Amazing People

Volume two

Evie Wyld
Writer
Evie Wyld is the author of All The Birds Singing and After the Fire, a Still Small Voice and has won lots of awards. She runs Review Bookshop in Peckham. 
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Effie Woods 
Writer
Effie is a writer, mother, gamer, eater. Currently eating Nutella directly from the jar.
@effiewoods
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Ola Niepsuj
Illustrator
Ola Niepsuj designs posters, visual identities and infographics, and her illustrations have found their way into magazines, books, and children’s publications. She’s currently attempting to start living a simpler life and stop overcommitting. Guilty pleasure: animal videos. olaniepsuj.com
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Rebecca Hunt
Writer
The author of Everland and Mr Chartwell, Rebecca Hunt has been longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for the Galaxy Book Awards’ New Writer of the Year. She lives in east London with her boyfriend, Simon and their pug, Nancy.
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Michael J. Bennett
Photographer
A photographer, writer and digital production librarian, Michael J. Bennett lives in New Braintree, Massachusetts
with his wife Tara and dog Timber. His interests include chainsaw maintenance, the work of John Fahey, and fulsome beard growth. 
tundragraphics.com
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Rosa Rankin-Gee
Writer
Rosa grew up in Kensal Rise, but has lived in Paris for the past 4 ½  years. Her first novel, The Last Kings of Sark, won Shakespeare & Company’s international Paris Literary Prize. She is writing her second novel in a library in the Marais, where she pretends there isn’t internet. @rosarankingee
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John Hooper
Photographer
“I like to make up stories which unfortunately most people believe. This is difficult but it always reminds me of what my grandma said: ‘If you are going to lie you must remember what you said’. I enjoy whisky and Space Raiders but not always at the same time.”
 johnhooper.net
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Nele Anders
Illustrator
Nele is a freelance illustrator currently based in Berlin. Among other things, she enjoys strong coffee, her balcony and watching her neighbours – or all of the above combined. 
@neleanders|
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Donna Sarah Hughes
Illustrator
“I'm Donna Sarah and I am an illustrator from North Wales.
I love cake, the seaside, dogs
and farmers’ markets, and
my favourite colour is
yellow.”
 @donnasarah3
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Marianna Madriz
Illustrator
A UK based-illustrator originally from Venezuela, Marianna is
a collector of illustrated zines and especially loves the ones
in languages she can't really understand. @madspot
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Vicki Turner 
Designer & illustrator
Vicki is a British designer and illustrator with a passion for the natural world. She has recently returned from a few years of worldwide wandering to bring
a rotten tin tabernacle back to
life in Devon.
vicki-turner.com
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Anthony Collins
Director
A director, producer and editor of film, radio and TV, Tony also edited The EEL zine and curated The Vyner Street Festival. He lives in Hackney, London with his wife Rosie and son Artie.
@anthonyecollins
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Marjolein Schalk
Illustrator
A Dutch illustrator, half of Studio De Leijer and co-founder of the risograph-printed zine Wobby – Marjolein practises her pencil-sharpening skills daily while standing in the downward-facing dog. marjoleinschalk.nl
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Anja Furrer
Illustrator
A graphic design student from Switzerland, Anja’s loves include different hairstyles, the North, audiobooks and photography.  @chocolatetree
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Sophie Dahl
Writer
Sophie is the author of four books. She likes tequila, Scrabble and tortoises. She secretly longs to be an archaeologist or video vixen. sophiedahl.com
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Tom Tivnan
Writer
Massachusetts-born, London-dwelling Tom is an editor
and writer who works at The Bookseller by day and writes
for Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and The Independent by night. His hobbies include dusty bookshops and cat husbandry. 
@tomtivnan
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Michael Driver
Illustrator
A London-based freelance illustrator, Michael currently lives in a basement directly underneath the District and Circle lines. He is very excited for when the tube goes 24 hours. His work involves textures made from discarded print ephemera collaged with digital work. 
@michaelwdriver
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Sergio Membrillas
Illustrator
Sergio Membrillas is a freelance illustrator and a big music geek. He loves brutalist architecture and mid-century furniture. His passion for pizza and coffee is huge, only comparable with his passion for biking in summer. sergiomembrillas.com
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Siobhan Morrin
Writer
Mainly writing about film, architecture and travel, Siobhan is assistant editor at Emerald Street and a contributor to Stylist. She is often to be found looking around disused bus garages and inventing new compound words in German. @siobhanmorrin

Laura Markwardt
Illustrator
Laura is a cultural commentator whose love of fashion and the written word has led to working with some of the UK’s biggest brands. Outside the fashion bubble she’s a dedicated runner and aficionado of (unwatchable) 1980s horror movies. @mkwdt
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Lauri Hopkins
Artist
A British abstract artist from Sussex, Lauri’s work involves painting, collage and the use
of defunct materials. She draws inspiration from mid-century design, objects that have fallen out of use and childhood memories. 
laurihopkins.com
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Matthew the Horse
Poet & illustrator
An illustrator, graphic artist, poet and educator, Matthew likes other people. He likes trees. He is frustrated by cynicism. His client list includes The Guardian,
The New York Times and The Economist
@matthewthehorse
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Lucy Kirk
Illustrator
Illustrator, ceramicist and farmer's daughter. Raw milk enthusiast, and part-time pot painter. @lucy_kirk
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Ohara Hale
Artist
Ohara Hale is a Montreal/internet/universe-based multidisciplinary artist. She writes and illustrates comic
and children’s books – one of them is about farting (and pooping and burping and sneezing and peeing). She
also draws flowers and plants. @oharahale
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Duncan Macmillan
Writer
Duncan is a writer and theatre director. He is currently watching his wife eat Nutella directly from the jar. 
@sleevenotes
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Andy Carter
Illustrator
Andy is an illustrator based in Leeds. Looking at his work is
a bit like finding money in an old pair of jeans. He is also probably better at Mario Kart than anyone you've met before. @andysface
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Michael Parkin
Illustrator
“I'm a freelance illustrator. Once I filled one of my socks with sand at the beach. I threw it to my sister, who dropped it in the sea. When she threw it back it was much heavier and it
broke my finger.” 
@parkinparkin

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Lie Dirkx
Illustrator
Lie is a freelance illustrator and designer from Belgium, living and working in England. She does things with paper and textiles. Flea markets are
her favourite thing ever.
liedirkx.com
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Ted Allen
Photographer
Ted’s recent adventures have taken him to Glencoe photographing the Mountain Rescue Team. He works and
plays in Brixton, London. @tedallenphoto
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Isobel Diamond
Writer
Isobel is a globe-trotting travel and design journalist based in London. She has contributed to The TelegraphThe Guardian and Condé Nast Traveller.
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