Masha grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia. Much of her childhood was spent playing in the snow and the city’s grand baroque palaces, sharing funny stories, and making things out of found materials (a near necessity). Some years and geo-political zones later, that same improvisational spirit, scrappy imagination, and playful curiosity continue to motivate much of her life and work. Masha comes from 3 generations of kick ass female artists and a nuclear physicist dad. She also picked up some tips and tricks from the following rigorous schools: Life, St. Petersburg Academic Art Lyceum and the Cooper Union in NY, from which she holds a BFA. In 2002, Masha D’yans started a greeting card line featuring her watercolors inspired by nature, fairy tales, Japan and her refusal to grow up. The cards quickly caught the attention of taste-makers like Barneys NY and Louis Boston. Today her cards, products and picture books are found in many shops internationally. With contributions from Masha’s rebel artist and fashion designer mom, Masha D’yans Design offers sendable art and more for playful free-thinkers. In addition to her own line, Masha designs pop-up holiday cards for MoMA and calendars for Rizzoli. She’s done t-shirts and home collections for Urban Outfitters and Garnett Hill. Check out more at masha.com.