Dubravka Kolanovic studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, where she got a degree in a painting. She published her first book, A Special Day, in the U.S. at the age of eighteen. Since then, Dubravka has devoted herself to children's book illustration. She is very proud of her long-standing collaboration with UNICEF, for whom she has designed more than 80 cards and posters. Dubravka's work was recognized by a prize from the Oshima Museum of Children's Picture Books in Japan. Her illustration work has also been recognized with awards and printed in 3x3, a magazine of contemporary illustrations. For years, she has volunteered with environmental and animal-protection projects and has traveled all over the world, including the Amazon rain forest, African Savanna, Borneo, the Galapagos Islands, remote Pacific coral reefs, the Arctic, and Antarctica. These adventures are a constant source of inspiration.
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