Richard Merritt (Author)
Born and bred in North London, Richard Merritt has been an illustrator for 15 years after graduating from Central Saint Martin's college of Art and Kingston University.
Richard has worked with many book and editorial publishing houses, design groups, advertising agencies and more, on lots of varied projects, from children's books and packaging to magazines and costume illustration for film. His intricately detailed illustrations have become a staple of the best-selling Art Therapy and Menagerie series, and has led to television appearances.
Lizzie Preston (Author)
Birmingham based Lizzie Preston is a versatile designer, illustrator and all-round creative.
Lizzie loves anything from doodles to laser cuts, graphic to hand drawn and has a real passion for typography and intricate illustration.
Sam Loman (Author)
Sam Loman studied Illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and received her Bachelor of Design in 2005.
A year before graduating, she started her own design business.
Sam's talents are spread across a range of disciplines, having worked extensively with graphic design, photography, product design and writing children and non-fiction books.
Her interest in subjects such as medicine, fashion, art & design and food maker her work diverse and interesting.
Laura-Kate Chapman (Author)
Laura-Kate Chapman is an illustrator currently living in Liverpool, having graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2008 with a first class degree in Graphic Arts.
She likes to weave intricate patterns into her work as she feels that it is attention to the little details that can be most captivating. More than anything she is trying to create a visual world that gives the mundane a more magical feel and above all else she wants her illustrations to make people smile.
She is interested in a number of creative areas and how illustration can work across them. For example designing tattoos, wallpaper patterns, illustrations to go on to clothing garments, as well as more traditional areas such as book covers, CD covers, editorial and advertising. She is eager to get involved in a variety of projects and hopefully do something different and exciting with illustration.
Hannah Davies (Author)
Hannah Davies is an award-winning Welsh based freelance designer and illustrator. She is a fine-detail Surface Pattern Design specialist who draws on her love of nature for inspiration, producing intricate work rich in texture and colour. Combining illustrations and pattern design, 'I use my imaginative and detailed hand-drawing as a starting point. I then develop this using my own vibrant watercolours and collage techniques creating quirky stories and inspiring patterns'.
Hannah has worked with many design companies from all ends of the spectrum contributing in design, publishing and advertising.
Cindy Wilde (Author)
Cindy Wilde makes simple, joyful, quirky designs using bold graphic shapes and blocks of flat colour combined with areas of intricate pattern. All the elements within her work are made by hand using acrylic paint, indian ink and simple print techniques. They are then cut and reassembled to create the final piece.
Chellie Carroll (Author)
Beginning her creative career as a designer working on projects for the launch of Playstation 2 and BBC3, Chellie Carroll turned to illustration full time in 2000.
Chellie has worked for Cadburys, Kelloggs, Cancer Research and Readers Digest amongst others. She works primarily with computer-based vector line images and has a flair for intricate zen-tangle drawings - many of which have featured in Relaxing Art Therapy, A Calming Colouring Book for Kids and both Colour and Art Therapy Greeting Cards.