About Us



Lufi & Friends is a company that aims to show children the magic of our multicultural world.  One of the ways we hope to do that is by building enthusiasm among young kids for learning a second, third or even fourth language and giving them a tool with which to explore other countries and cultures. Our goal is for these to be the first in a series of books that helps children learn about languages and culture while having fun!

Lufi & Friends is named for our little ones Lucas and Fiona.  And, lufi is also the word for balloon in Hungarian!

The kids are the main force behind Lufi & Friends, but the adults do their best to help! 

They are Adrian and Marina, and they live in Chicago with Lucas, Fifi and their dog, Rocky.  By day, Adrian is a visual designer.  By night, he's a dinosaur, an airplane, and an elevator, and a few other things for Lucas and Fifi.

By day, Marina works in Consumer Insights.  By night, she loves to cook and read with Lucas and Fifi (Fifi's not doing much cooking yet).  When they're asleep, you can find her watching bad TV and pulling out her secret stash of Sour Patch Kids.

Adrian and Marina were both born outside of the US but had the good fortune to move there at different stages in their lives.  They've both lived and worked abroad and seen firsthand the power of connecting with people through different languages