Zarja Menart graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana. She has created numerous illustrations for children’s books and works in animation films as creative director and animator. Within Invida production house, she has worked as animator for numerous animated films, and the animated series To bo moj poklic, commissioned by the Slovenian national TV. She worked as animator for film Wanted, which won a Vesna Award for best animation at the 2012 Festival of Slovenian Film. She was creative director and author of design for Zippity Zappity, which won a Vesna Award for best short animation in 2015, and also the Creative Europe Desk audience award for the best film in the Elephant Programme at the Animateka animated film festival in the same year.