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.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.Richard Merritt (Author) Born and bred in North London, Richard Merritt has been an illustrator for over 10 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.