Alicia Munday spent her younger years dreaming up stories. This passion for storytelling led her to study advertising, with a focus on copywriting. For over 10 years she worked in the advertising industry as a TV producer, then account service, on some of the world's biggest clients. Alicia takes inspiration from her two boys and their love of nature and animals. Carl van Wijk spent his boyhood deep in the forests of New Zealand, quietly observing and sketching our native birds. He went on to study graphic design at AUT and graduated with honours. Carl's career in advertising began in Auckland, took him to Australia, and now he is Creative Director for an advertising agency in Tokyo. In his spare time, Carl paints with fond memories of his home country, New Zealand.