Illustrator & Designer

I am an award winning freelance Graphic DesignerIllustrator based in Cornwall. I specialise in Brand concepts, advertising, web design and illustration but do enjoy designing anything.

I love nothing more than doing Graphic Design and Illustration, for clients and for my own collections.I have worked with agencies in the past including Richard Quick Design and Portfolio Marketing. I  am now a member of the Cornwall Design Forum (CDF) Committee.

I am best recognised for being the UK & Ireland winner of the DAF award 2007. My work has been featured in the London Design Festival 2008 and also on the Respect For Animals website. It will also be featured in a new publication ‘For A Good Cause’ which will be published late 2009.

I am a sessional lecturer of Graphic Design at Cornwall College and I have also taught in other local universities.

In my spare time when I am not doodling or designing I love to spend time training and showing myMiniature Pedigree Shetland Ponies. Which you can see more of at Little Haven Shetland’s website.

I have been illustrating since I can remember and am now getting into the childrens book industry by woking with Clickety Books. I have already designed their brand, website, Characters and have started on the books! All to be launched late 2010!

I hope to continue to pick up illustration jobs all over the country once this has been launched! Wither it be in cornwall of further afield!

Another Illustration project I am currently working on is Richard the Lionfart. You can see a feature and a link to my site here: Me!

As for Graphic design I have been working with a couple of clients on different projects:

SouthwestCRM – They have enjoyed meteoric growth since it began trading in 2007.  It consists of a small team of IT professionals based in the UK but servicing organisations across Europe. The team specialises in helping businesses to realise the full benefits of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Document Management systems.  We are authorised partners for SugarCRM, info@hand and KnowledgeTree.  We develop extensions and integrations between these products and other systems that our customers may be using.

People And Gardens – They supply a day care service for people with physical and emotional impairments. We aim to promote emotional and physical well being through gardening and group activities within a real working environment. We are run by and for people whose lives have been affected by disability.

Participants have a range of disabilities from severe autism to Down’s Syndrome. Many have issues with self esteem, confidence and social exclusion. People and Gardens provides the basis for improving independence, personal development, happiness and self-belief.

Bosinver Cottages: Bosinver Farm offers top quality farm holidays in Cornwall, located in a hidden valley between St Austell and Mevagissey, with 30 acres of wildflower meadows and friendly farm animals on the doorstep.

To keep up to date with what I am working on visit my portfolio regularly at: www.happydesigner.co.uk

A few of my previous clients

Design against furSt Ives Memory BayEden ProjectSkyRespect for animalsPets at HomeSt Moritz Hotel

  • "You do have a very positive feel about everything you do. I do wish you continued success in all your work. All the best, SimonSimon James, Famous Children’s Book Illustrator

  • "Our brand wouldn't be the same without her on-going input. Just fab xx”
    - Justine Rogers, Dainty Dizzy

  • 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 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 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

  • Got home tonight and the books had arrived. Absolutely love them. My girlfriend loves your illustrations.” - Andrew Jeffery: 'Wolfboy Book'

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

  • "Yes!!!! Wow…Love it!!! ..thanks so much, I absolutely the character design you have done for us!!! xx” Lisa Dell, Cornish Firewood

  • "I am absolutely THRILLED TO BITS with your illustrations! THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!”
    - Susanna Jennicrai, Book Author

  • "Thank you so much Sarah! What a fantastic set of illustrations for the first in our series of children’s books. We can’t wait to work with you on the second book!" Jane Archer-Wilms & Marlies Veenhof

  • "i really like ur books my mommy reads them 2 me all the time ur really good at drawling and i want 2 be like u when i grow up :-)"  Natassia Flegal (hd fan)

  • "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 quality.  Not just her design but she is a pleasure to work with."
    - Bob Harper, Portfolio Marketing

  • "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

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

  • "It won’t be a struggle working with Sarah, it’ll be a pleasure. Can’t recommend enough”
    - Richard Quick

  • "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 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

  • “Logos received with a BIG thanks, Basically I love them all” 
    Helen Chuah, Giggling Baby Products

  • "Sarah provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could" Discovery Leisure