Jelena is a designer and artist from Belgrade, Serbia. She got her BA from The Faculty of Applied Arts at The Belgrade University. She is currently a third-year Graduate Scenic Design candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has a rich background in art, as well as experience in set design for theatre and film.

 Her set design solution for ‘Top Girls’ received second place in the Scenic Design Competition at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in 2017. She has been honored with two awards – the ULUPUDS (The Association of Artists and Designers in Serbia) award for her final undergraduate projects (Theatre, Film and TV Design) as well as an award ('Milenko Serban') for Best Undergraduate Final Project in the field of Scenic Design for her design solution for 'The Meeting Point' by Dusan Kovacevic.