My name is Ollie. I am better known under my professional name, Tea and Ink. I love illustration with a passion, the kind of passion that makes you stay up all night because you decided that you really needed to add 500 realistically-drawn ants to that final spread. My priority when working is coming up with a strong sophisticated idea, which is why I am flexible when it comes to visual solutions — whatever works best for that particular idea!
I was born in Russia, raised bilingual, and now I reside in the United Kingdom. I've got a BA (Hons) in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and a HE Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration from BHSAD (Moscow). I've participated in 6 group exhibitions, wrote and led several workshops and have sold some of my works to private collectors. Apart from illustration, I am greatly interested in everything that has to do with comics and photography.
Idea generation, lateral thinking, critical thinking.
Familiar with and interested in a variety of printing techniques, acrylic and watercolour painting, drawing inks and unconventional uses of traditional media.