Nurbanu was born in 1988 in Ankara. After completing her high school education at ODTÜ College, she moved to New York to study Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design. Having received her degree, she took part in various creative projects in New York, İstanbul, Florence, and Argentine. Currently, Nurbanu lives in Cambridge and works in advertising and film projects while also illustrating for magazines and children’s books. When she has time, she works on her own projects.