Ana Zavadlav is a painter and graphic artist. She obtained her BA under professor Janez Bernik at the Department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and continued her studies, specialising in graphics. She focuses on illustrating children’s books and regularly illustrates for the Ciciban and Cicido magazines. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Hinko Smrekar recognition (2014), the Smrekar recognition for popular scientific illustration (2006), and the Levstik award for her illustrations of the Čriček in temačni občutek (Cricket and A Dark Feeling, 2019) book, which were also exhibited at the 4th international illustration competition in South Korea and on the 34th Children’s Book Fair in Bologna.