Maja Veselinović

Artist and Illustrator

Maja lives in Belgrade where she graduated from Faculty of Design (Graphic Design major). She also has a degree in art teaching from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Since 2001. Maja works as a freelance illustrator, comic artist, and designer. Her comics and illustrations were featured in many magazines, comics anthologies, and specialized art and design publications. She also works as a children’s book illustrator for publishers in Serbia and abroad. So far, Maja won several domestic and international awards, and had nine solo and more than fifty group exhibitions. She was featured as one of 12 most interesting European illustrators in a leading US graphic design magazine PRINT. In September 2008, Student Cultural Center Novi Sad published a book of her comics titled “An Unusual Event With Winking and Other Stories”. Since February 2009 she is a member of ULUPUDS – The Association of Serbian Applied Artists and Designers.


Kreativni centar, Fabrika knjiga, Umer Artists agency, Klett, Pozorište Zvezdarište, NLP Institut, Atelje 212, BIGZ školstvo, OMV

Magazines, newspapers, anthologies

PRINT Magazine (SAD), UPPERCASE (Canada), Curvy (Australija), InguineMah!gazine, Internazionale (Italy), Graffiti 76 Quadrinhos (Brasil), Göoo magazin, The Ark Project (Argentina), Stripburger, Madburger (Slovenija), Ženski strip na Balkanu, Zarez, Komikaze, Kvadrat (Hrvatska), Hardcomics (Rumunija), Symposion, Balkan Twilight, Vreme, Politikin zabavnik, Pančevac, Rez magazin, Kvartal…

Awards and Recognitions

COW Design Festival – Illustration Award, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, October 2016
BooKILL Fest – Special Prize for Illustration, Novi Sad, April 2016
Annual Exibition of Painting and Graphic Design Department go ULUPUDS – one of three equal awards for illustration
Exibition Small Format – 1st Prize, Belgrade, December 2010
Print magazine, The Art of European Design, June 2008
IX International biennial of illustration, gallery Progres – Honorary diploma Golden pen of Belgrade, November, 2007
II International Comics Showroom, SKC, Belgrade – GRAND PRIX, September, 2004
II International Comics Showroom, SKC, Beograd – Special award for innovation, September, 2004.
Stripburger magazine contest – Comics Questioning Sanity, Ljubljana, Slovenia – One of 7 equal awards, Jun, 2002.

Solo Exibitions

Art Center Gallery – comics and illustration, Belgrade, December 2010
Elektrika Gallery – comics from the book An Unusual Event With Winking and Other Stories, Pančevo, December 2008
Herceg Novi Theater Gallery – Herceg Novi comics festival – exhibition of comics and illustrations, September 2007
The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo – Festival of women arts PITCHWISE 07, September 2007
Art gallery, Youth Center, Kragujevac – Regional Festival of Alternative Culture – REFRACT – Comics and illustration exhibition, May 2007
Art gallery, Cultural Center, Čačak – Exhibition of comics and illustrations, October 2006
Gallery – cake shop “Popović”, V GRRR! Festival – Comics and illustration exhibition, May 2006
Gallery of Pobednik club, Kalimegdan fortress, Belgrade – Comics exhibition, Jun 2003
Cultural Center Art Gallery, Trstenik – Paintings and drawings exhibition, April 1998