Masha D'yans

In 2002, not long after graduating from Cooper Union, New York artist and Russian-born fashionista, Masha D'yans, launched a greeting card company based on her life-long passion for painting. Her vibrant, playful watercolors, which draw inspiration from Japanese art and Russian fairy tales, quickly caught the attention of stores such as Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Barnes & Noble, and Target. Masha has since gone on to design collections for a wide array of clients, including holiday cards for MoMA, home decor and apparel for Urban Outfitters, bedding for Garnet Hill, and calendars for Rizzoli. A classically trained painter and graphic designer, Masha recently turned her talents to children's books and her debut Razzle-Dazzle Ruby was published by Scholastic in fall 2011 ( Eric Carle said of the book, "I love Masha's super-duper Razzle-Dazzle Ruby. The pictures and words in this first-time picture book glide and sing and zippity-zing on every page! I am already looking forward to her next book." Masha's latest book, A Poem As Big As New York City, was published fall 2012 and featured in the New York Times Sunday Metro section. Check out Masha’s website at and the book trailer highlighting Razzle-Dazzle Ruby's dazzling movable parts here.



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