Erin Trampel was born in 1992. She grew up in Kamrar, a small farming community in central Iowa. Her father farms corn and beans, and raises hogs. Her mother is an XRay tech in nearby Webster City. After graduating from Webster City High School she attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. There she started her education in Art Education but in her Sophomore year she realized that keeping track of 28 eight year olds who all had paint was too much for a day to day career and chose to switch to Graphic Design.