That's me
My full name is Ekaterina Shashina,
but I prefer Kate Shash
I am a graphic, typographic & book designer based in Moscow with a high desire to work across the world
I can design identities, books & editorials, web sites, make brand campaigns, work with typography, prefer to limit myself to typography and books, manage projects, work in a group and fit in the deadlines. I can fluently speak English and make work by hands. I like structuring things and also prefer people who are thinking with their heads.
Hard skills
Who's your InDesign lady?
Adobe: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premier
MacOs: Numbers, Keynote, Pages
By hand: Book Binding, Calligraphy, Lettering
Languages: Russian (native), English (fluent)

Soft Skills
A little bit of talking, maybe?
Print Management
Outsource worker
Communicator
Tutor & Speaker
Higher Education
2008 – 2016
Bachelor of Arts
University of Hertfordshire
British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow
Work Experience
I used to work since 2007, however, I think, my school and after-school works are not the relevant.
2020 – present
Ladies, Wine & Design, Moscow
Curator & Organiser, Content maker, Moscow Mommy
2017 – present
Sketchbook Me
Owner & Creator of handmade sketchbooks
2017 – present
British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow
Visiting lecturer
2016 – present
Kate Shash Design
Designer & Art Director
2015 – 2016
Soft Culture
InDesign & Illustrator & Portfolio tutor
2014 – present
Markets (Lambada, BHSAD show, Pen Show, Girlanda, Typomania)
Seller & Manager
2010 – 2016
Freelancer
Typography, Books, Identity
2009 – 2010
Make It All
Junior Designer
Publications & Awards & Events
I like to be a speaker at podcasts, sometimes people ask me to make a lecture about my work. Most of my recent articles are available in my blog.
Apr, 2019
lecture
'About Projects with strict deadlines'
Speaker at UNBLVBL
Jan, 2019
podcast
About Design & Sketchbooks
Busy Podcast
2016
lecture
Britanka ArtsCool with Derek Breen
Visiting Lecturer
2016
award
'Life's Work'
The first undergraduate in Russia with Membership in International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD)
2016
exhibition
BA (Hons) Degree Show
BHSAD, participant
2015
lecture
SoftCulture with MArchi
Speaker
2015
master-class
'One day with letters'
Master-class with orphans about typography with BHSAD
2015
exhibition
BA (Hons) Degree Show
BHSAD, participant
2014
exhibition
Body Machine Exhibition
BHSAD, participant & organisator
2014
exhibition
BA (Hons) Degree Show
BHSAD, participant
2013
award
'What the Pack'
Student Concept of the year, visit here
2013
exhibition
Foundation Graduate Show
BHSAD, participant
2012
publication
'Painting or Digital Art'
Contemporary Art and Problems of Design School
Courses
2019
Calligraphy
Studio of Calligraphy La-Graphos
2018
Calligraphy & Lettering
Studio U0026
2011-2012
Graphic Design
National Design Institute