Category: Latest News

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions With Happydesigner

New Year Resolutions Happy New Year! We’ve had a lovely few days off for Christmas (well, days off in that some days it wasn’t an all-out paintfest as usual!) and we’re settling down into our new life in 2018. How’s it going for you so far? Have you made any resolutions? Or did you decide…

Christmas Ideas From Happydesigner

December Fun With Happydesigner! This year has been another stellar one at Happydesigner, and we’re all so chuffed to have been able to work with so many talented and innovative authors! Recently I put together a blog that highlighted some of our recent releases, and it’s so exciting to know the New Year is going…

Visiting Norman Gorman’s

Happydesigner at Norman Gorman’s Sarah went to visit our favourite Guinea Pig Sanctuary, Norman Gorman’s! Not very surprisingly she had a GREAT day. The lovely people at Norman Gorman’s put Sarah onto all kinds of tasks, and she spent the day cleaning out the cages, grooming all the residents, making sure everyone got a cuddle…

The Latest From Happydesigner

A Round-Up of Our Latest Releases! So it turns out that October and November are busy times in the world of publishing! With authors desperately trying to release their books in time for Christmas, the paint brushes have been flying here at the Happydesigner studios. But what have we been working on, I hear you cry? Allow…

“Go To Sleep!” Wins Moonbeam Award!

Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2017 Marion Adams and Sarah Leigh-Wills win Moonbeam Award for “Go To Sleep“ There’s really nothing quite like being considered for an award, and there’s certainly nothing like getting a prize! When you’re a writer, or an illustrator, or editor, or anything creative, sometimes it can feel like you’re working alone…

We Love Wildlife!

Bats, Slugs and Snails! There are many things we get asked to illustrate on a daily basis, and some things can really make us do big silly grins! A firm favourite of everyone is the day we get to draw bugs. Slugs, snails, butterflies, all manner of tiny insects and worms, buzzy bees; you name…

Go To Sleep!

  Go To Sleep! Children’s book illustrations/design Written by Marion Adams. Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that there is something wrong … “Go To Sleep” is a delightful bedtime story with a humorous…

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A few of my previous clients

happydesigner clients

  • “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

  • "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

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

  • 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

  • "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
  • "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'

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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
  • "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’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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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

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

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

  • 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
  • “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