Alan Hranitelj, Slovenian costume designer, was born on 3 March, 1968 in Zagreb. He attended the Fine Arts School. From the mid-1980s, he has lived and worked in Slovenia. After the collaboration in the performance Baptism in 1986, he continued his career in Ljubljana. His creative endeavors are divided between theatre, opera and film costume design and make-up art, until 1992 he also worked as a fashion designer. He co-operates with diverse Slovenian and foreign theatres and the most visible Slovenian theatre, film and video directors (Mateja Koležnik, Valentina Turcu, Vinko Möderndrofer, Vito Taufer, Meta Hočevar, Eduard Miler, Diego de Brea, Matjaž Berger, Janez Burger, Matjaž Zupančič, Miran Zupančič, etc.).
For his creations, he has been awarded with 25 merits in Slovenia as well as abroad. In the summer of 2007, Alan Hranitelj was invited to collaborate with the spectacular Canadian theatre Cirque du Soleil. For them, he prepared costumes for the show ZARKANA, which premiered in June 2011 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. From November 2012 to 30 April 2016, the show was playing without interruption at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, USA.