Tina Kraus was born in Starnberg in 1985. In 2005, she moved to Münster to study design at the University of Applied Sciences there. In 2008, she was nominated for the Paperworld Card Award for innovative greeting card design. She spent the summer semester at the Duksung Women’s University in Seoul in South Korea. In 2009, she published her first book – the pop-up book “A for ape, B for bear”. The pop-up project “Circus Zingaro” was her graduation assignment and earned her a degree in illustration and design from Münster University in July 2010 with. Since then, she has been working as a freelance illustrator and paper engineer.