Illustrator UK Illustration services

Are you looking for an illustrator to hire?

We are an experienced UK based illustrator, specialising in children’s book illustrations and illustrated branding.

Sarah has been drawing ever since she can remember. Illustration has been a big part of her life, and she has enjoyed every second of her many years of professional experience.

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We can provide all sorts of creative and professional Illustration, including digital illustrationChildren’s Book Illustration and Character Design. Whether you’re a large business or small, or a private individual, we put the same love and time into creating unique little critters with real character, and that really make an impression!

Whatever purpose you want your little friend (or friends!) to be attached to, whether it’s for a websitelogo, brand mascot, greeting card, comic strip or the next best selling children’s book, we can help your ideas come to life. Our wealth of experience means that we can take you through the entire process from initial concept and designs to final print files and implementation!

Our illustration services include:

  • Character illustration
  • Illustrative Logo design
  • Character design
  • Children’s picture book illustration
  • Company mascot illustration
  • Children’s merch illustration
  • Fun and quirky animal portraits

What you can expect from our illustration work:

  • Original, unique, and most importantly, made for you.
  • Professional results at affordable prices.
  • A generous amount of changes in the artwork so we can get it right!
  • Final artwork supplied in your desired print or web-friendly format: High-resolution PDF, TIFF, EPS and JPEG etc.
  • For any purpose & at any size.
  • Satisfaction assured!
  • Fast service, but never rushed!
  • Lots of smiles, a few jokes and pleasant conversation to boot!

The importance of good illustration but also a good illustrator

When picking an Illustrator, it’s obviously an option to go cheap or perhaps even resort to a clip art gallery and obtain a sub-standard, off-the-shelf graphic. It’s a choice you can make, BUT it’s very often not the best choice. We have seen many companies all using similar graphics grabbed from stock sites and they simply don’t stand out from the crowd, or truly reflect their company’s image. That’s why it’s key to find yourself a professional illustrator who can provide you with your very own unique look. We will ensure that your illustration can be used on any media and that it will stand the test of time. Most importantly, it will be an illustration that shouts volumes about your business, and grabs the attention of the clients you hope to attract!

Are you a Plummer called Paul needing a logo? Do you need a quirky pet portrait? Or how about an off the wall mascot avocado… We can draw them all… The bigger the challenge the more fun it will be. When selecting an illustrator to work with, it’s important that you’re both on the same page… and you have the same thing in mind… the success of your business! We work to meet your needs by finding out all about your company and its values to ensure we capture the true feel for what you stand for, and what you’re looking to achieve. 

Illustrative Logo designs:

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Just remember, the first impression usually turns out to be the final and lasting impression.

Illustration can be a tricky and complex job, but we are here to help you every step of the way! Be sure to check out our References page to see what our clients have had to say about the illustrations we have created for them. If you have any vector, painting or sketch that you need to bring to life, get in touch today and we can set our magic pens to work!

Select the style you like…

When writing a story, we all sometimes have a certain illustration style in mind. Or at least we think we do! There’s so many to choose after all! Sarah being an author herself, understands how this can feel. What is right? What looks and feels right? But most of all, which makes the words sing? We are well aware of the turmoil of choosing that PERFECT style! Therefore, to ensure your journey in creating your book(s) is as you have imagined, we offer a selection of varied illustration styles, and between us, we can ensure your book has the PERFECT feel! There’s a great variety to choose from on my gallery, but here’s a few of the most popular!

For more information on anything don’t hesitate to get in touch!

A few of my previous clients

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  • “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’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 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 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 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

  • "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."
  • "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 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 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, 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

  • "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 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 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

  • "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 amazing - very fast at understanding the requirements, great pictures and never too much trouble. I recommend her wholeheartedly" - Fernando Caldeira-Saraiva
  • "These posters and flyers are perfect”
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • "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 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"
  • “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

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