Sasha Chagina is an illustrator and teacher combing principles of the classical foundation of Art and experiments with materials, techniques, ideas, and approaches in her work.
She studied academic disciplines such as figural drawing and painting back in Russia, and then continued her education in Prague with Interactive Graphics at High school of Vaclav Hollar, exploring the fields of graphic design, animation, 3d, and programming.
Her short animated film Happiness was chosen for the student competition and was shown as part of the international animation festival ANIfest in 2012.
After graduating, she dedicated herself to working in graphic design, focusing on Packaging design in particular. She worked on designs for Nestle, Kofola, Pilsner Urquell, Bageterie Boulevard amongst others. In 2016 she worked on the redesign of Misa ice cream - A classic brand, which hadn’t change their designs for 30 years to that point.
At 2018 she decided to dedicate herself fully to illustration, which has been her passion for many years, working on commissions for corporate and private clients. She took part in Prague's Lustr illustration festival in October 2018.
Her illustrations combine analogue and digital mediums. Her favourite techniques include collage, paper cut, hand drawn and hand printed textures, physically made and then digitally post-produced.