Nik Ainley is a UK based illustrator who produces both personal and commissioned work. He rather bizarrely taught himself Photoshop in his spare time while gaining a degree in physics at Imperial College in London. He enjoyed it so much he ditched physics and moved full time into design and illustration.
Nik is constantly trying to further his expertise in digital media, and won't stop until he has mastered all the tools he needs to fully realise his ideas. He uses whatever techniques he can get his hands on to achieve the desired effect and is happiest when learning new ways of creating graphics. Shinybinary.com was first launched in 2004 as an online portfolio for Nik and has since attracted over four million visitors.
As an illustrator, Nik has received considerable exposure, his work featuring in many magazines as well as on websites, in books and in exhibitions.