In 1997, Ana Zavadlav graduated in painting from theAcademy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana under Prof. Janez Bernik. She then specialised in graphics under Prof. Branko Suhy at the same academy. In 1999, she followed an advanced study course at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the department of graphics under Prof. Villalobos. In 2002, Zavadlav had the opportunity of working at the Cite d'Art in Paris, following a competition by the ZDSLU (Union of Slovenian Fine Arts Associations). She has been a member of the ZDSLU since 2000. She has won several awards, including the Student and University Prešeren Award 1993 and 1994, the Novo Mesto Graphics Award 2007 and she received the Hinko Smrekar Distinction for popular science illustration in 2006. Since 2003, she has been devoting her time to illustrating books for children and teenagers.