Children's Book Consultant - helping you expand and develop your ideas!

childrens book illustrator
childrens book consultant

So…. You’ve had that idea for a children’s book in the back of your mind for years, but are unsure how to develop it into a properly structured story. Perhaps you already tell a story or a series of stories to your children or grandchildren that you would like to share with a bigger audience. Or maybe you already have your book created but feel it could achieve something more. This is where we can help!

An exciting new addition to the services we offer is the opportunity to work with Sarah on a consultancy basis to advise and help with the development of your project. With two decades of professional experience within the children’s book design and branding industry, Sarah has the unique talents and vision to provide you with the expert advice you need to take your project to the next level.

Working with us, we can tailor our service to suit your needs. You can choose to have just a one-hour consultation with Sarah if you simply wish to write or develop your story, or schedule a series of consultations for the larger, more involved project. The choice is yours, but whichever way you choose to go, you can be assured of a high level of service and qualified advice from a respected industry professional.

Why work with a consultant?

  • Being able to discuss and explore your ideas with someone that knows and whom has experience in the industry.
  • For a second option, so making that opinion a professional one will be a huge help towards the development of the concept/idea.
  • If you’re stuck in a rut, have writers block, or just can’t work out how to move that idea on more.
  • Have a character/brand idea, but no idea what to do with it.
  • Have a new childrens brand but are struggling with choosing and working with creatives to get the look/feel you need/want.

Check out what our clients think…

Sarah has been an integral part of our team in developing our launch book ‘The Name That Blew Away’. During the design and development of the book and website, Sarah proved to be a wealth of knowledge on what works for children with a unique capability of being able to gauge the content of the artworks and story from a child’s perspective. During the many meetings we had, over the development of the book, a team approach fell quickly into place with Sarah contributing to all aspects of the process. We found her to be very quick to respond to the artworks required for the Web pages, company logo, Avatar development, book layout and supporting artworks. New ideas for future projects were also a key part of these meetings with Sarah’s bright and bubbly nature clearly showing through with fantastic ideas. Sarah is a very competent enthusiastic children’s artist and graphic designer who brings a wealth of knowledge, talent and excitement to children’s book development. We hope to be working with Sarah for many years to come developing unique books for all children.

– Derek & Teresa Bellamy
The Elephants Trunk Limited ‘Personalised Children’s books for all children’.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Sarah on my range of ‘Emotions at Play’ books. Sarah has an infectious passion for children’s story writing and illustration, and a very special gift.

Sarah was able to share her expert knowledge into the Children’s book market, help build my brand, advise on the best avenues to promote my business, and even suggest ways to make things more affordable.

Working with Sarah has really developed my initial concept in ways that I just couldn’t have imagined by myself. She has captured the essence of my characters perfectly and I now have a very exciting and ever-expanding range of illustrated stories.

On top of all of this, Sarah is also extremely approachable and friendly. .. I really cannot recommend her services enough!

– Gillian Murgatroyd (Emotions At Play)

“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, then creates something wonderful from this aspect. She is also punctual, professional, honest and personable. Sarah, aka the Happy Designer, is a gem.  She is a gifted illustrator, a fabulous designer and all-round whirlwind of creative delights. I have worked closely with Sarah on a number of projects over the last couple of years. Most recently, she orchestrated and implemented a huge personal project from its birth.  She created a stunning brand ID, designed a spectacular website and then imagined, designed and illustrated the first 5 children’s books for my publishing house. Not bad eh! She has a keen eye for the quirky detail, she is punctual and a joy to work with. I simply cannot praise her enough.

– Craig Green (Children’s Author)

“Working with Sarah at Happydesigner has been such an exciting adventure. 

I am so grateful for all her advice and support, as well as her outstanding creativity. 

Sarah’s amazing illustrations and branding ideas have not only brought my children’s book series to life but have also enriched the entire process. Sarah has helped me to create a strong brand, which I love, that encompasses my books and other activities.

She offers valuable ideas and her dedication and enthusiasm are catching!

I came to Happydesigner as a first time author with one story. I am now excited not only to be bringing out a series of children’s books, but I have a strong brand and lots of ideas in the pipeline to take me and my characters on a continuing and very fun journey! Thank you Sarah

– Ali Hoyle (Nature Thyme)

To find out more about how we can help you, or to book your first call with Sarah, pop us a message and let’s get chatting!

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