I’m glad you’re here. My name is Aleksandra Szmidt, but I prefer short version of my name – Ola. I was born in Poland, in 1990, but I’m living in New Zealand. I studied landscape of architecture but I worked as a graphic designer. Since I remember I liked to draw and to create and finally I wanted to have something, which is only mine. I decided it was time to pursue my big dream. My passion is creating illustrations and designs especially for children. Now I work as a freelance illustrator for clients all over the world from my home studio. Most of my work is done traditionally with watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and ink but sometimes I use computer programs: Photoshop, Illustrator. I really love my work and and I feel emotional connection with my pictures.