As a child, Naya Lazareva decided to become an illustrator of children’s books. 

She graduated in Book Illustration from the Printing and Publishing Department at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Since then she has been mastering her watercolour technique, hoping to shape people’s perception of the world from a very young age.

Extremely grateful for being given the opportunity to illustrate Understanding Oscar, Naya confirms not only was it important to her to help tell this story, but the final product came out lovely and soulful.

She currently lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine.