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Children’s Book Illustration: “Who’s Got Dirty Feet?”

This september I have been working on a new children’s book called “Who’s Got Dirty Feet?” – written by Fiona Griffiths. When Fiona presented me with the story I just knew it would be a delight to work on! This quirky story is about a little girl that finds muddy footprints on her bed when she get…

Sarah-Leigh Wills at Dog Tales, Splash Book Festival – Falmouth 2012

Happydesigner appeared at Falmouth Book Festival – Is it true? oh YES! On Saturday 8th the Falmouth Book Festival opened with ‘Dog Tails’ at The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (the Poly). The free family spectator event saw six auditioned dogs and owners paired up with illustrators and authors Rebecca Cobb, Simon James, Michelle Cartlidge, Elina Ellis, Sarah-Leigh Wills, Caroline Uff and Philip Moran….

Award Winning Clickety books hits Radio Cornwall!

Clickety Books picks up 2 more awards! Craig Green, a falmouth based author is celebrating this week after winning 2 awards for his work on Clickety Books. Silver and Gold practical pre-school and primary teachers updates awards! Craig enjoyed talking to Tiffany Truscott on BBC Radio Cornwall. You can defiantly hear Craig’s enthusiasm as he talks about the team that…

Launch of the NEW Clickety Books Website

Its here! The new Clickety Books Website! The new site design had to include elements such as: A book shop A resources area New feed and blog Voice player Character interaction Engaging elements  Bright and warming imagery The design process was a fun one, Trying to keep the consistency of the brand, styling of the character and…

Featured project: Dainty Dizzy

Here is a fantastic project I have been working on – Dainty Dizzy. Dainty Dizzy make beautiful Girls Dresses for Special Occasions including Skirts, Bridesmaid dresses, Tops, Bags and Accessories, all designed and handmade in the UK. Dainty Dizzy is a new business set up by Justine Rogers.  She approached me when the business was just…

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A few of my previous clients

happydesigner clients

  • "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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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
  • “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

  • “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 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

  • 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

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

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

  • “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

  • "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'

  • “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 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

  • "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

  • "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 amazing - very fast at understanding the requirements, great pictures and never too much trouble. I recommend her wholeheartedly" - Fernando Caldeira-Saraiva
  • 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 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
  • “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

  • "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

  • "Sarah loves her work, her friendly ‘can do’ approach is reassuring whether you’re on your first or tenth book."  – Darron Jon Love