Mariya was born in Ukraine, moved to Philadelphia and stayed through her college days at Tyler School of Art where she studied Graphic Design. Post college she moved to Kansas City to where she created artwork for Hallmark Cards. She now lives in New York City and illustrates for Paperless Post. When she's not drawing at work, you can find her playing with her baby hedgehog at home, and most likely drawing some more.

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