From Russia With Love

ADESTRA Design Studio

Back in September Mike was invited to speak at The European Conference of Iranian Studies held at the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I tagged along and while we he was doing his thing I took the opportunity to reach out to a few design studios to get a peek inside someone else’s creative space. One of the studios I was lucky to meet with was All Design Transparent (ADESTRA). I met with the studio’s founder Anastasia Yakovleva for coffee at a local cafe and talked with her about her studio and design background before heading over to see the space.

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The studio was charming and full of design inspiration. She shared some of the projects she was working on which included corporate branding projects and logos as well as design work she was doing for her own wedding. It was great meeting the team and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to see like-minded designers in a new place. I definitely encourage reaching out to designers and studios when traveling. It’s a great way to make connections and to see how others work. It also makes your travels all the richer.

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