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Rovina Cai
Class of 2006

Rovina is a freelance illustrator who works across a variety of genres, illustrating books, creating covers and interior artwork.

After completing Year 12 at Ivanhoe Girls’ in 2006, she studied Communication Design at RMIT before completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

In 2016 she illustrated her first picture book, Tintinnabula by Margo Lanagan, and her work was recognised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia with the Crichton Award for debut book illustrators. She has since completed another book, and is in the process of illustrating two more.

"What I love most about illustration is collaborating with other people and getting to work on a wide variety of subject matter."

Rovina remembers spending a lot of time in the Hillsley Visual Arts and Hospitality Complex working on her folio in Year 12. She particularly remembers being handed a copy of The Arrival by Shaun Tan by her art teacher, Mr Deryck Greenwood (currently Head of Visual Arts at Ivanhoe Girls’), looking through the book and realising she wanted to be an illustrator.