Nicky Thompson was born in Sheffield in 1970. 

He is a graphic designer, illustrator, lecturer and occasional fine artist, and since 1994 he has owned and managed boutique Chester design studio Lemondrop Creative.

He has an MA from the Liverpool School of Art and is visiting lecturer at the University of Chester.

He has worked for an array of clients including: Premier League football clubs (Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City), Longines Watches, The FA, Virgin, Cheshire East Council, CrossCountry Trains, Arriva Trains, Marketing Cheshire, the NHS, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Flintshire County Council, Matrix Networks and an array of SMEs.

In 2017 his 1930s inspired rail posters for the Marvellous Days Out campaign achieved international success. BBC coverage of this project can be viewed here

In 2018 he designed and illustrated the book 'Discover Amazing Women by Rail' which attracted national coverage.

For the first time some of his work is now available to buy here as special and limited edition museum quality prints and merchandise, including signed postcard sets, signed calendars, greetings cards and individual fine art postcards.

Nicky's other interests are non-league football, the English Lake District, British social history, sitcoms and decent beer.