Ekaterina Smirnova is an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and author from Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia. She has been a member of the Art Students League of New York since she moved to the United States in 2006. At league events, she has won awards in printmaking and oil and watercolor painting. She had the honor of being the artist in residence at ASL of NY for June 2010. Smirnova's graphic design skills were formed at the School of Visual Arts and were polished at various companies, where she has had roles spanning from web design to interior design.