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Juliana Kolesova is an award winning graphics designer, illustrator and digital photographer. She received a master's degree in fine art and design from the Moscow School of Applied Arts. She then began her career as a painter and her pieces were displayed and sold in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe. Since that time she has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director for various companies in Moscow in both the advertising and publishing industries.
After relocating to Toronto, Juliana started her own design and illustration business. Her artistic abilities have been recognized through numerous national and international awards for her exquisite designs and illustrations. As an illustrator, Juliana is interested in creating enchanting, curious and captivating art from an emotional, historical and cultural approach. Influenced by the great classical paintings, historical photography, Japanese art and costume design, Juliana has added a creative portraiture to her body of works.
2009 • Award for book cover illustration: Applied Arts, Photography & Illustration International Contest, Canada Recent Awards 2009 • EXPOSE Award for a Series of Photographs: CAPIC National Contest, Canada 2005 • Award for book cover design: Applied Arts, Design & Advertising International Contest, Canada 2004 • Gold Prize for corporate design: XEROX National Graphic Design Competition, Canada Clients Harlequin Enterprises Bell Canada Ontario Hydro Royal Bank Xerox Evermore Publishing Orca Books Random House Bantam Scholastic Penguin Group Bloomsbury Publishing