- My name is Marina Halak (art. GrosseAugenArt) and I'm a children's and young adult book illustrator and author.

- I was born in Ukraine. Currently, I'm living and working in Germany. I speak English, German, Russian and Ukrainian.

- As a child, I visited an art school in my town for about 5 years. Later I've studied architecture at the Polytechnical College in Czernowitz and at the Polytechnical University in Lemberg. These years of school and study helped me to improve my academical painting skills.

- I always knew that I will be a professional artist one day I will turn my biggest passion into my career. 

- A few years ago I've started my career as an illustrator. I visit many online and offline courses and workshops, read lots of books, take apart in art fairs, competitions and challenges, and collaborate with other creative people. My skills, knowledge, and experiences make me a professional illustrator who is open to new ideas and collaborations!

- I'm a member of german "Illustratoren Organisation"