Born in Croatia, Smiljana studied film animation at the Department for Animated Film and New Media of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She has designed theater posters, been published in children's magazines and illustrated greeting cards before diving into children's books, her new love.
Smiljana combines traditional and digital illustration techniques and loves to incorporate fabrics and textures to produce colourful images.
Smiljana's creativity is immediately evident and shines through every book. She is fantastic with detail, pattern and collage. Her work connects with younger children and is a great commercial style for the trade book market. With a sucessful title with Random House USA, Smiljana is looking to further develop her own author illustrated content.
I Want to be a Ballerina
Princess on the Run
Big Brave Daddy
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