Hello, my name is Elina. I love drawing pictures and imagining stories. Currently I live and work in Cambridge, UK, where I have recently graduated from the MA in Children's Book Illustration. In 2017 I have won the Macmillan Prize for my book The Truth About Old People, which I am absolutely thrilled about. I have also won the Beginning, Middle and End competition with the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators and I was awarded Golden Pinwheel Grand Award (International) in 2018 in China .
I draw both digitally and using traditional media. I create my own books and illustrate books for others. There is no greater reward for me than to know that my stories and drawings make people smile.