Hello! Welcome to my page!
My name is Elena Klykova. I was born and raised in Leningrad. For the last 13 years I've lived in Helsinki, Finland.I've always loved art and especially drawing. It became my profession. I graduated from a well known Leningrad School of Industrial Arts named after V.I. Muckhina. It was renamed to Sankt Petersburg Academy of Industrial Art and Design.
I've worked as a designer for more 30 years and have gained valuable experience in this field. For many years I've been working as a graphic designer in publishing industry.My work included corporate identity, magazines, books, advertising, packaging, labels and much, much more. I also illustrated several children books.
I've always liked to do things with my own hands. Perhaps because that's what I did for many years when I worked as general art designer for children's puppet theater. When working on a new show, among my many responsibilities were sawing costumes, making puppets and marionetes, making and setting up decorations and props, advertising and a lot more. Besides, I was teaching kids to draw and to make some attributes by their own hands which would help to develop in children imagination and improve their creativity.
Some of my works are on the PORTFOLIO page.