Nina is an award winning illustrator and designer and named her brand after her childhood nick name Nina Nou. For as long as she can remember she has loved Animals and never wanted to draw anything else. She illustrates and produces Ethically made stationery and gift products - and sells them online and in many stores including, ZSL London Zoo. 
She has a background as a textile and graphic designer for brands such as Adidas and Puma and has won awards for her books and artwork, including the Thames and Hudson book prize for Magic Book Animation. In 2019 she was shortlisted for Stationery Designer of the Year. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art where she achieved a distinction for her MA in printed textile design. 

Nina is currently working as an Honorary Art Psychotherapist at the Tavistock clinic in their Complex Trauma Unit.