Alex Yuzwa is a freelance GIS professional, photographer, and self taught graphic artist currently residing just outside of Winnipeg, MB. She attended the University of Manitoba from 2009 – 2014 and graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies. Following this, she completed the Advanced Diploma program in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technology at Red River College. Since then, Alex has obtained contract work experience in the GIS field, and has continued to do her freelance photography and design outside of this employment. In May 2017, Alex opened her own Etsy shop under the name Paw + Leaf, where she combines her love of geography with her love of design, and sells map art she creates in her spare time.

For the past 13 years, I have dabbled in photography and graphic arts/design in my spare time. I have recently brought these skills to the table in my professional life, and have also started creating art to share with others. I enjoy combining my love for maps and geography with my enjoyment of creating digital art. As gardening and caring for house plants has recently become a major hobby – I have enjoyed bringing inspiration from tropical plants and succulents into my digital art.

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