Alona Shostko
These Amazing Ukrainians book (Ці дивовижні українці)

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This is a book about Ukraine and the people who inhabit it. What do you know about Ukraine? Shevchenko? Klichko? Babushka? It’s not enough, and we try to fix this, to tell more about our country. That's our mission, that's why we created this project.Now 3000 copies have been printed. Soon the book will be on public sale, as well as an English-language version.

How was the illustration used:
Illustration is the very essence of this project. Book contains 20 spreads on different topics, 20 facts each. My illustrations describe each fact individually as well as all together - forming a unique picture of each spread. The text was perfectly integrated into the illustrations, become integral part of the composition. All illustrations are drawn on the iPad with Procreate app.

How did you make this work:
Start: Client ask for one test spread to be done. We just offer ideas for the whole book at once. And it’s worked. Development: About 100 unique design options for spreads created and approved for about 2 weeks. Drawing: 2-3 days to draw one clear spread. No chance for any mistake because of a hard deadline. Finalization: 20 backgrounds and 400 icons for WEB part of project.

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Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts
Graphic Design
Year of Graduation:
2018 (Master of Graphic Design)

Alona Shostko have more than 10 years of art specialized education, and in 2018 graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts as a Master of Graphic Design (probably the most serious design education in Ukraine).Now she is running small family design studio, focusing on Illustrations for WEB / apps, books / printing design, animations.