Marina has a master's degree in Chemistry, but never worked as a scientist. Right after graduation, she changed her mind and career, took a post-grad design course, and started as a junior designer in an interior design magazine. Marina has been working in advertising since 1998 and during that time she worked mostly with clients from the automotive sector, including Russian dealerships for Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, GM and others. In 2000, Marina started her own design company and ran it for 16 years until she moved to Canada. Her main area of expertise is visual identity and ad campaigns. Marina also enjoys mentoring junior designers and sharing her knowledge about the industry and creative process. When she’s not at work, Marina loves fishing, taking long car trips and doing countless DIY projects.