My full name is Yulia Kryazheva, I live and work in Amsterdam.
I was born and had grown up in Novosibirsk (Siberia, Russia), where I received MSc in Architecture with a thesis on the complex and beautiful semantics of a traditional Slavic dwelling. After moving to the Netherlands and working at several architectural studios I had realised that I was more interested in the "soft" side of architecture and design: people and their experiences than the technology itself. Inspired by that, I worked on diverse projects: from concept development and UX for websites and software, to creating museum maps and complex visual schemes, to assisting curator of Moscow Architectural Biennale and doing research in mass housing, to organising roundtable discussions, workshops and conferences. These projects taught me about a different role of a designer: I started to appreciate its facilitating nature, rather than the creator one.
I always engage my clients in the process, so we shape together a solution, that works.
My languages are English, Dutch, Russian and a bit of French.