Yelena was born in Moscow and raised in Brooklyn. The strange mix of identities constantly inspires her art and professional work.
She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, majoring in Communication Design and Technology, with a focus on motion graphics. While living abroad in Sydney, Australia, Yelena began working for a number of TV shows, creating special effects and on-air graphics.
Since being back in NY, Yelena has focused more on her illustration work, incorporating pen, ink, and watercolors to create vibrant characters.
Follow her latest drawings on her Instagram @yelenamirch.