Pet Pawtraits!

pet portraits

Have you ever wondered what your pet would look like immortalised in paint?

If you hadn’t guessed already, here at Happydesigner we are all about the pets! We love our furry friends, and we understand how important they are to all of us. Sarah, Happydesigner illustrator, is particularly fond of her rescued guinea pigs and cat, Erik. Nicola, the Happydesigner word-maker, lives in a veritable zoo, with Irish Wolfhounds, snakes and cats. So, we get it.

pet portraits

One of the things we have been asked a lot is if we do portraits of pets. So, in order to make sure you aren’t disappointed, we have come up with the Pet Pawtrait service! Whatever pet you have, whether it be a gerbil, dog, cat, owl or ostrich, we can create a fun illustration for you to giggle at, love, and treasure! Perhaps a beloved pet has sadly crossed the rainbow bridge, or you have a loveable poodle you want to remember always, or you have a cat who sleeps upside down! Whatever your reason, we can help you to create a beautiful and fun portrait (pawtrait!) that you can cherish always.

So, how do I get my pawtrait?

We have made the process as simple and as straightforward as we can. All we need is a good quality photo of your pet, along with a short description of their character, and we’re good to go! Then, once it’s drawn and printed, we will mount it, and send it out to you in the post for you to enjoy. Easy!


What do I receive?

You will receive an A5 print of an individually drawn illustration of your pet, in Sarah’s own unique style. When you have made contact with Sarah you can discuss the kind of style you would like, so make sure you have a good look through this website to get an idea of the kind of drawing you’d like Sarah to do for you. The picture will be mounted in a good-quality cardboard mount, ready for you to display in your own frame, or to just enjoy as it is. Head to the Pet Pawtraits page to find out more, and to contact us. Drop us an email at, or fill in our contact form here.

A few of my previous clients

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

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

  • "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 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 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

  • "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

  • "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)

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

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