Šumeki is a world of stories, education, and publishing, where illustrators, writers, and creatives collaborate to engage both young and old readers. Above all, we strive to create a unique and enriching experience of the world, offering a unique perspective on life. Welcome to Šumeki!


Stories are important. They are all around us. We grow up with stories. We grow with stories. They serve as a reminder that there's always more to be known and experienced in the world. And they also remind us that we're not alone in our thoughts, joys, sorrows, and views of the world.


At Šumeki Publishing, we boldly invent, create, and publish stories that captivate readers of all ages. We take great pride in our collection of releases, each crafted with care and passion to bring our imaginative worlds to life. We invite you to explore our diverse selection and discover the magic of Šumeki stories.

Picturebooks & Illustrated Stories


Our picturebooks and illustrated stories are carefully crafted to engage and delight young readers. With vibrant illustrations and heartwarming narratives, our stories inspire curiosity and encourage a love for nature and learning.


If you need a captivating story, stunning illustration, or innovative design, look no further than Šumeki. With our bold and imaginative approach, we create compelling content that inspires and delights. We invite you to explore our past collaborations and see the power of our artistic vision. Contact us with full confidence and let us bring your creative vision to life.

Writing, Illustration, & Design Services


Whether you’re looking for a talented writer, illustrator, or designer, our team has the skills and creativity to bring your ideas to life. We work closely with our clients to understand their vision and develop unique, high-quality content that resonates with their audience.



Workshops, Storytelling, & Nature Learning


In addition to our publishing services, we also offer workshops, storytelling events, and creative nature learning experiences. These programs are designed to inspire creativity and curiosity, while fostering a love for nature and the environment. Our team is passionate about sharing our love for storytelling and nature with people of all ages, and we’re committed to creating engaging and interactive experiences that leave a lasting impression.

Ivana Francišković Olrom

Šumekica Iv

Ten or maybe twelve years ago, I sat down to write, driven by nothing but my desire to give some substance to the unrefined sketches I had made in those days. And so, the Smotanci people were born, along with Keka, Krešo, Veljko, also known as Čudak Šumek, Prgava Vera, and Slavko who later became Pohapanac.

In those days, I spent most of my free time in forests, mountains, and along rivers. I was inspired by the simple desire to be in places where I felt good and healthy.

At the age of thirty, I could not have predicted how much the combination of stories and nature would change me and guide me through the coming decade. But what I did know was that I enjoyed writing as much as I enjoyed being immersed in the natural world. And so, from this passion, Šumeki was born.

Šumeki brings together the worlds of stories, education, and publishing. We collaborate with talented illustrators, writers, and creatives to produce content that resonates with readers of all ages. Our circle of followers includes both the young and the old, and we strive to provide them with an experience that enriches their view of life and the world around them. Welcome to Šumeki!