My full name is Yulia Kryazheva, I live and work in Amsterdam.
Born and grown up in Novosibirsk (Siberia, Russia), I received MSc in Architecture and moved to the Netherlands. After a couple of years at architectural design studio's I'd realized that my interests were broader and I got a chance to work on very diverse projects: from concept development and UX for the websites and software, to creating museum maps and complex visual schemes, to assisting the Curator of Moscow Architectural Biennale and doing research in mass housing, to organizing roundtable discussions, workshops, conferences. These projects made me think very differently about the role of a designer – I started to appreciate its facilitating nature, instead of the "creator" one.
My interests lie on the crossroads of Architecture, Visual thinking, Complexity Studies & Urbanism, Placemaking, Maps, Psychology and Process facilitation.
I always engage my clients in the process, so we shape together a solution, which fits.
My languages are English, Dutch, Russian and a bit of French.