Olga Shtonda was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She graduated in Graphics at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. During her studies she realized that illustration is her real passion.
In 2017 she was among nominees in stArt Award international competition for up-and-coming illustrators. In 2019 she was selected at the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair and won the Ars in Fabula Grant Award.