NICOLE MILES

illustrator + cartoonist + hand-letterer + designer

Hello! I'm Nicole. I'm from The Bahamas, but I'm currently living in West Yorkshire (UK) with my pet snake and human boyfriend. After five and a half years of designing cards for Hallmark UK, I jumped into full-time freelance life in January of 2020. I've worked with a variety of clients including the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Seal Press, David Fickling Books, AARP Sisters Letter, Bust Magazine and Bitch Magazine. My comic Barbara (ShortBox, 2017) was nominated for an Eisner award.

I've been asked to speak to BA Hons Illustration students at Cardiff Metropolitan University (several times) as well as at the Afro Futures Un-conference (2019) in Birmingham. In 2018, I became a Special Visiting Lecturer for Sheffield Hallam University where I get great pleasure in doing occasional teaching sessions with first year illustration students.

My favourite form of procrasti-working is always some sort of creation whether it be bettering my hand-lettering, making animated gifs, chronicling silly life moments or informative sustainability tips in comic form, experimenting with film photography or sewing new garments for myself. But I also dedicate a lot of time to improving my second language (French), reading and, recently, going on forest walks.

Represented for book projects in North America by The CAT Agency.
For all other enquiries:
hello@nicolemillo.com
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