Young illustrator, originally from Russia,moved to the Czech republic when she was thirteen years old. She graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and continues to work in the city. She often uses mythological motives and symbolism in her illustrations that are regularly published in print media as well as books. Her screen-printed graphics are much favored interior decorations. Maria’s project for Pragtique captures traditional Czech symbols and atmospheres elegantly affiliated in a delicate crest on a post card.