My name is Olga Shtonda, I’m an award-winning illustrator from Kharkiv, Ukraine. I make illustrations for children’s books, book covers, magazines, posters, advertisement. I’m also fond of creating my own stories and short animated videos. I like to combine different graphic techniques and methods such as printmaking, ink, pencils, collages and digital.
In between illustrating, I love traveling, riding my bicycle and observing people. It always helps to collect materials, stories and ideas for my next artworks. My works are highly inspired by humans and nature, they are fun and cheerful because I like to make people smile:)
I’m represented worldwide by Inkling Illustration.
Yakaboo Publishing, Nebo Booklab Publishing, Rebelution LLC, ODDBOT INC, Focus Ireland, Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, Bordallo Pinheiro.
Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Master’s degree in graphic art, book graphics (2015)
Ars in Fabula Picture Book Academy (Italy), Master of first level in Editorial Illustration (2020)
Winner, Festas de Lisboa Sardine Contest, 2016 Portugal
Audience Award, StArtAward contest for BoekieBoekie, 2017 Netherlands
Selected Illustrator, Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019, Italy
Ars in Fabula Grant Award, 2019, Italy
Shortlisted Artist, World Illustration Awards, 2021
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