Masha Novoselova Rassam

MASHA_NOVOSELOVA

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

My name is Masha. I was born in Russia, in a small town called Tula during Perestroika, so it was an interesting and particular childhood. At 17, I moved to Paris to work as a fashion model. A new world opened up to me. I was exposed to completely different cultures and people. I worked with creative stylists and photographers such as David Sims, Mario Testino and Craig McDean. I traveled the world and saw inspiring places while working for such brands as Chanel, Gucci, La Perla and Vogue. Six years ago, when my daughter was born, I decided to change my life and began studying graphic design in Paris. I earned a BA degree and decided to pursue an MFA degree. In my design I am influenced by my experiences as a model, by street culture and fashion. It will always be part of me.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Russia but live now in Los Angeles CA

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
I am a righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely the night owl

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Pippi Long-stocking

FAVORITE MOVIE?
All the movies of Andrei Tarkovsky, The Stalker probably is my favorite

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Stranger Things, of course

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Everything from late 70s to early 90s, from Tom Petty to Kraftwerk

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Anselm Kiefer

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
I like biographies; the last one was Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Naked Heart Foundation by Natalia Vodianova supports children with different disabilities

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Going to the park with my daughter

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Probably a space scientist

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
If you want to be happy, be – Leo Tolstoy, from my city in Russia
STWP: 47

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