Illustrator | Author | Educator
oella Bickel is an artist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Beginning art instruction at the age of ten, she knew early on that she loved animation and wanted to create her own films. She attended the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts in Animation in 2002. In addition to animation, Noella also followed a passion for history, with a focus on early American history. While she loved animation and art, she moved into education, earning multiple credentials. She has worked as a teacher since 2005. Currently, she teaches 8th grade US History.
Noella completed the illustrations for the graphic novel The Lab Coat Kids: Monster in the Hall and the picture book The Little Schoolhouse in the Woods, both slated for release in 2022.
Currently Noella is working on a project combining history and illustration, a middle grade historical fiction graphic novel focused on female soldiers of the American Civil War.
Noella loves to spend time with her husband and two kids. Wait. Three kids. The youngest kid just happens to be a 90 pound dog. Winston is a bullsky - an Olde English Bulldog/Husky mix. It's weird, but it works!