Marie-Noelle Horvath was born in a town near the French Alps and spent part of her childhood in Uruguay. After completing her studies in textile arts in Lyon, she first concentrated on textiles, but later began to illustrate children's books. Today, she is an illustrator and pattern designer for art and craft activity books, kidswear and children's books, including Farm and Park in the My First Touch and Find series. Marie mostly works digitally but also in felt and embroidery. She currently lives in Paris with her husband Carl and her cat Nonette.