Alexandra Erkaeva is the Art director at Picnic Hippo since 2011. She was born in Ashgabat and started as a freelance designer. Later working for international design studios Sundesign and Gulberg she did work for BMW, Mercedes, UNDP and British American Tobacco advertisement campaigns in Turkmenistan in addition to work for clients in Russia, Sweden and United Arab Emirates. The work included brand identity, illustration, prints, advertising campaign, web, motion and game design. Apart from design she is also interested in illustration and art. She was an organizer of the art exhibition in March 2010 under Sundesign studio support. Currently her work is focused on gaming and interactive design.