Adrián Macho lives and works in Bratislava. Creativity and techniques of art have been with him since he was small. He studied Ceramics at secondary school in Modra. He spent many years working as a graphic designer with different advertising agencies, most recently as a freelance. His talent truly came to the fore when he began to work as an illustrator. Several children’s books with Macho’s illustrations have become bestsellers in Slovakia and are rated highly by readers. The children’s book Gerda, his authorial debut, was published in the Czech Republic in 2018. This story of a whale is illustrated by the author.