Painting)

Bachelor of Arts

The B. Ioganson St. Petersburg State Academy Art Lyceum is contains three divisions: painting, sculpture and architecture. I studied painting.
September 1995 - June 2001 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Baltic University Of Foreign Languages And Intercultural Communication’s (BUFLIC)

Master's degree, Graphic design

October 2004 - June 2008 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Languages

English (Beginner),
Russian (Native),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Book Design, Book`s Cover Design, Books For Children, Children Book, Collage,, Doll, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photo, Sketching, Wacom Tablet,