My Illustrator – Sarah-Leigh Wills

Thank you to Sarah for all her hard work bringing my idea to fruition. Love the fact she lives in beautiful Cornwall as it give me an excuse to visit… I know we’ll have a long relationship because there’s five books in the series and others that are still in my head waiting for her to bring them to life!

Sarah-Leigh loves life and living it to the full. She studied at Falmouth University and came out with 2 degrees, one being for Graphic Communication and the second being a Teaching Degree, which she became a part time lecturer at Cornwall Collage for 2 years.

Sarah Working

Sarah was just 17 when she set up her freelance design business Happydesigner. She started off just designing websites and logos for local companies. To this day Sarah has focused her creative energy and is now best known for her Children’s books. She has to-date worked on over 170 titles and works with people all over the world, bringing their stories to life. She has become very well known for her quirky style and sketchiness, Fast becoming known as ‘the quirky designer’.

 

“I truly discovered my place in the book design world when I fell in to my imagination  pit, developing Children’s books. I couldnt think of
anything better, a complete excuse for me NOT to let my mind grow up!!” – Sarah-Leigh Wills

When Sarah’s NOT working (which is a rare occasion) She can be found out gigging with her bands Electronix & Beltane. Or simply sat in the garden talking to the bugs!

www.happydesigner.co.uk
www.electronixband.co.uk