Lyudmila Lavrentyeva, NJ USA Member Since December 2006 Artist Statement Lyudmila Lavrentyeva was born in beautiful town Uzhgorod, in Transcarpathia. Graduated from Uzhgorod School of Applied and Decorative Arts - metals department. Moved to US with her family in 1989. Also graduated from Parsons School of Design NY- illustration department in 1994. For 8 years worked at a fast paced children's book company as a graphic designer. Today Lyda works as a freelance illustrator, graphic (and web) designer at her NJ studio.