Abigail Moulder is a freelance illustrator working in her very own little garden studio in North London. She graduated from Middlesex University with a BA in Illustration, her second degree after a BA in English Literature and Language at Leeds University. As you may guess she has a slight obsession with books, particularly children’s literature and is looking forward to working on her first picture book. She also has a tendency to imagine the people she meets as various animals, likes vintage hats and her enjoys trips abroad volunteering with various wildlife.
Abi works in two very different styles, one focused on lino printing and the other entirely collage based. Both strongly focus on fine detail and humour in the everyday. She has worked for clients including Guerilla Dance Group/V&A Lates, Forty Hall, Cat’s Pyjamas Books, Acinonyx Magazine, KnowMore London and won an award in the prestigious 3X3 Magazine Student Show. She sells her prints at Baron Art in Holt, Norfolk and has also exhibited in a number of galleries.
-ADAM ALEXANDER CLAGUE-
Adam recently graduated from Middlesex’s BA Illustration course. While he works with traditional materials such as oil paints, Adam also uses modern mediums such as tablets and touch screen devices to create his images.
Alex Moore is an illustrator and comic book artist based in north London. She also has an unhealthy fascination with puns, plays the saw and takes far too many photos. She recently graduated from Middlesex University with a BA in illustration- since then she’s been freelancing, worked on a number of independent comics and helped organise the occasional art show and exhibition.
Mixing up traditional mediums such as pencil and watercolours with digital processes, Alex’s work tends to focus on story-telling and creating a strong sense of character. Previous clients include Renegade Arts Entertainment, HMX Media, Twenty Something London, Unseen Shadows LDT , Live Magazine, Rumpus and was part of Ammo magazine’s poop deck project.
She is quite possibly allergic to free time.
Amber is a collage illustrator, and enjoys nothing more than some nice pieces of paper and some glue. Her work mixes colour and pattern with intricate cutting and composition, which she uses to bring rich narratives to life.
Amber’s work has been featured in a number of exhibitions including poet Maggie Butt’s Sancti Clandestini show and accompanying book, and the Drawn Chorus collective’s recent Curiouser and Curiouser.
She is a graduate of BA Illustration at Middlesex University, and lives in London with her friends.
Amy works mostly in watercolour and with paper. She recently graduated from Middlesex University, London with BA (Hons) in Illustration and now lives near Oxford working as a freelance illustrator.
Andrew has been an illustrator for over twenty years and has won awards from the Association of Illustrators for his editorial work. He is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Illustration course at Middlesex University. Recent clients include: The Guardian, The Times, Barclays Bank, The Economist, The Radio Times, Diageo, Harvard Business Review, Imperial College, Lloyds. With Linda Hughes he recently co-curated the exhibition “Happy Birthday Edward Lear” and he has contributed to Steady Gigs, The Charity Shop Compendium and The Shed Show.
Ben Hendy favours a traditional and hand drawn approach when producing his illustrations. Ben’s work centers around themes such as carnival, nostalgia and the absurd and is usually inspired by writers such as Will Self and William S Burroughs. He tends to work in black and white because it contradicts the colourful nature of the circus theme and adds a slightly darker and sinister atmosphere. Ben’s work has recently branched out into 3D and animation and he is interested in combining the two.
Cathy Kwan studied a BA in English Language and Communication at King’s College London and now wants to get back into drawing. She likes crass colours, drawing faces and gets her inspiration from Japanese Pop Art and Pop Culture. Alongside illustration, Cathy has also co-founded a handcut and handprinted lino apparel brand, Y.h Clothing with her twin sister and fellow Choruser, Eileen Kai Hing Kwan.
Daniel Duncan is a freelance illustrator working from just outside of London. Creating work from a stable turned studio.Using predominantly pencil along with digital processes, Dan mostly likes to illustrate narratives and recently received the Highly Commended prize in the Macmillan 2013 children’s picture book competition.
Other than drawing Dan also loves football.
-EILEEN KAI HING KWAN-
Emma Block is a full time illustrator who graduated with First Class Honours in BA Illustration at Middlesex University. Her first book, Tea and Cake, came out in 2011, and she has just finished working on her second children’s book. She likes charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils.
Emma’s work is inspired by the people she meets in her everyday life, old photos, vintage clothes, travel, 1950s illustration and 1930s jazz. She has worked for clients including Harper Collins, Hardie Grant, Hand in Hand Soap, Blue Apple Books,The British Heart Foundation, Time Out, Woodmansterne, Madison Park Greetings, Hallmark and American Greetings.
Fred Campbell is a London based Illustrator. This year, he graduated from Middlesex University with an upper second-class honours degree in Illustration.
