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  • fem_brainstorm's Journal | Феминистские чтения

    September 6, 2015

    One of the pieces that I designed for the Online feminist conference: Woman in modern world that is taking place in late September. I look forward to it too because it is open to everyone! Well, you need to understand Russian language :)

    fem_brainstorm's Journal


  • Women in Politics New Approaches to the Political | Private Is the (In)Visible Public

    June 30, 2015

    Shooting the cover for this issue was a lot of fun! First time in a studio environment. Issue #4 of Women in Politics New Approaches to the Political is out! It reflects on the private as the (in)visible public. The authors investigate how public discourse and its governmental and sociocultural representations control private lives.

    Private Is the (In)Visible Public

    A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing. Marilyn Monroe


  • Me :)

    June 11, 2015

    Me according to a skilled artist who made this ultra-quick sketch (he hardly spent 5 seconds!) while taking my coffee order.

    Anna Zhyn


  • Status of Women Conference | December 6 Remembrance Day

    May 4, 2015

    The Status of Women Committee at work invited me to the conference this year as I worked on a design for it. Of course I went, had a great time with intelligent and wonderful women, and attended two workshops! As well, my poster for December 6 Remembrance Day was on display. I am always happy to work on human rights, gender or women's issues at work; and this assignment was very special for me.

    December 6 Remembrance Day

    "It has been 25 years since a lone gunman forced the females in a second year engineering class at École Polytechnique to line up against a wall. Twenty-eight women were shot, 14 women were killed. The Montreal Massacre of December 6, 1989 is a black mark in Canadian history. The rose, which has become the symbol of December 6, is different this year. It is not glamorous nor is it whole. It is disturbing; as were the events of December 6, 1989. It is unfinished; as were the lives of the 14 murdered women; as is our work to end the ongoing Violence against Women." Update


  • Blu Matter Project

    December 3, 2014

    I can't wait to go to this training tomorrow! A lot of work, fantastic team and here we go! Blu Matter Project. I worked on a layout and design of the textbook, posters and some other stuff.

    Blu Matter Project - HEAL


  • Ordinary Cycles

    October 24, 2014

    I started collecting photos of everyday life, ordinary objects and non-places in an Instagram project Ordinary Cycles. Join!

    Ordinary Cycles

    "The community of human destinies is experienced in the anonymity of non-place, and in solitude" - Marc Augé, Non-places. One ordinary cycle at a time.


  • Women in Politics New Approaches to the Political | "Public" Is The Politicized "Private"

    September 1, 2014

    We did it! Issue #3 of Women in Politics New Approaches to the Political is out! It explores the gendered effects of the Public/Private divide and investigates what can be revealed if the notion of “Public” approached as the politicized “Private”. I work on layout and the cover artwork.

    Public Is The Politicized Private

    Freedom is not a property that falls from the sky; it has its degrees, which depend on the position occupied in the social games (Pierre Bourdieu)


  • Girls 20

    August 20, 2014

    Girls 20 Summit kicks in today in Australia just shortly before the G20 2014 starts! I was lucky to be a little help by volunteering as a Graphic Designer. Girls 20's goal is to economically empower girls and women around the world. I met many great people working with them. Visit their website to find out more about what they do.

    Girls 20


  • Exhibition in Jet Fuel

    March 3, 2014

    My show is open at Jet Fuel Coffee Shop! so excited to have it in my favorite coffee place in Toronto. These guys are amazing. Come over for good coffee and art. I have two projects there: Dead can type and How bat are you?.


    Here is a poster:


  • Ride too slow

    January 15, 2014

    Some of my photographs on a friend's band EP: Ride too slow! yay

    Ride too slow


  • Holidays | feature shoot

    December 24, 2013

    Happy to be part of the group show 21 Photos to Get You In the Mood for the Holidays in beloved feature shoot.

    feature shoot


  • #Color | Snap Magazine

    December 10, 2013

    Full Colour photograph is featured in Colour, Snap Magazine, Winter 2013. "In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love". Marc Chagall

    Full Colour, Snap


  • A Million Little Pictures | Analog - 2

    October 12, 2013

    An update from the Brooklyn Art Library. I could not go to Brooklyn to see the exhibit but now it is possible to check it out on their official flickr page. Somehow they decided to take three of mine pictures. Youpiii! I have already posted one and voilà two more. There will be another exhibition in November too.

    Analog, Intitled #3


    Analog, Intitled #2


  • Blu Matter Project

    October 4, 2013




    Blu Matter Project


    Yesterday there was an official launch of the Blu Matter project – a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support people living with Depression and/or Bipolar Disorder. The first round of recipients has already started their yoga practice!

    I feel so grateful and lucky to be a part of that project volunteering as Graphic Designer. There are so many great people involved!

  • A Million Little Pictures | Analog

    September 27, 2013

    Tomorrow A Million Little Pictures | Analog exhibition opens in Brooklyn Art Library for two days.

    Analog, Intitled #1

    A Million Little Pictures is a project about capturing the world around you in different light. Participants were provided disposable cameras with 15 shots. Only two will be used to display to the public. I still don't know which two of my set of photographs will be on display but will find out soon.

  • Personal is Political | Cover design and magazine lay-out

    April 20, 2013

    Yesterday we picked up Women in Politics', Vol. 2, Personal is Political issue.

    Personal is Political Cover

    The cover art presents a street-art styled portrait of Nadia Khodasievitch-Léger, the suprematist (modernist) female artist of Belarusian descent whose art inspired Ferdinand Léger, Pablo Picasso and others. That was my first stencil art project and I enjoyed making it.

  • The Meal Project

    March 18, 2013

    On February 22nd at 12pm Eastern Standard Time, thousands of strangers from around the world sat down for a bite in unison and captured a shared experience at the exact same time. Here is my submission to the Meal 2013 project. Unlike my submission of 2012 this one doesn't contain an actual meal. I decided not to take any meal that day in solidarity with those who hunger.

    The Meal Project

    Enlarged picture as well as over 5,000 of other submissions can be found on official Art house Co-op flickr page.

    Action Against Hunger

  • The Things Found Series

    January 22, 2013

    The Things Found Series of the Art house co-op is a photography series where the aim is to capture an image of a common space. Something found be accident on the way to work, while sitting at a coffee shop, or maybe on an adventure.

    The Things Found Series

    I found this dollhouse while I was simply walking and taking pictures with my Diana+ camera for the first time. A plastic house shot with a plastic camera. Here is my submission and plenty of other interesting founds from all over the world.

  • The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Book

    December 13, 2012

    2012 Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Book has been released! The serie is available in five volumes and organized by theme (two themes per volume). Each volume is filled with spreads from all the sketchbooks participants contributed to the 2012 Limited Edition Sketchbook Project.

    The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Book

    I have just received my copy of Vol 2, Distance & Time and Time & the Way We Travel with a spread from my sketchbook Chaos. It is on page 24 by the way.

  • Welcome to the Web site!

    December 2, 2012




    I would like to thank all of my friends who helped make this happen!