Priit Rea

Priit Rea graduated in design from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 1980. He is a member of the Estonian Artist’s Association and the Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association. Rea is also the art director of the children’s magazine Täheke.

At some point I wanted to become a sailor and travel to far-away lands but my mother enrolled me in an art orientated school and from there I ended up studying at the Estonian Academy of Arts. After graduating I worked at a design office for a few years, developing wooden products. Then I ended up working for a publishing house that also published children’s books. Since I loved to draw, my career as a book illustrator began.

Profile photo: Piia Ruber

Illustrated books

Jellyfish

2008

Translations

Struppi

1988

Awards

2013
5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit

2009

5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Special prize of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre (The Golden Book of Estonian Fairy Tales)

2008

Raisin of the Year Award (Once Upon a Time...)

1995

25 Best Designed Estonian Books, Certificate of Merit

1989
Book design competition, 3rd prize, Riga
Baltic Book Graphics Competition, Certificate of Merit
Artist Book Competition, Certificate of Merit, Moscow

1988

25 Best Designed Estonian Books, Certificate of Merit

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