Despina received an MA in Communication design from Central Saint Martins (London) in 2007. Prior to that, she studied Communication Design at a very different institution in Moscow. Stroganof University - from where she received her BA - is one of Russias historic schools that bred Russian constructivist artists.
After many years of living and studying abroad, Despina moved back to her hometown Limassol, in 2011. There, she set up her own studio where she works with both local and international clients mainly within the creative industry.