Nicky discovered bookbinding while studying for a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration (1996) and has pursued the craft ever since. After having worked for several years in various trade binderies she established her own business, Black Fox Bindery, London (2009). In 2010, Nicky was elected Licentiate of the Designer Bookbinders, UK. In the same year she won the ‘Silver Triple’: First prize Open Book; Folio Society first prize; and the Edgar Mansfield Silver Medal. She was elected a Fellow of the Designer Bookbinders in 2016. Many of her pieces are held in public collections including The John Ryland Library, Manchester, Elizabeth Soutar Library, Edinburgh, and The British Library, London, and private collections. Nicky has presented lectures and delivered workshops on various binding and decorative techniques in the UK, Europe, Australia and more recently the USA.