Hello! I’m Sarah. I’m an illustrator, designer, creator and candlestick maker.
Well not really the last one. Sad slugs, musical worms and rabbits on flying carpets are just some of the things I like to draw. My work has been commissioned by a variety of clients including Bloomsbury, Birmingham Royal Ballet, NHS, Friends of the Earth, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, CowPR and Squidgy Face Books.

You can find my range of cards and other illustrative creations throughout the UK including Paperchase, Selfridges, Not on the Highstreet and society 6.

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Where do you get your inspiration from?
A lot of people say to me, ‘you’ve got a weird brain’. I tend to agree.
My inspiration comes from humans and their ways; situations, personalities, mannerisms, expressions; there’s so much to explore! And that goes for animals too.

What’s your favourite colour?
Blue, no red, no green… I like rainbows.

How do you create your illustrations?
I sometimes draw with a pencil and scan them into photoshop where I add colour. Or I just use my tablet to draw the whole thing in Photoshop. I also use it to create layers for screen printing.

Where did you study?
I went to Cambridge School of Art to do a BA Honours in Illustration.

What do you like?

I do love a bonfire, sitting on hay bails, drinking freshly squeezed apple juice, making fires, that kind of thing. Proper bumpkin me. Oh, and dancing, lots of dancing!

Awards:
Finalist in The Henries Awards 2013 in the Best Words & Sentiments range.
Best new product in the Greetings & Stationery category at Top Drawer London Awards 2013.

 

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Trade shows:

Top Drawer 2016
Brand Licensing Europe 2015 stand J1h
Pulse 2015
Pulse 2014
Top Drawer 2014
Pulse 2013
Top Drawer Spring 2013
Top Drawer Autumn 2012

Past Exhibitions:

‘Small Talk’ Bodega, Birmingham – March 2014
‘On these magic shores’ O3 Gallery Oxford, in collaboration with Comma. 4th May – 16th June 2013
‘Sports and Leisure’ An exhibition of contemporary illustration Exposure, Oxford Circus, London 3rd-28th June 2013
‘100 HOUSES’, Bristol – Nov 16th – 30th 2012
‘ONCE UPON A TIME’ at 6/8 Kafe – April – May 2012
‘POINTEBLANK’ BRB Hobson’s choice – Feb 2012
‘POINTEBLANK’ BRB Coppelia – June 2011

Girls Who Draw
‘MAGIC’ at Solihull Arts complex – April – June 2011
‘TRAVELLING MENAGERIE’ at Here and Now gallery in Falmouth – July 2010
‘UPFEST’ in Bristol (live drawing) – June 2010
‘MISFITS’ in London at Exposure gallery, Oxford Circus – Feb 2009

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‘WONDERLAND’ Custard Factory, Birmingham – Sept 2009