Kristyna’s limited palette and strong eye for composition caught our eye at this year’s Free Range Degree Show. Recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, Kristyna’s developed a unique visual language which combines hand drawn elements, type and printmaking.

Her innate picture book sensibilities are clear to see from the books she has written, designed and illustrated herself. These include Chicken’s Can See In The Dark and Flint’s Odd Socks which were highly recommended for the Macmillan Children’s Picture Book Award two years running. Kristyna’s other passions lie in book cover design and editorial work which are areas she is keen to develop further.

Watch out for more news about Kristyna’s progress with Arena in the coming months. In the meantime here are a few pieces for you to peruse.