Tanja Devetak studied at the Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana where she took her postgraduate studies. She took part in creative costume design workshops in Luxembourg and exhibited at Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and Klub K4. She has designed costumes for various events, for musical groups (Katice) and for theatre (Teater Ltd), and has also designed promotional clothing for the Slovene Tourist Board. Her products can be found at Kobb Store in Maribor, Midas Store in Ljubljana, and in online shops.
Awards and exhibitions
She has received international awards for her work, among them the most prestigious include, the Art Directors Club Award and the Good Design Award in the USA, and D&AD in the United Kingdom. Her works have been published in various design publications, such as New Textile Design and New Fashion Design in Germany; the Art Directors Club Annual, Graphis, Communications Arts, and 1000 Garment Graphics in the USA; Kaj ostrega? Any sharp objects? and Fresh in Slovenia.
Her works have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Slovenia, Netherlands, USA, Croatia, Italy, China, Austria, Finland and Germany.
Her exhibition LJubaNit (loosely translating to "DarlingThread") focused on displaying the rich tradition of artisan hand weaving in Ljubljana and its importance for the European region in the 19th century. It was staged at Kresija Gallery, in the atrium of the Municipality of Ljubljana, at Layer House in Kranj.