By Laurie Szostak
Illustrations by Tatyana Starikova
Tatyana Starikova is a designer and illustrator living in LaGrange, NY. Born in Ukraine, Tatyana began to draw and paint at a very young age and decided to study art, where she received a degree in fine arts and education.
Her education and career as a computer artist and graphic designer continued after moving to the United States. Tatyana worked as the in-house artist at a gift and party-goods company and then moved on to a graphic arts studio, where she began a busy freelance career.
Tatyana finds inspiration in almost anything that excites her, and she never knows where her new ideas might come from. Quiet walks in nature, listening to music, watching a movie, talking to an interesting person of any age, an unusual color combination—all of these scenarios could spark an idea for her.
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