Anja was born in Croatia in the small industrial City of Rijeka. Her life has always been connected to the sea, both due to its proximity but also intrinsically; Anja was jumping off her late grandad’s small wooden boat when she was only three years old and was dubbed “Little Fish” in the process; a nickname that stuck.
After having studied animation in Zagreb, Anja went to London where she got an MA in Illustration from the University of the Arts London in 2016. Anja had lived there for three years, and have only recently relocated back to Croatia.
Anja’s been part of the creative collective Kombinat since 2013 and had done many local projects with them. Besides running her own “one-woman” illustration and concept development studio called The Drawing Fish, she works as a visiting practitioner at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka.