Born in Moscow in 1975, Victoria Sarapina studied communication design at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences. Having worked at various design agencies as a permanent employee or freelancer, she founded her studio Manufaktur für Grafikdesign in 2005. As a native Russian her passion is Cyrillic typography. Through in-depth experience with type she gained profound knowledge of typesetting as well as microtypography and became very familiar with the Russian market. Victoria Sarapina is an ambassador for Cyrillic typography at the tgm, the typographic society of Munich. Her work has won several international awards.