Marina has a master's degree in Chemistry, but never worked as a chemist. Right after graduation, she changed her mind and career, took a one-year post-grad design course, and started as a junior designer in a publishing house in Saint Petersburg. Marina has been working as a graphic designer since 1998 and finished her career in Russia as an art director. During that time, Marina worked mostly with clients from the European automotive sector, including Russian dealerships for Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Renault, and others. In 2000, Marina started her own design company and ran it for 16 years until she moved to Canada. Marina’s main area of expertise is generating visual ideas for ad campaigns. When she’s not at work, Marina loves fishing, taking long car trips, painting walls, and grilling and beering with friends.