Nina Carter


I am an illustrator, educator and founder of It's Freezing in LA! (IFLA!), an independent non-profit platform sharing climate and environmental stories. My work includes creative direction, production, editing and facilitation work. I have visited a range of visual communication courses around the country for over 6 years.

Focusing on inter and transdisciplinary collaboration, much of my work is in partnership with others. I am interested in how open-minded and non-judgemental discussion can lead to collective curiosity and new perspectives. Collaborators include Wellcome Collection, MAAT and Studio Olafur Eliasson.

My ongoing research focuses on visual storytelling in climate and environmentalism. I have shared these ideas at Samsung KX, MassArt and the 11th Illustration Research Symposium. Features include Nowness, Eye on Design and It's Nice That.

Academic responsibilities



  • BA (Hons) Illustration Animation

Teaching and learning

I have worked with students from Foundation to postgraduate studies for over 6 years. Projects have included work with external partners (including the public), conversations between courses and self-directed modules. I encourage inquisition in developing an authentic practice and discovering individual modes of working. Accessibility, discussion and critical questioning are fundamental pillars to my approach to teaching and learning.

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My research interests orbit around visual storytelling in climate and environmentalism. Alongside practitioners from other disciplines, I question how we might illustrate the climate crisis in more connected, engaging and tangible ways. I challenge what an illustrator's perspective might bring to a multidisciplinary team working on an issue-based topic, with a broader interest in how this framework could be applied to other settings. This ongoing research has been shared at Samsung KX, MassArt and the 11th Illustration Research Symposium and featured in Eye on Design, PRINT and It's Nice That.

Areas of specialism

  • Visual storytelling in climate and environmentalism
  • Inter and transdisciplinary work