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!
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.
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.
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.
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.