Maria Doreuli is the founder of an independent studio Contrast Foundry, a type designer, creative director and educator. Originally from Moscow, she relocated to California and opened her second company in the US. Maria believes in the power of emotion and challenging yourself. Traditional and experimental, self initiated and commercial, her projects have been honored by many international awards—ADC, Communication Arts, Morisawa, Red Dot and Type Directors Club (New York) among others. In her free time Maria likes to go overlanding and bake sourdough bread.