Monika grew up in a small town on the Central Coast of California. Longing for city life, she moved to Los Angeles after high school and graduated with a degree in graphic design from Woodbury University in Burbank. She quickly became an award winning art director and creative director for ad agencies in Los Angeles and Indianapolis.
Now a full time illustrator, Monika is represented by Shannon Associates, a world wide illustrator’s representative based in Manhattan.
Her studio is located in the majestic redwood forest of Boulder Creek, California where she lives with her husband and their pug. Influenced by Danish design, illustration from the ‘50s and ’60s and the glamour of old Hollywood, Monika creates illustrations for a vast clientele all over the world.
Some of her clients include: Microsoft, Toyota, Mattel, American Girl, Diet Coke, Kraft Foods, Pantene, Coty, Condè Nast Publications, Penguin Group, Doubleday, Random House, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, The Wall Street Journal, Universal Pictures, Fisher Price, Hillshire Farm, Pfizer and Hallmark.