Nicola is an interdisciplinary artist and senior lecturer on the BA Illustration course, her work combines traditional illustration techniques with digital processes to explore the boundaries of illustration and where it crosses into animation, three dimensional drawing, and interactive and immersive environments. 

Her background is in print and digital media, commercial print and web design. Her research and practice predominantly explores the use of traditional media in conjunction with digital media, animation and interactive media with a keen interest in eXtended reality and illustration. She curates the Illustrated Menagerie, a collection of illustration works on the theme of animals, and has created four exhibitions alongside this to date. The latest exhibition took place as part of We Shine festival November 2022.