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Meet Creative People | 遇见创意人士 Alëna Olasyuk


Craft and creativity continues to grow in China, none of which would be possible without the inspired and daring minds behind the ideas and production. We are asking the creative community in China five fun questions to learn a little bit more about the people behind this burgeoning industry.  Hope you enjoy! If you think you should be profiled or you know someone creative who should be profiled send an email to


Alëna Olasyuk
CHI media and CHI social founder 创始人

Alëna Olasyuk has two passions – art and marketing.

She is an artist and founder of CHI media and CHI social projects. For more than a decade in China, she has been developing her businesses and growing knowledge in marketing, art, and how these worlds intertwine.

As an artist, she explores the balance of complexity and simplicity in her black and white works using the traditional medium like Chinese ink and Nib pen. Her artworks were on show and in private collections across the globe.

Alëna Olasyuk有两大兴趣领域:艺术和营销。

成为CHI mediaCHI Social的创始人之前,她首先是一个艺术家。在中国工作十多年,她专注于积累丰富的知识和经验、不断发展自己的商业项目,并探索营销和艺术世界如何相互交织。


1. When was the last time you cried? 上一次哭是什么时候?

On Monday.

On Mondays, I usually have therapy, and sometimes it comes with crying.

In general, besides therapy, I cry more often, as accepting more of my feelings and sometimes I do feel tired, lonely, desperate, and so on.



2. Where were you born? 你在哪里出生?

When I was a kid, I asked my mom where was the place we lived located, and she said ‘It at the edge of the Earth’. This is true if you look at the map.

It’s a small village and in the past an army zone named Chuguevka in Russian Far East. It’s in the middle of the taiga and very close to China.



3.A book you plan on reading? 打算读哪本书?

I have a huge list of books to read.

But the next one, I think, will be The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker.



4. Favorite Chinese saying? 最喜欢的一句中国谚语是?

缘分, it is used as saying, but I love the word itself.

缘分 means sort of destiny. Often used when meeting someone.

But the word itself beautiful, as the combination of 2 characters. 缘-yuan- means Karma, 分-fen-means Sharing.

So when we meet someone special, it’s a sharing of our Karma.


5. If you could master any instrument what would that be?如果你能演奏任何乐器,你希望是什么?


When I was a kid, I studied it for a few years and then I stopped. Always wanted to come back to it, and be able to play the piano.



我在中国生活时间久了,也享受不少旅行机会,所以我会说是中国! 你要的大自然景观如山地、湖泊、沙漠、森林,或者现代高科技城市—— 中国全都有。

We invite each of the creatives we profile to tag another interesting person for the series. Alena suggested stylist Sabina Vitter.

我们邀请创意人士来一场接力赛,每个人都要推荐另一位有意思的创意人士。Alena推荐的下一个人是:形象设计师Sabina Vitter


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