Carli Pfurtscheller

Carli Pfurtscheller is a freelance graphic designer who is in love with the process of craft as well as ideas generation and believes in the use of good design for positive social change. Carli has a background in Logistics Management within the Telecommunications sector and is highly creative bringing together professionalism, organisational skills, project management and excellent communication skills. Carli recently won a commission for Wells & Co’s new Brewpoint brewery corporate identity and packaging design, from concept and art direction through to execution.

Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster is qualified in graphic design and illustration and has studied at both Bath and Bedford College. He has loved drawing since he was little and continues to love it now that he’s not so little.

He’s currently working as a designer and illustrator at agency Bonfire Creative Intelligence and all the work featured on his website are all personal projects created in his own time.

He is proud to be one of the founding members of the Circus of Illustration – a group of professional and amateur illustrators in the Bedfordshire area. As a group they are dedicated to promoting illustration in all its forms. They hold exhibitions of illustration and are involved in various smaller events such as Drink & Draw get-togethers. They have also published their own themed ‘zines’.

Aimee Hutchinson

Aimee Hutchinson is an award-winning visual and illustrative artist based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. She began her studies at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, before moving on to the Belfast School of Art where she graduated in 2015 with BA honours in Fine Art. In March 2014, Aimee held her first solo exhibition, Wanderlust, at the renowned Belfast venue, the Ulster Hall and was included in the Catalyst Arts group show. In June 2015, Aimee’s exhibition La Mère de Lapin, based on the infamous tale of Mary Toft, won her the prestigious Belfast Print Workshop Student Award and a year’s residency. Currently, Aimee is working on commissions and has had her work purchased by several buyers as far afield as the United States, Australia and Canada. In the future she hopes to resume her studies and would like to carve a career as a Medical Illustration.

Irene De Jong

Irene is an artist, illustrator and mindful art teacher. Working both traditional and digital (and often a combination of the two) Irene tries to capture something magical in everything she makes. Her illustrations are inspired by nature, mindfulness, feminism and by the stories and fairy tales of her childhood. You can find Irene’s illustrations in children’s books, magazines and on product packaging.  After completing her studies in the Netherlands, Irene moved to London and more recently to St Neots.

In 2019 Irene started her business Makings and Musings with which she offers mindful creativity workshops, including painting, drawing, macramé, needlework and drawing with minimal materials. At the beginning of lockdown, all workshops moved from in-person to online and as a result, Irene created a community of creatives and teaches people all over the world.

Jen Nesbitt

With over 15 years of experience as a graphic designer, illustrator and a deep passion for creative coding, Jen Nesbitt continuously explores the intersection of art, design, and technology.

Recently, Jen has delved into the world of creative coding, drawn to its potential to blend artistry with technology in innovative ways. By exploring programming languages and interactive media, she’s discovering new avenues for self-expression and pushing the boundaries of traditional art and design.

As a member of the Neotists, Jen has had the pleasure of hosting Drink and Draw events at The Barley Mow every second Wednesday of the month, fostering a vibrant community of artists and creatives. These gatherings have been a source of inspiration and collaboration, fuelling her creative pursuits.