Hi there! I am Iva.
Nice to meet you.
I am an artist, illustrator and the host of Art Side of Life podcast and YouTube channel.
I have always loved creating something which brightens other people's day.
I have multiple years of experience in the toy industry as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist with a focus on storytelling, concepts, and animation. I am also teaching art and working with businesses in the field of social media and visual communication.
I am the founder and host of Art Side of Life is a Podcast and YouTube channel which has been viewed & listened more than 1 million times. I interview successful artists about their artistic journey and life story. Each episode is packed with tips and insights relating to the creative industry and their specialty. It is a perfect companion for your commute to school, work, or while you are creating.
My art inspiration comes from traveling, trips to nature, decorations on the old buildings, and animals. That's why my travel itinerary usually evolves around animal-related destinations, colorful buildings and flower fields. Some of my most memorable animal encounters are swimming around stingrays, manatees and coral reef diving. I might have been a fish in a previous life :)
I am currently based in Central Europe where I take advantage of beautiful nature and draw outside as much as possible.
Hope you will find a lot of inspiration and learn something new from my classes. If there is something special you would love to learn, I would like to hear about it.