Vanja Kragulj

Vanja Kragulj is a Canadian illustrator, graphic designer and surface designer currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. Vanja’s list of projects includes children’s book publishing, licensing for children’s products, surface design, commercial illustration and public art. Her clients include: Workman Publishing, Galison Mudpuppy, Scholastic, Quarto Knows, AUZOU, Fleurus Editions, Image Group Holland, Bravery Magazine, Highlights For Children and OWL Kids.

Vanja’s work always incorporates a strong sense of colour, composition and pattern and is graphic, yet whimsical in nature. Her characters are known for their naïve and quirky personalities, appealing to both children and adults alike.

When she’s not illustrating, Vanja teaches children and adult illustration workshops and is a regular visitor to the local library children’s book section. She lives with her son Jun, husband Kenji and their miniature husky, Hero in Calgary, Canada.