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"Who are you?"

"To define is to limit."

-Oscar Wilde


Hello! My name is Kaja Kajfež. I'm a freelance illustrator, and  visual storyteller probably better known as iz.ptica in the realms of the internet.


My artistic passion led me to get a degree in the field by finishing 'Multimedia, Design and Application' study at University North in Varazdin, Croatia.

In 2017 I established my own little studio that mainly focuses on children's book illustration, lettering, surface pattern design, and design of visual content. As a freelance illustrator, I have had the opportunity to collaborate on various projects in a number of different fields with both small and independent as well as medium to large companies.


Besides my work, I love to take long walks in nature, explore different historical periods, scroll through old books, listen to online concerts, spend time with my dog, and relax with a huge cup of tea.


If you have a project in mind I'd be more than happy to hear from you so feel free to contact me.


selected clients 

• Harper Collins • Hachette • Random House •  ​ Macmillan Children's Publishing Group • Oxford University Press • Barrington Stoke • DK • American Greetings • Kar-Ben Publishing • Pearson plc •  Croatian Ministry of Education • Hallmark • Storey Publishing • Charlesbridge Publishing 

follow me on instagram @iz.ptica 

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