He has exhibited with the Poetry Society, in the show ‘Sancti Clandestini’ (2012) and was featured in the accompanying anthology of poems, of the same name, by Maggie Butt. He has also exhibited work in the Drawn Chorus Collective’s Lewis Carroll exhibition.
He is interested in expressing narrative through drawing, specifically in picture books comics and animation.
He works in pen and ink and also uses watercolour and digital techniques.
Fredrik Edén is a freelance illustrator currently based in Oslo, Norway. He mainly produces work with digital mediums (including animations), but enjoy using traditional mediums as well.
He graduated from Middlesex University in London 2012 with a bachelors degree in illustration. He has also worked as a Photographer/graphic designer for the Norwegian Navy.
Hector Lloyd is an illustrator living and working in South London. He creates humour in the tiny details of large images, inviting you to take more than a quick look. Hector’s inspiration comes mainly from crowds, cities and buildings, where he spends most of his time. He uses a mixture of hand drawing and digital process to create large, densely packed images, which are meant to be looked at for a long time.
Hector has worked with many clients including Ally Capellino, Globetrotter Luggage and Ask Hutch Events management.
-JESSICA LUCIA TOWNSON-
Look. I’m just a freelance illustrator/musician. Okay?
Katie is an Animator and Illustrator from East Sussex. She graduated from Middlesex university BA Illustration in 2012 and since then has done various pieces of commissioned work for clients from Sussex to Los Angeles. She has spent most of her life drawing and says she can always be found doodling on something that she probably shouldn’t be whether it’s paper, the walls, that restraining order she got in the post the other day…
This September she will be going on to do a Masters degree in Animation at The University of Hertfordshire.
Her work ranges from the absurd to the down right ridiculous but it is consistently humourous. Being fickle she finds it hard to stick to one way of working, and as such her work is diverse in styles, materials and influences.
Her inspirations include Dave McKean, Simone Legno, Camille Rose Garcia, San Smith, Edward Gorey, Gary Baseman and The Smiths.
Lefki Savvidou is a freelance illustrator and tattoo designer from Cyprus, and a member of the Drawn Chorus Collective. She graduated from Middlesex University in 2012 with a degree in BA Illustration.
Lefki’s work can be recognised by her black and white style usually consisting by thin lines. She uses traditional mediums such as ink, pencil and fineliners while trying to avoid any association with technology. Inspired by victorian illustrations she creates work by transferring images of the brain onto paper.
Lefki has done work for the State General Laboratory (SGL) of Cyprus, the branding of “Souvlaki O Mormolis” the first and only pop-up Greek souvlaki in London town and the branding for ‘souvenir’ Showroom – Concept store in Cyprus and Greece owned by Athens based Cypriot fashion designer Alexia Kirmitsi.
Linda is an artist and animator. She won a Gold Award from the Chicago Film Festival for her animation “Face Facts”. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and Animation at the Royal College of Art. She sells her prints at the Penny Fielding Gallery in East London, and is currently working on the animated short, “Fairground Fever”. With Andrew Baker she recently co-curated the exhibition “Happy Birthday Edward Lear” and she contributed to Visions of Utopia in Walthamstow.
-NADINE SCHERER –
Nadine Scherer (aka Until The End) is a young freelance designer and illustrator currently based in Berlin, Germany.
She graduated with honours from the University of Applied Sciences Trier in 2012 with a degree in B.A. Communication Design. Before that she spend some time doing illustration at Middlesex University.
She has recently been working for German Rolling Stone and Musikexpress magazine and a small aspiring graphic design studio.
Lost between myth and memories, dream and reality, Oat Motien is a London based illustrator whose work has been featured in ELLE, Attitude magazine, Computer Arts, Harper Barzaar, L’ Officiel in Thailand and Design Week in London. Oat graduated MA in Illustration from Central Saint Martins (London) and currently work as a freelance illustrator for clients such as Universal Music and Granta publishing.
As a young geeky boy, Oat was a librarian at his school and since then he has developed his love for books and their beautiful illustrations. His latest solo show “EX-LIBRIS” at The Book Club (Shoreditch,London) exams relationship between books and identity.
Octavia Austin is an illustrator/maker, she likes exploring lots of different creative facets in the illustration and textile world. She currently works at a textile design and manufacturing company as well as developing her own work. She is inspired by everything from her insect collection to beautiful haute couture and ‘trashy’ fashion.
A graduate illustrator from Middlesex University, Zanna is most in her element when manipulating existing print techniques to create novel and unexpected images. She favours the rough and raw qualities that can be achieved with mono-printing and image transfer – often combining the two digitally. She likes to integrate elements of strangeness and mystery into her work, whilst retaining an aged aesthetic to give her illustrations a sense of gravitas. Her work was recently selected as one of the Top 25 submissions for the Folio Society Book Illustration Competition. Zanna works freelance and is based in London.