Ulla was born in Moenchengladbach, Germany. After an apprenticeship as a carpenter, she studied Set Design in BerlinBabelsberg and worked subsequently in Film and Theatre.
She draws inspiration for her illustrations from her three children and her experiences whilst living abroad, in the UK, Australia, France and her homeland Germany. Ulla returned to London in 2012 and has completed her Master of Illustration at Kingston University in September 2015. Ulla works as a freelance Illustrator and lives with her family in Kingston Upon Thames.