Jess Pearson

Founder of the North Devon Maker Series // Filmmaker

Jess has grown up and lived in North Devon all her life. She became ill at the age of 15 and consequently found her passion for film. Film was a medium through which she communicated, whilst she lost her voice to a rare autoimmune illness, Myasthenia Gravis. Being ill has given Jess the perspective on how she wants to live her life; in North Devon whilst making a living through film. The North Devon Maker Series is a long-standing passion of Jess’ and she hopes that this project will help people connect and wake up to the talent and skill that North Devon has to offer.

Rebecca Hughes


Rebecca is a West Country marketer, social entrepreneur and art appreciator. She has spent the last few years building up The Women’s Adventure Expo, a Bristol-based Social Enterprise making adventure more inclusive and accessible to all women. Rebecca started her working life as a photographer, and although now only picks up her iPhone as a camera, she still loves all forms of creativity in all its colour. Having specialised in start-up and small business marketing, Rebecca brings her knowledge to the project and is excited to see The Makers Series develop and draw together the local community and businesses.

Jose Walker

Illustrator for the North Devon Maker Series

The North Devon Maker Series is honoured to have Jose’s beautiful illustrations take pride of place on The North Devon Maker Series website. Her talented skills bring a refreshing beauty to this project.

“I am inspired by living, walking and surfing the North Devon coastline. Documenting and exploring the land through the ever-changing seasons has always been the main influence in my creative process. Throughout the year my days are spent immersed in nature and the ocean and even after all this time I’m still marvelling at the beauty of this little corner of the world.”

Chris Hatton

Web designer for the North Devon Maker Series

Chris is a web developer by trade and our technological Guru. When he is not web developing you might find him performing in local theatre shows, riding his motorbike along the North Devon coastline or learning to pilot a plane. Chris is also building up a fantastic North Devon chilli sauce business, Dr.Peppa’s Condiments. Chris definitely adds the spice to the North Devon Maker Series.

Georgie Owen

Guest Photographer // Graphic Designer for the North Devon Maker Series

Georgie has an exquisite eye for detail, atmosphere and beauty and this is captured in her photography. Georgie’s passion is to photograph food and lifestyle. Georgie is always the person I go to for graphic design.

“ Supporting small and local businesses that centre around sustainable, organic and ethical products are at the forefront of my values as an individual and photographer. I firmly believe that strong visual based stories can inspire and educate, that is why I love working with small businesses to help tell the little stories that matter.”

Louise Middleton

Co-founder and Artistic Director for Maker 1 and Maker 2 Films

Louise helped start the formerly known Maker Series. She featured as the first Maker, Golden Bear Belts, and was a huge help in teaching me how to film Makers. After the first two films, Louise moved on to other projects which included her astonishing project, Kudhva, which involved developing a disused slate quarry utopia, set in Cornwall, into a beautifully bespoke event and accommodation experience. Without her generosity and time at the beginning of this project, the North Devon Maker Series would not be where it is today. Thank you, Louise, for believing in me at the start of this project.

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