Meet Nicole 

by: Nicole Updegraff


Some might say I have my hands full and I would NOT disagree. I am the author and illustrator of the popular children's book, "I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair!", ​the owner and operator of Cotton Candy Playground, a graphic designer/illustrator AND a married mother of four. 

Recently someone asked me, "Why 1a.m? What does that mean?" Well, a good friend of mine came up with the idea. To her, 1a.m. has two meanings. The first is 1 awesome mommy, which is the thing I try to be above everything else. The second is the actual time 1:00am, because, after visiting our family for a few days, she saw that 1a.m. was the only time I had to myself where I could actually sit down with no distractions and get some work done!

Illustrating is something that I love, it is something that I make time for, even if it means losing a little sleep. Hopefully, while you're here, that will come across and you will find something that you can appreciate.

Welcome to 1a.m. Designs 

I am thrilled you are here! 1a.m. Designs is a peek into who I am and a representation of what I think is funky, fly, sweet and beautiful. I specialize in Custom illustrations, invites, greeting cards, stationery, website headers, logos, and business branding. Everything you see is something that I would be proud to give as a gift or display in my home. Here you will find a fun collection of prints, greeting cards, watercolors and vectors. As well as a portfolio of my custom work. Please browse, shop and have fun!!





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