Dasha started making art at a very young age. She found that art was a safe outlet to express what she was feeling. She developed many original characters and the world they lived in. After years of making art in private, Dasha began sharing her work and gained lots of support from her church community. She joined Make Studio in April 2015. While at Make Studio, Dasha wants to create more female cartoon characters she has developed in her head.
Though most of her work is original character designs, she is also drawn to making more expressive non-representational work. In her words, “I do when the spirit says do.” She likes to take ideas and concepts and put her own spin on them in order to give the viewer a different perspective. Dasha uses many two-dimensional mediums including watercolor, acrylic, markers, sharpies, colored pencils, and collage. Outside of Make Studio, Dasha enjoys playing piano, watching the Muppet show, riding her bike at the skate park, playing soccer with her neighbors, and going on crazy adventures. She is about to begin a new job as a janitor through Diversco ABM. Dasha is a graduate of Compass Academy.