Barbora Kmecova is a Slovak illustrator currently based in Prague who works under the pseudonym Bessa. She focuses mainly on vector illustration, creating vivid and dynamic compositions. These feature figures with small heads and large bodies, often variously deformed by movement.
Her style is energetic, fresh and playful. Bessa was shortlisted at the AOI – World Illustration Award 2020. She is also an active member of the ASIL (Slovak Illustrators Associacion) and POP (People of Print) groups.