Katya Dmitrieva

Book and Digital Media Student

Katya Dmitrieva

About me

In Russia I received fundamental education in linguistics at Moscow State University for the Humanities (mggu-sh.ru). During my studies I covered contrastive and comparative linguistics, international communications, stylistics, English lexicology and phonetics.

My life has always been somehow intertwined with books. Since childhood I was a passionate reader and even accumulated a beginners library comprising my favourites. During teenage years, magazines became my new obsession, I was gulping Vogue, People, National Geographic since I was 14. Step by step, I realised that publishing business is my life. That is why I had no hesitation choosing the major when browsing through the University of Leiden programs.

In Moscow I was part of Conde Nast International (condenastinternational.com) publishing house, and also organised Conde Nast Digital Day conference in 2015 and 2016.

Skillset

Languages:

Prior Knowledge

Adobe Illustrator, Adibe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Coral Draw 12, Final Cut Pro X.

Expectations

I believe that the Book and Media Studies program will be a perfect chance to expand and deepen the knowledge I already have in the area of book and magazine publishing.

Today publishing business is facing a burning problem of print-to-digital transition, so to find or contribute to a possible solution, I know I need a comprehensive research of all possible sources from first manuscripts to the World Wide Web data.