was born in Berlin in 1967. After completing secondary school she apprenticed as a retail display designer. She began studying graphic arts at the Berlin College of Art in Weissensee in 1992 and later studied at the Royal College of Art in London. She completed her degree in 2000 and since then has worked independently as an illustrator in Berlin.
Her first picture book, “Eins zwei drei Tier”, was published in 1999 and received several awards. Since then she has published more picture books, all of which have been very successful. Her books have been translated into several languages. Nadia Budde lives with her family in Berlin.
Nadia Budde has won the prestigious Hans-Meid-Prize in 2013, which is awarded for prestigious achievements in book design and illustration. It is only awarded every two years. The jury: “The award winner is a voice of originality and power whose books address a very young, young and adult readership with undisguised character and wit. Her expressive, distinctive and lively stroke reveals refined observation skills and passionate graphic stylisation.”