Andreja Peklar holds a BA in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Her illustrations are featured in numerous picture books, textbooks and magazines for children and young adults. She holds solo exhibitions and participates in international group exhibitions abroad (e.g. the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, the Zagreb Biennial of Illustration and the Society of Illustrators New York). She has received several recognitions and awards both at home and abroad, including the Original Slovenian Picture Book Award for Fant z rdečo kapico (The Boy in the Red Cap, 2006), the Hinko Smrekar recognition at the 12th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration, best designed book award at the 32nd Slovenian Book Fair, a placement on the IBBY Honour List, and the Kristina Brenkova Award for her picture book Ferdo, veliki ptič (Ferdo, Big Bird, 2017).