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About me

Contact Sofya Dushkina
Sofya Dushkina illustrator
Location Reykjavik


Reykjavik, Iceland

Hi there!

Thank you for being here.

My name is Sofya and I'm an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Reykjavik, Iceland.

I was born in the snowy Siberian part of the Soviet Union and grew up spending most of my time interacting with nature in the woods. Every summer was full of wonders for me in my grandmother's garden. Among nature I thought about myself as a fairytale character, pretending to be a princess or an elf from The Lord of the Rings. And every tree and flower was part of a fairytale world. My fantasy was running wild!

Childhood photo of Sofya Dushkina

Then my journey continued in the Academy of Architecture and Arts in my home town Novosibirsk, where I studied graphic and product design. Since then I have tried myself in different types of design, but soon realized that I liked drawing and making things the most.


In 2010 "The Great Adventure" happened that turned my life upside down. My husband and I moved to Iceland. It was a very challenging but truly transformative experience. Years have passed and we are still here, falling in love with this country more and more, raising our amazing daughter. The free spirit of Iceland and its magical nature never stop to amaze me, and give me a lot of inspiration.

I spend most of my days working in my small studio in our home in Reykjavik, enjoying my experiments with different mediums and techniques in my illustrations and art journals. I enjoy creating in vector and raster, as well as traditional techniques. My favorites are ink, watercolor and acrylic.

If I am not drawing you can find me riding my bicycle or wandering in the woods again (like in my childhood). And I constantly craft different things: I like to knit cardigans with intricate patterns, create embroidery and toys, paint rocks and walls, you name it!  If I could, I would cover the whole world with colors and patterns.

I will be happy to help you with your project.

Please contact me if you are interested in working with me or have any questions.

Sofya Dushkina in her studio paints


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