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ABOUT

Photo of the artist on a motorcycle (2006 suzuki maruader)

THE ARTIST

Nicole, more well known to others as ‘Niki’ or ‘Nicnak, is a 28 year old illustrator and designer, specializing in character and prop design. She is a Canadian artist, with experience working in the TV animation industry (working on a handful of shows for Disney Channel, Discovery Kids, Teletoon, Treehouse, YTV, Cartoon Network and YouTube). She resides in Hamilton, Ontario with her partner and two rescue cats. One of her favourite things to do is tour around on her motorcycle looking for new coffee shops to visit. 

 

Nicole dedicates herself to freelance work, sharing her illustrations on social media sites, and creating one of a kind merchandise for sale online and at conventions she attends. Over the pandemic she created an apparel line called MOTO YOTE, which is geared towards automotive and toony animal enthusiasts. Nicole's current goal is to travel across Canada and abroad in hopes of attending more conventions, meeting new people and sharing her work around the world.

DRAWING

Nicole began creating at a very young age, having a strong interest in animals, her most common subject in her work. Once it was time to pick a college or university to attend, it was then Nicole decided she wanted to go a step up by taking her work to a professional level and begin studying animation. After studying the art and learning the skills involved in animation, Nicole graduated from Sheridan College in April 2016 with a BA. She currently works as a self-employed illustrator, designer and small business owner. 

Nicole has been humbly invited as a Guest of Honor at Fur-Eh 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta and CanFURence 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario. 

The artist drawing raccoons at the zoo.
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Two black cats in cardboard boxes.
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