About me

Carefully crafted elements come together into one amazing design

Hi there! My name is Katja Potokar and i am a children’s book illustrator from Ljubljana, Slovenia.I love telling stories with my illustrations and bold and eye-catching colors. I work mostly digitally and my Wacom tablet is my best friend.

I work almost entirely digitally, using my Wacom Intuos Drawing tablet and secret blend of the finest textures, papers and digital paints. I enjoy telling different stories through my drawings. Each character has its own story behind it before i draw it. Usually i start with a rough sketch and the work my way up to final finished piece with bright colors.

I love creating work for children as well as greeting cards, stationary and packaging. I find that the love of nature I developed as a child still influences me today. After  getting my BA in Geography, I found my true passion in illustrating. These days i am trying to find my own style and to perfect more of my drawing to grow more into illustration business.

Rain, cake, warm blanket, a good movie and a cat warming my feet - my perfect day!

Features and Press – Platforms where my work was featured:


  • Fritzi Flock
  • Dot & Flow Design
  • Fourcorners collective
  • Society6
  • Drawcrowd
  • AnimalAlphabets
  • Color Collective
  • Maeza Magazine

Beside drawing,  I like to travel around and visit places near and far. In my opinion you don’t need to travel far to see something new, exotic and undiscovered. I love animals and visit to the Zoo always makes me sad.  And I can’t start a day without a good cup of coffee.