Presenting:  n i n a  M A T A

Nina's passion for illustration began at the age of 5 admiring the artworks in the classic LadyBird books. In 1996 she attended the High School of Art and Design with a focus on Commercial Art. She later pursued her BFA in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

Her current style, though digital, embodies the textures and overall aesthetic of traditional illustration. Her professional experiences as a concept artist and graphic designer enhance her abilities to create engaging and dynamic illustrations. Nina has illustrated picture books for HarperCollins, Sourcebooks and ABDO Publishing. 

Nina is currently residing in New Jersey with her husband, young daughter and narcoleptic cat Tabitha.