Olga Barinova is an award winning children’s book illustrator based in Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Design from Alberta University of the Arts. She’s always been passionate about visual storytelling and wanted to become an artist from an early age.  She uses digital medium but strives to give her artwork a traditional look inspired by her favourite materials like gouache and colour pencils. Olga’s mission is to create work that educates, entertains and empowers young readers. She finds inspiration in childhood memories, nature, animated films and picture books she collects. She likes to work on stories that include kids going on every day, yet exciting adventures. When she is not illustrating books, you can find her going on nature walks or watching movies and cuddling with her cat Buffy.