Vladan Ignatovic was born in 1955 in Nis, Yugoslavia. He has a natural eye for art; one of his earliest memories as a child was his preference for a pencil and paper over the usual toys. Artistic talent runs in his family yet no one became professional; Vladan chose electrical engineering as a ‘practical’ vocation. During the summer months, between his studies, Vladan studied painting and printmaking among other art professionals. Eventually, he became a full-time fine artist in Belgrade. After arriving in Toronto in 1993, Vladan began painting murals for commercial and residential spaces and participated in numerous local art exhibitions. Since 1995, Vladan has worked in the animation industry creating digital image backgrounds for Sullivan Entertainment in Toronto.