Niki Stage is an illustrator and art educator, who has been creating art since she can remember. Working both traditionally and digitally, Niki enjoys mixing surface textures with digital patterns and experimenting with color. She is passionate about creating whimsical illustrations by taking life’s little moments and bringing them to the light in a big, wondrous way. Niki has a BA in Fine Art and lives in Chicago, IL, with her family. Her debut picture book, Big Truck Day (by NYT-bestselling author Rosanne Parry, Greenwillow/HC), will publish in the Fall of 2022. Find out more about Niki’s work at www.artistnikistage.com.