Roman Belyaev is an author and illustrator based in Moscow, Russia. Since 2005, he has worked in advertising, specialising in illustration and character design. In 2016, Roman completed an illustration course at the British Higher School of Art & Design. His first nonfiction book was published in Russia and then translated into English, German and French. The English edition was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2019.
Roman prefers digital techniques in his projects, but also uses pencils and ink for quick sketches. In his books, he tries to combine a romantic and pragmatic view of the world around him and look at the usual things from an unusual angle.