“Hi, I’m Sarah…”

Known as the ‘quirky little designer’, Sarah has over 15 years of professional experience as an illustrator and designer working with hundreds of clients far and wide! Drawing is not just her job… it’s who she is!

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Children’s Books

We’re best known for our work on Children’s Books. We can offer you the complete package from start to finish, and because we’re big kids at heart, this allows us to create the books that children love!…

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A Special Gift…

Have you written a story that you would like to turn into a unique gift for a loved one or friend? We can turn your words into a book, and help you create that very special gift to remember…

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Picture Books…

We have been creating children’s picture books for the last 15 years. In that time, we have developed a wide range of distinct and varied styles, which allows us to create all sorts of quirky, wacky and visually engaging children’s books!…

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Illustration is not just one of our services; it’s Sarah’s favourite hobby too! She has been drawing ever since she can remember, and now has over 15 years of professional experience as an illustrator…

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Logo design…

The first impression of you to your potential customers is very important to us, which is why we specialise in creating logos that are not only professional & unique, but that stand the test of time!…

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Our Blog…

Keep up-to-date with our latest projects, view the new books/illustrations/logos etc we have been working on, as well as see all our latest Happydesigner random ramblings…

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Welcome to Happydesigner

  • Children's Illustration
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  • Logo Design

Hello there, and thanks for dropping by! We are an animal crazy, music loving, slightly quirky and very different Design & Illustration studio. Having been operating for over 15 years on a professional level, working with hundreds of clients far and wide, we can certainly offer you an in-depth as well as a very enjoyable and rewarding experience when you commission us to work with you on your project! As branding specialists, and Children’s creative illustrators, we have worked with numerous agencies and publishers, developing the knowledge and expertise to be able to create for you the unique and professional designs you are searching for!

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Although we offer a complete character design service, and many of our clients give us virtually free reign to do so, a number of authors approach us with an idea already formed in their heads of what their book will look like, and a few even have detailed characters or a particular style in mind when they write. Here at Happydesigner, we are very happy to work with you in whichever way suits you best, and we have an awesome range of illustration styles for you to choose from. We all have different tastes, after all!!

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Creative Brand Specialist

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We have also been designing bespoke and affordable Logos for over 15 years, and we can advise and offer a lot more than just artwork. Sarah loves getting her teeth into new projects, offering all of our clients a wide range of ideas and suggestions throughout the design process, as well as utilising her immense illustration skills to create imaginative and unique logo designs that really are eye-catching! 

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A few of my previous clients

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  • "It's been great working with Sarah as our illustrator! She's been so great in taking all feedback on board and delivers work of the highest standard. Would 100% recommend :-)" - Michelle Gibbs, Doodle Dozen Series
  • “Sarah’s advice has been invaluable, she could have just illustrated my first attempt but knew there was more to be had from the story and pointed me towards the right help." – Darron Jon Love

  • “I am so happy that I found Sarah to bring my book to life. Sarah took the time to listen and really made the effort to make sure that I was happy and her brilliant designs translated the words of my book into a beautiful visual story." - Jodie Jackson

  • "These posters and flyers are perfect”
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • "WOW! Love it! I'm so happy with what you've produced- and with so little input from me. FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU” - Darren Pascoe: 'Red Rabbit Book'

  • “Books arrived safely today- I am absolutely delighted with how they look – I can’t thank you enough – you’ve made my dream come true :)” – Jane Collins

  • "She has a keen eye for the quirky detail, she is punctual and a joy to work with. I simply cannot praise her enough.” - Clickety Books

  • Sarah is an extremely talented designer and illustrator. She has that rare gift of being able to find something in your business or character that you never knew existed" Craig Green

  • "Sarah quickly understood what I wanted to achieve and the look I was after. Sarah kept me informed and brought me into the whole process” – Darron Jon Love

  • "I can’t speak highly enough of Sarah! She has brought Roopert Snoopert to life in a way I could never have imagined.
    The illustrations are fantastic! Sarah keeps you update with progress from the draft stage right through to sign off." - Paul Micklewright
  • “Sarah was lovely to work with and keen to make sure that the illustrations were a perfect match for the story. It’s obvious that she really cares about her work and wants you, the author, to be happy with the final results.” – Marion Adams

  • "Thank you both so much for your hard work and dedication. Sarah is a fantastic illustrator! It is nice to know I have worked with someone who is so professional at her job, and will certainly remember her for the future if I need another book illustrating."
  • “Sarah’s re-branding of my business has given it a much needed fresh and quirky feel. She provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could.” – Discovery Leisure

  • Sarah is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable, she delivered 100% with a new logo that was spot on! We can't recommend her enough!” - Lucy @ Get Active

  • "Sarah loves her work, her friendly ‘can do’ approach is reassuring whether you’re on your first or tenth book."  – Darron Jon Love
  • "Sarah understood what I was looking for and produced a fantastic logo for me.  She is very approachable and friendly – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her” Katie Jarvis, Fancy Prints

  • “I was so nervous ringing you as i've never done anything like this before, but you were so friendly and put me completely at ease.” - Donna Purvis

  • "Outstanding illustrator with exceptional talent. You couldn’t wish for a better artist, as it would be impossible to find. Such a spectacular gifted designer who is always happy!" - Rachel Lake

  • “When we first contacted Sarah, Dainty Dizzy was a concept;  an idea to be shaped into a brand.  Sarah took this idea and illustrated it perfectly….and our brand look and feel was born.” – Dainty Dizzy

  • "Sarah is amazing - very fast at understanding the requirements, great pictures and never too much trouble. I recommend her wholeheartedly" - Fernando Caldeira-Saraiva
  • Sarah really understood the brief right from the beginning and has been able to translate my ideas and mental images, that at times were quite specific, into magical illustrations that are better than I’d ever hoped. She has absolutely nailed it!” – Gareth Edwards

  • “Thank you, Sarah, for the amazing work you did on the illustrations for my book. Working with you has been so easy thanks to your enthusiasm, flexibility, support, professionalism and, of course, the amazing quality of your work." – Stuart Neath

  • Sarah has a great insight into how to best produce a children’s book and is really helpful in getting you there! I really cannot recommend Sarah enough – brilliant designer, friendly and professional. The experience has been a great one!“ – Jodie Jackson
  • "I hope my recommendation will persuade you to use Sarah! I cannot fault her, for her professionalism, enthusiasm and talent." - Michelle Hawkins, Director: The Flying DoDo

  • "The logos are absolutely fantastic, they are spot on brief and are even better than we imagined!Paolo Pini, Step Up To Languages

  • "I am absolutely thrilled with the colours and love the look and overall feel of the book, its so different and unique, thank you so much"