Anna Savina is a writer and editor. Throughout her career, she has always tried to humanize technology through storytelling and content marketing. Currently, she is editor-in-chief of a website published in both Russian and English called Accent. It writes about media, journalism and web design. Accent was launched by Setka — the company behind the Setka Editor WordPress plugin, which is designed to empower users to create engaging content faster and more easily. Previously, Anna was the editor-in-chief of RUKI Journal — a publication about hardware and industrial design created by the RUKI hardware incubator.
She believes that good stories can have a great impact and help companies build strong communities.
Anna also writes regularly about tech and creative industries. She is passionate about documenting creativity and interviewing professionals who reimagine the world we live in. She created a series of interviews with leading Russian art directors. She also interviewed Russian artists, startup founders, inventors, and curators as well as such well-known thinkers and creatives as John Maeda, Benjamin Bratton, David O'Reilly, among others.
Anna is also the founder of Your Weekly Dose of Reading, a newsletter with a list of thoroughly curated articles about design, tech, and media (in Russian). She regularly teaches and gives workshops on storytelling and online journalism.
# In a challenging Russian healthcare system doula Daria Utkina is an advocate for positive change
# Daito Manabe on choreographing equations and making use of deep brain data
# Inside the ArchDaily newsroom: how to build an international publication about architecture from Chile
# Paul Ford (Postlight): “I’d love to focus on how we can make writers and editors more powerful”
# Encountering the other mind: How AI will shift our design process, and in turn, our cities
# John Maeda (Automattic): “Designers’ role will be to support the social conscience of the product”
# Inside the Quartz newsroom: creating a business publication for the new generation
# “All women are idiots,” and other stuff people in Russia’s tech industry say about women
Selected speaking engagements
How to Write About Your Company and Yourself, Content Production Programme, Netology, May 2017
Storytelling for Architects, Advanced Urban Design Programme, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, January 2017
Digital Storytelling, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, September 2016