Caitlin Dinkins was raised in Ojai, California by a family with a long lineage of artists. She received a BFA in art from UCLA and an MFA in Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After Cranbrook, Dinkins was awarded an affiliate artists residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and later relocated to Los Angeles to work as an illustrator at Stila Cosmetics. She succeeded an eleven-year career as exclusive illustrator for the brand, ultimately holding the position of Creative Director.
In addition to garnering numerous awards in publications such as AdWeek and P.E.I. Books, Dinkins’ illustrations have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and have been published in magazines such as Vogue, W and Harper’s Bazaar. She has developed several successful co-branding illustrations for Stila and stores such as Anthropologie, Barney’s, and Japanese fashion and home store, Free’s Shop. She has designed interiors for the House of Stila, Stila at Fred Segal, and has reimagined several private residences. In 2011 Dinkins partnered with Minh Nguyen, to establish Zoe Bios Creative. Along with Minh, she creates art, innovative home accessories, and high design, while representing an evolving cadre of artists to offer the singular vision that is Zoe Bios Creative.