Born to a family of artists and designers, it came as no surprise that Olga Griesinger developed an early passion for drawing. Growing up in Minsk, Belarus, and has started art school at age seven and hasn’t stopped making art ever since. “Both of my parents studied interior design, my mom worked in architecture and then became an art teacher, my father is a graphic designer and photographer,” she shared with The Design Kids. “Drawing, painting, any kind of creativity were always encouraged in me since a young age.”
Throughout her childhood, she distinctly remembers drawing two kinds of things: funny animals and characters (before she started to read) and words and letters (after learning how to read). “I think it is only natural that after years of practicing both I became a greeting card graphic designer and illustrator, she concludes.”
Now she works full time at the letterpress greeting card company Elum Designs, as both graphic designer and illustrator. Her skills are pretty much endless. In addition to having a layout, typography, and photography skills, she’s also able to create unique illustrations in almost any style or technique.
“I get to have fun coming up with concepts (illustrations as well as words) for greeting cards of all sorts of occasions, which are printed in a beautiful old (and complicated to learn) technique of letterpress,” she says. “I also get to design stationery collections and products, gift-wrap and gift bags, which are later sold in stores like Papyrus, Homegoods, Marshalls, TJ-Max, and Clintons.”
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