PROJECTS

Oddbee Design Studio

Oddbee is an innovative and lean design and web development studio. We create custom-tailored web and mobile solutions that help our clients, big or small, succeed online and offline.

Oddbee Studio Website

Draw By Night Toronto

I organize a social drawing event in Toronto. Once every 2 months over 60 illustrators, designers and art enthusiasts get together in a bar to draw to a certain theme and have fun.

Next Event

Illustration

By nature of my work I do commercial illustration once in a while. However most drawings in my artistic portfolio are personal works, created for friends and family and inspired by highly emotional episodes in my life.

Illustration work

Photography

I travel a lot and I always keep my camera with me. Here you can find a collection of beautiful people and moments as I see them through my viewfinder

Burning Man Photos

ABOUT

KATERINA LYADOVA

I am a Toronto-based web designer and digital art director. With a few other partners I run design studio Oddbee.

In my career I went a long way from print advertising to web design to finally find my passion in creating highly sophisticated interactive interfaces and user experience design. I created websites, mobile apps and online games for clients like eBay, Kijiji, Lego, Disney, Hasbro, World Vision, 500px and many others. As a part of the amazing Visible Media family, I directed and designed more than 15 online games for kids. I was also an Art Director on eBay Fashion Emerging Markets app for Russia and Brazil. Working with bigger clients doesn't let me forget what it is like to support older browsers and I am very familiar with the challenge of designing for different mobile devices.

I hold a degree in Linguistics and a diploma in Visual & Digital Arts – an unlikely combination to some, but I see the duo as two sides of one unity; communication that is both verbal and visual. I have mastered the fine art of visual conversations and I take great pride in creating an appealing message that is both concisely communicative and visually informative. Coming from a Linguistics background and being a Russian-speaking/French-understanding designer in Canada, I participated in many multilingual projects.

Illustration is one of my biggest passions. I draw and I organize Draw by Night in Toronto. I am also a self proclaimed geek, and yes, I can code. I love figuring out how things work and anticipating how people will be interacting with my products. I love designing the experience and making it beautiful. Most importantly, I love what I do.