Nici Gregory started illustrating whilst still in primary school, drawing in the margins of her exercise books. Throughout her formative years, she avidly followed the work of book illustrators. After studying graphic design in Hamburg, Germany, she went on to work as an in-house illustrator for a marketing firm in Sheffield.
When she realised her work in the margins (mostly animals in fancy clothes) continued to be her best work, she decided to leave the world of marketing for a full-time career in creating animal characters for children. She has never looked back.