My name is Sarah Ward and I'm a freelance designer and illustrator living in Sheffield in the UK and as long as I've been able to hold a pencil in my hand, I've loved to draw. As I went to college I started to fall in love with graphic design but in the background I still loved nothing more than sitting with a pencil and sketchbook. It was during my degree in Visual Communication that I began to take my illustrations onto the Mac and mix the two elements together.
In my spare time I started to successfully sell greetings cards before going to work full time at Hallmark Cards for 3 years as a Mac Designer. Here I designed not only cards but also gift wrap, packaging and crackers. It was then time for me to take the leap and continue as a freelance designer and illustrator. I now work from my studio at home for numerous clients around the world.
I can't express how much I love what I do and I'm extremely passionate. I'm pleased to say I still tackle each new piece with as much excitement as I did when I was younger with a new set of pencil crayons (or my Magna-Doodle Christmas pressie!) Even though now it's usually a wacom pen that you will find in my hand...
Autumn Publishing, Gartner Greetings, Hallmark Cards UK, Igloo Books, Metlife Magazine, Parragon Books, Sainsbury's, Small World Creations Ltd, UK Greetings.
Here's a small selection of my work... drag the images to move them around and click on each to enlarge
All the images are copyright owned by the clients for which it was designed, or copyright to Sarah Ward. Please do not use any images without prior permission.
Here's some snippets of the Children's Books I've illustrated... drag the images to move them around and click on each to enlarge
All the images are copyright owned by the publishers for which the book was illustrated for. Please do not use any images without prior permission.
If you would like to get in touch to discuss a future project, commission a piece of work or just to say hello, you can contact me via the following email address or by completing the form below...
You can also get in touch via my agent Plum Pudding