Oleksiy Kustovsky, (b. 1971 in Kyiv) is a self-taught artist. He had his first drawing published in 1998 and has since won numerous awards. Since 2004, he has worked as an illustrator for Holos Ukrainy, a newspaper published by the Ukrainian parliament. Since the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014, he has also collaborated with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. He lives in Vyshneve on the outskirts of Kyiv.