Karolina Zolubak has been drawing ever since she was a child, but it took her some time to turn her hobby into a viable career. “I have been drawing as a child, also as a teenager,” she told Strangerless. “I’ve always been creative in one way or another but then… life happened.”
Convinced that she should study something else (“something substantial”), she went on the complete a Master of Arts in communication and cultural studies. And so, by the age of 17, she had put aside her creative wish. “I had a wound in my heart, yet I thought I understood that adult life was not supposed to be fun,” she recalls. “It was just supposed to work out and therefore you needed to compromise, work and be serious. Creativity was put aside and labeled as a childish wish.”
It was only years later that she gave her “childish wish” a second chance. Now she works full time as an illustrator, making editorial illustrations and personalized and individual illustrations. With a passion for traveling and a huge love for all things creative, she’s inspired by different cultures, languages, and music.
In a recent series, she shared her pregnancy journey through witty, if heartwrenching, illustrations. You can follow this series (and others) on her Instagram page.