Kristyna studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 2010. She now lives in a beautiful village in Yorkshire where she is heavily reliant on the good old pencil and a great big cup of tea to keep her going. She prefers to draw quickly to give an energetic line quality to her illustrations, often adding colour and other hand-produced textures digitally. Her sophisticated colour palette, interest in fashion, patterns and hand drawn typography gives Kristyna's work an originality which can be applied to all manner of illustration.[show more . . .]
Having been brought up surrounded by books and animation primarily from Eastern Europe where her mother is from, Kristyna often refers back to these influences and illustrators such as Josef Sasek and Marc Boutavant. This has led to a fascination for illustrating and writing her own children's picture books. Her debut book, Chickens Can't See in the Dark was published by Oxford University Press in 2012 and she has gone on to illustrate many more including the wonderful Blue & Bertie, and more recently, Norton and Alpha for Simon and Schuster.
Oxford University Press