Nina de Polonia was born in the Philippines in 1985. She has loved drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. Aside from illustrating children's books, she's also a crocheter, calligrapher, herb gardener, and a full-time mom.
She works digitally using Photoshop and her trusty Cintiq. But the magic starts with a sketch using pencil and loads of paper. She also incorporates lots of textures done in traditional media to achieve a more organic look. She loves illustrating stories and characters that are cute, playful and quirky.