Marian Deuchars is an illustrator, designer and author. Her three books, Let's Make Some Great Art, Let's Make Some Great Placemat Art, and Let's Make Some Great Fingerprint Art, encourage everyone to create art, and include foolproof instructions on drawing a bicycle. Deuchars studied illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London where she graduated in 1989 with a MA with Distinction. She, along with other fellow RCA students, formed an art and design studio in North London where she has created commercial work for publishing, editorial, packaging and advertising clients. Her distinctive hand-lettering has been featured on the cover of Esquire, in the Guardian, throughout Jamie Oliver's cookbooks, and on Royal Mail stamps.