For Scotland’s Year of Storytelling in 2022, Climate Change Message in a Bottle has partnered with two young artists to produce a zine based on young islanders’ stories of their hopes for a carbon neutral future. Read more about Melanie and Hannah below. 


“I am a freelance illustrator currently based in Edinburgh after graduating in Illustration BA(Hons) from The University of Edinburgh. I spend my spare time drawing on location and painting from direct observation. My favourite medium to work with is watercolour as this complements my expressive mark-making. I love working on children’s story ideas and it’s my dream to illustrate a picture book one day! I am very excited about this project as it combines both my passion for climate action with visual storytelling. It’s a wonderful opportunity to make a positive difference.  Through my design work I want to represent the concerns of young students and create awareness about climate change.”


“Hello, I’m Hannah. I graduated from Edinburgh College of art with a degree in Illustration 2020 and have since been working as a freelance illustrator based in London and Edinburgh. I love to experiment with bright colours, patterns, and humour within my work. I primarily work digitally but often draw inspiration from analog-making processes such as printmaking.”’