Nia Gould Studio

As well as running Niaski I work as a freelance illustrator and have worked on many projects for clients and publishers locally and internationally.

Hello, I am Nia

I run Niaski, my own design studio business from my home in Devon, UK. 

I’ve been interested in design and illustration for as long as I can remember. I started designing professionally in 2001 and graduated with a first-class degree in Graphic Design in 2008 from Falmouth, a university renowned worldwide for art, design and media.

I worked as a Design Manager for an Arts venue in Exeter, Devon for 10 years, during this time I setup my own business Niaski, selling prints, cards, enamel pins, bags and gifts.

Niaski focuses on two of my biggest passions, art and cats and the cats play a big part in the inspiration behind the business.

The history of Niaski

I love cats… its probably quite obvious by now, I also really like to rescue them and I try to only adopt. I adopted this beautiful black and white cat with magnificent moustache markings in white and I just knew he would be called Salvador after Salvador Dali, this then created a bit of trend and I have since adopted Frida (Catlo) and Pablo (Picatso). I was already a Graphic Designer at this point working for other people but it wasn’t until I took a screen printing course in 2015 that my business really began. I created two designs to use on the course, a Salvador Catli cat face and a Frida Catlo… and the rest is history as they say. My Frida bags were such a big hit that people were buying them from me straight off the course, I then created an Etsy shop and have since been stocked in various shops and galleries all over the world. 

Editorial, commercial & children's books

It’s not all cats… I have been working for publishers both in the UK and USA on several books for young adults and children for the past 4 years. 

If you have a project in mind that would suit the picture book market then please get in touch with my agent: [email protected]

Lively & colourful illustrations

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Clients & Published Books

  • LOM Arts
  • Chronicle Books
  • Exeter Phoenix
  • Quirk Theatre
  • Exetreme Imagination Children’s Literature Festival
  • A History of Art in 21 Cats
    Michael O’Mara Books | 2019
  • Portrait of a Young Cat Artist
    Chronicle Books | 2020
  • A Day at the Gallery
    Michael O’Mara Books | 2021

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