Dean Bertoncelj was born in 1968 in Zagreb, Croatia, where he graduated from Applied Arts School, Photography Section.
His career started in 1990 with ST magazine where he worked as a war photographer. Three years later he joins Arena magazine and soon after that changes to Gloria magazine. Since 1995 he holds the position of Photography Editor at teen magazine 'OK'.
He is also actively involved in graphic design and art photography as well as fashion photography and stock. His works are featured in various magazines like, among others, Playboy and National Geographic Magazine.