Welcome to my online courses


I'm passionate about sharing everything that I've learned since my first publication back in 2000. From animal character design to picture book illustration, my online courses offer the support and guidance to keep you on track so that you can start doing more of what you love! 

Click the button below to join my free 5-day mini-course on animal character design. Where you’ll get a glimpse of my process as I walk you through a series of tips and techniques on how to design your own fun-inspired animal characters.

Join the free 5-day Animal Character Design Mini-Course

"It's not just the supportive online community, but it's the way Nina structured and ran the course. It gave me the right sort of attitude that I needed to go forward... It made it possible for me to say 'yes', this is possible, and to really believe in myself. So, that's been fantastic. "

Cher Hart
Picture Book Illustration e-Course, 2022

Animal Character Design Masterclass

This self-paced program is your complete guide to animal character design. Walking you through everything that you need to know about how to design animal characters.


"Thank you for being such a great teacher. I'm endlessly amazed at your teaching. Last year I did the animal character design course. I couldn't even believe how you did that... I was so amazed at the way that you were able to teach in such a short amount of time, something that I've never been able to do before."

Susannah Kay
Animal Character Design, 2021

"Your courses have given us so much information and I'm still learning so much. Encouraging us and giving us so much really practical information that we can apply and use to develop our skill... and your feedback has been great."

Paquita Dwyer
Animal Character Design, 2021. Picture Book Illustration e-Course, 2022

Picture Book Illustration
e-Course LIVE

Once a year I host a PBIC Live. PBIC Live offers the same modules as PBIC self-paced with an added Live element. Across the 8-week program, I am in the Facebook group offering Live feedback on course work, Q&A sessions, and weekly interviews with illustrators, authors, and publishers. > In this video, hear what the previous student had to say about PBIC LIVE.


"In addition to learning the overall picture book process, I also learned character mapping, and imagining the character's personality, movements, and poses to fit the character's story, background and setting. This showed a new direction in my picture book journey. I was able to find a better 'alternative' through Nina's detailed feedback."

Jae Young
The Picture Book Illustration e-Course, 2022

"The Picture Book Illustration e-Course is amazing! It pushed me to places where I had never been before because I had to get things doneā€¦ Everything was so professionally presented, the course materials are great and Nina is great. Thanks for the feedback and all the help you have given me, I really appreciate it."

Tom Krengel
The Picture Book Illustration e-Course, 2022

Picture Book Illustration
e-Course (Self-Paced)

Work through the comprehensive 8-week program at your own pace. Once registered, you will gain access to the weekly video lessons and demos, an 84-page Workbook, recordings of Live interviews with picture book illustrators, and access to a private community (PBIC illustrators past and present).

Watch the short video to view the previous PBIC student's work.

More information about PBIC Self-Paced

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