Madu Nie is the illustrator for Heights and Minds. She graduated from the Gymnasium Haganum in the Hague in 2021 and will start studying Theater and Film sciences at Leiden University September 2022. She has always loved to draw and paint people and is an avid violin player and member of the Dutch Student Orchestra 2021.
She is really excited being part of the Heights and Minds team and honored to contribute her illustrations which are seen all over the world. Because she has not yet been outside of Europe, in order to get a clear picture of the people from different countries to draw, she looks up imagery online to understand the lives of the young parents and their babies. First, she imagines characters, then draws them by hand and finishes the work on the computer. She hopes one day to see the project(s) for herself.