Ottilie Hainsworth is an artist and educator living in Brighton, running drawing classes for adults and young people. She organises art events and workshops on illustration, making hand-made books and collage using recycled materials. She was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art, and at the Royal College of Art. In 2012, she was longlisted for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition. She contributed as artist and writer to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, and draws a full-colour diary of her everyday life. Her first graphic novel, Talking to Gina, will be published by Myriad in September 2017.