Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Olga Shtonda graduated in Graphic Design at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art. In 2017 she was nominated for the Audience Award, StArtAward contest for BoekieBoekie (Netherlands), an international competition for young illustrators. In 2019 she was selected at the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair and she won the Ars in Fabula Grant Award. During the Macerata Master she worked with the publisher Franco Cosimo Panini who entrusted her with the project "Il mondo va così", a nursery rhyme written by Alessandro Riccioni.
“Il mondo va così” by Alessandro Riccioni (Franco Cosimo Panini)