Xenia is a designer who has produced work for The Empathy Museum, Department Store for the Mind and the V&A, among others. She was named one of the UK's five freshest talents for socially useful design by The Independent.
Xenia was a 2014 Fellow and her Frontline Service Placement was with Globe Academy, where she supported students from disadvantaged backgrounds with study skills. She went on to develop Curiosity Club, an initiative that challenges school students to follow their curiosities in bold and creative ways. Her Mentor was Sophie Howarth.
Xenia was born to a Russian mother and Welsh father in Tooting. Her Journeywoman's boat became Sir Terence Conran's birthday present from his son, Sebastian. She was selected for the Wish List, a project that selected talented young designers to design a product for an high-profile designer (in Xenia's case, the architect Richard Rogers). the ladder that Xenia designed and produced was later exhibited at the V&A as part of the 2014 London Design Festival.