Bojana Dimitrovski

Bojana Dimitrovski comes from an artistic background, including three generations of painters. Her love of fine arts can be traced back to her great-grandfather, who once painted frescoes in a small wooden church somewhere in North Macedonia.

For a while she lived in Canada, illustrating ad campaigns and design projects, mostly under the wing of the McMillan advertising agency in Ottawa. At the time the computer was her main tool for drawing and painting, and her illustrations were featured in magazines like Redbook, Vogue and Glamour. She also worked in the field of classical animation. Eventually she moved back to the Old World, and realized a long-held dream of becoming an author illustrator.

In 2006 she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Belgrade. She has illustrated a number of children’s books in Slovenia and Serbia. In 2017, her illustrations from the picture book Fire were nominated for The Levstik Award, a literary prize in Slovenia awarded for achievements in children’s literature. She illustrated the trilogy about Vilko The Cat, which she also co-authored. In March 2019 she was awarded the Hinko Smrekar Distinction at the 13th Slovenian Biennial of Illustration. She lives and works in Slovenia.