Ksenya Samarskaya "You're Saying Bye for the Last Time and Never Seeing These People Again"

About this episode

Designer and Typographer Ksenya Samarskaya has an amazing story to tell. Rich and Ksenya talk about how she, her mother, and her grandmother fled Russia as Jewish refugees during the fall of the Soviet Union. They lived among various refugee communities overseas before eventually settling in the Pacific Northwest, where Ksenya began her creative journey, leading her to work at firms like Hoefler + Frere-Jones and Apple, and eventually starting her own firm Samarskaya + Partners. Donate to Help Families Separated During the Mississippi Raids: actblue.com/donate/ms-raids

About the show

First Generation Burden is a series of conversations with immigrants the children of immigrants. It is a platform to celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in this America. Also, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.

Rich Tu is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is also first generation Filipino-American and who cares about culture and the future.

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