Virginia Kraljevic is an American artist, illustrator, and visual designer born and raised in New York. She studied in France at the American University of Paris and at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan where she concluded her studies at Fordham University. She completed three internships in the fields of photography for Max Vadukul, publishing with Elite Traveler Magazine, and visual display with retailer Anthropologie. She continued full-time, as an in-house artist and visual merchandiser at Anthropologie, creating window displays and interior vignettes by hand. Her love of behind-the-scenes visual work then led her to assisting with prop styling and art direction on photo shoots for clients such as Chanel, Vogue Hommes International, and Victoria’s Secret. At 26, Virginia co-founded a media production company that focused on behind-the-scenes motion photography, art direction, and design. By 28, her passion for the creative arts had beckoned her to a total immersion in drawing and illustration.
Since establishing herself as an independent artist, Virginia has collaborated with brands such as Lacoste, Vans, Etsy, and West Elm. Her work has been featured on television, top design sites, shops and galleries across the country and in Europe. She has lectured at the School of Visual Arts and has served on the board of directors for the NewNew, a non-profit creative collective based in New York City. Virginia is inspired by all things silly and humorous, draws upon memories of places lived and traveled, conversations and mishaps, the basic forms and shapes found in nature, and her love of appreciating the little things in life. Her intricate pen and ink abstract drawings are aimed to induce a sense of calm and order while her more whimsical and colorful work is intended to evoke a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor. Virginia is proud to call New York City her home and lives with her husband and cat in a quiet neighborhood overlooking the Hudson River.