Fotini Tikkou was born in Athens, Greece. When she was little all she wanted to do was draw, a passion that she maintained adamantly enough throughout her childhood for her parents to accept that she would never really want to do anything else. So she applied to Athens School of Fine Arts, graduating in 2009, and landed her first job as a children’s book illustrator. In the years that followed, Fotini worked on many books, often alongside day jobs to pay the rent, took on further studies, and travelled. She has now settled in Copenhagen with her partner and daughter and works as a freelance illustrator full-time.
Fotini’s approach to illustration is very dynamic, and she continually strives to mix things up and expand upon her skillset. She works in collage, watercolour, stamps, and digital media, often all at once, and creates imagery ranging from heartwarming to bizarre, forever keeping her viewers guessing. If Fotini weren't an illustrator, she would be a food critic, having a love for eating but not for cooking!View Full Bio