Alja Horvat


Alja is 22-years old illustrator based in Slovenia, where she also grew up. She is currently finishing her degree at University of Natural Sciences and Engineering in Ljubljana. Art has always been a passion of hers, and she decided to take it more seriously in 2017.

She mainly works with her Wacom Intous graphic tablet, but she also loves traditional painting with gouache and acrylics. She prefers gouache, since it gives illustrations such a neat and clean look, almost identical to what she creates on graphic tablet. She is inspired by everything that surrounds her, mostly by nature and museums. Being a big fan of 60s, 70s and 80s we can feel the nostalgia in her illustrations.

Her favourite artists are Josef Frank, Henri Matisse and Pierre Boncompain.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

Right now I'm reading Becoming Supernatural written by Dr. Joe Dispenza. I love books about astrology such as Relationships & Life Cycles.

Most visited blogs, websites?

I love reading articles on Artsy


What apps do you use the most and why?

I mostly use Instagram, because I'm sharing my work with my followers almost everyday. And I love that you can get so inspired by what others are doing.

Whats currently on your playlist?

What records would you recommend to hear?

Suburbs by Arcade Fire
The Ledge, Dreams and The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
Songs from the Revolver and White Album by The Beatles

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

Back to the future
Jumanji (old one)
What Women Want
Les Visiteurs and

Which artists working today do you admire most?

Ines Longevial,
Coco Davez,
David Hockney
and Alex Katz

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I don't watch much television, but I love Cobra 11 (German show) and NCIS Los Angeles and CSI Miami. I'm into crime/action shows.

Who are you following?


What tools do you use in your work?

I use graphic tablet (Wacom Intous) and Photoshop, and also iPad with Procreate app

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

I don't read magazines or newspapers.

What are your favorite gadgets?

AirPods, they are making my life so much easier. I love that when I go to gym I can leave my phone in the locker.



Alja Horvat

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Portrait image by © Niko Obran