Nabila originally studied Industrial Product Design in Bandung Institute of Technology earning her degree in 2013, yet found her way into illustration later in life. She briefly worked as product designer in Japan and Indonesia before moving to the United States with her husband.
Compare to Indonesia’s tropical climate, Indiana was very cold, and away from her family and friends – it is also very quiet. She tried to find something that could warm her up. Loves to collect books back in Indonesia, her friend sent her a children’s book for her birthday. It was a book about young Henri Matisse, the books instantly reminds her about how much she loves drawing and her passion in telling stories as a child. Then she tried to wrote her own story and illustrated it, It was a about a Farmer Cat, it was awful, yet her husband founds it very funny, and she found a great joy doing it, from there she draws and draws some more. On the next summer, she enrolled in summer continuing studies in School of Arts Institute Chicago in Children Illustration.
Now moving back to Jakarta she’s doing what warms her heart up the most, drawing and telling stories.