Hello and welcome to my corner of the online world.
Here you will find a collection of projects that visually represent my practice and my values. But before we get into that I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Sonia. I was born in Siberia, Russia, most likely where my love for fog, snow capped mountains, vast, cold oceans, and remote, solitary locations originates. I currently live in Calgary, Alberta where I spend my time exploring the outdoors, making shapes with my body in yoga, capturing, editing, and curating moments with my camera, expressing my wild mind in writing, and, of course, designing.
As my bachelor’s degree states I am a Graphic Designer, however, I would not define myself as one. Graphic design is simply my tool kit and stepping stone into a world beyond aesthetic. I am a visual communicator, a story teller, a content producer and curator, an influencer, and a passionate human being that values anything quality and everything genuine. My values as a designer aren’t far off from those as an individual. The first one is creating visuals that are based on functionality and purpose, eliminating all visual clutter to produce clarity in message. The second is engagement through storytelling. Those two theories are the foundation of everything I create and so far they have not let me down.
I have one more value; group dynamics. I am continuously astonished by the ideas, work, and creative mentalities that are brought to life by social interaction. My contact page is there for a reason. I would love to connect, chat over cyber space, over a coffee, on a hike through the rockies, and celebrate the beautifully wild ideas we generate.
Thank you for visiting,