Jenia Myagkov insists that creativity is, literally, in her blood. Growing up in Russia, surrounded by several generations of artists and craftsmen, she always assumed that some type of creative outlet was simply a basic fact of life.
Jenia and her family arrived in New York, without knowing English, when she was a young teenager. Chemistry won out over pre-med in college, which was followed by several years at a small pharmaceutical lab. But all those projects that filled her home and her personal time - quilting, painting, doll making - eventually hinted to her that she “could do something even more fun than chemistry”. This led to a textile design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and a position, after graduating in 2005, as a designer in POLLACK’s Studio.