Nicholas McDougal graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2010. During this period he won the 2010 Merit Award for Illustration, a juried portfolio exhibit. Besides illustration, he focused on computer graphics and digital imaging.
Currently, he is employed as a graphic designer and videographer at KCCI Channel 8 News in Des Moines.
In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge of art and technology. He continues to develop his craft as a children’s book illustrator and visual storyteller.