Vera was born in Moscow, Russia. As a young pianist, having graduated from a musical academy she was offered a spot in the Moscow Conservatorium, but instead decided to follow her heart and went for a Bachelor followed by a Masters of Design with a major in Graphics and a minor in Fashion. All her life she was drawn to art, music and nature. In Moscow, she worked as a graphic designer for over ten years and then as an Art Director for five more. She traveled the world and eventually decided to settle in Australia where she continued her career in Graphic Design.