Victoria is a trained architect turned children's illustrator and author, as well as editorial illustrator.
She grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied architecture and urban design at Cooper Union and Columbia University. Victoria's inspiration is fueled by urban landscapes but also by fantasy, possibility, and imagination. Her other passion is experimenting with digital and traditional art tools... and in particular, pushing the boundaries of watercolor digitally.
Victoria's first author-illustrator book, Building Zaha: The Story of Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid, came out in 2020 to starred reviews. She is now working on new books dedicated to introducing young readers to architecture.
In the editorial sphere, Victoria's work with major media and corporate clients centers around architecture as well as design, urban themes, style, fashion, and diverse people.
Victoria lives and works just outside NYC.
For picture books inquiries, please contact Rebecca Sherman at Writer's House
Awards and Recognition
Society of Illustrators Annual Gold Medal in the Advertising Category, 2023
Kirkus Best Picture Books of the Year List 2022
Horn Books Book Fanfare List 2022
Sydney Goddard Prize for Social Justice 2022
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2020, 2021, 2022
Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Honor 2020
Image of the Book Grand Prize, Non-Fiction Picture Books, 2020
Amazon Editors Best Non-Fiction Books, 2020