About

Hello, and thanks for coming to take a peek at my work.  I'm Sarah, a freelance Surface pattern designer living in the North Cotswolds, UK, in a small village where I'm only 2 hours away from London.

I love painting different types of subjects, most often flora and fauna, and adding hand-lettering to designs.  I use watercolours mainly, and sometimes acrylics, gouache and collage too.  I really enjoy working to a brief, and am adapt at designing to cost and/or manufacturing constraints.  I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to an experienced user level.

Mini CV:

I graduated in 2002 from Winchester School of Art (achieving a First in Printed textiles) and worked in London as a Buyers Assistant, then as a homeware pattern designer for 7 years at BHS giving me a great commercial eye.  I've freelanced for the past 5 years, working with companies such as MADE.com, Royal botanical Kew Gardens, Little White Co, Debenhams, Asda home, BHS and Lemon Ribbon studio to name a few.

Experience:

I specialise in Homeware design.  I mostly create pattern for bedding, dinnerware/tabletop and kitchenware, but I love all areas of Homeware.  I also create older girls home and fashion designs while working for Lemon Ribbon design studio.  I have started to take on more illustration work for clients, completed projects include; book illustration, colouring pages, logos, invitations, menu illustrations.  I now have built up a portfolio to licence my work too.

I take on personal projects - these have ranged from personalised  wedding invites, engagement books, to bespoke christmas cards!

I also silk-screen print at home, printing and making homeware items mainly which I sell on Etsy and Folksy under the name Beetroot Press.

Interests and likes:

In my spare-time I paint, crochet, sew, grow veg, read, learn, yoga, swim, walk in the countryside, vintage fleas, see friends and generally just enjoy life.

I like: plants, bright lipstick, pom poms, animals with long necks, those little yellow plastic furry easter chicks you put on cakes, smoothies, fresh sheets, and brush pens.

 

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