A brief career at the United Nations in NY was eclipsed by passion for arts and crafts and led Tika to study Fashion Design in Florence, Italy. As a result, years of hands on experience in entertainment industry followed: initially, as an Assistant Costume Designer and later, as a Freelance Fashion Designer, until first collection of handbags was created in 2001. The entire collection was bought by the Vitoria Museum of Contemporary Art from Vitoria.
Today, Tika is an Award-winning independent Handbag Designer and offers personalised exclusive designs from her intimate workshop in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired on a daily basis by the beauty and magic of the city, nature and a common daily life, she expresses their essence through her creations. "It's not just a handbag, it's a experience...a portrait, an expression of how we desire to be perceived."