Noelle Stevenson was born in Columbia, South Carolina. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 for Nimona. Her work also includes Thor volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer and Lumberjanes volume 2. She is also part of the writing team for Disney's animated TV series Wander Over Yonder.