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  • Walls | Inkymole

    Back Walls, Murals & Customisation Public murals, shop window installations; painting live for TV ads, pub fronts, corporate logos designed and applied, from a few feet to hundreds of square metres - and painting on things.

  • Logos | Inkymole

    Back Logos I love creating logos and idents - it's a different kind of challenge - for big and small clients alike.

  • Motion | Inkymole

    Back Motion Stuff that moves! TV ads, animation and just-for-fun projects. These, and more, can also be seen on my Vimeo channel.

  • Inkymole | Illustration & Lettering by Sarah J. Coleman

    with a pseudonym that evolved before I’d left school. I create words and pictures - and ink and pixels are my weapons of choice! With a handsome roster of clients in advertising, design and music, and working for every major publisher in the UK and US, I’ve had solo exhibitions both sides of the Atlantic while delving into myriad extra-curricular projects. It's always delightful to work with Sarah Coleman . We've commissioned her ebullient illustrations on several projects now, and her creativity, professionalism and delivery have exceeded expectations every time. - Jackie Burrell, Bay Area News Group The Omen: The Novel! 1/17 Adobe Live Classes Artomotive Adventures! New Horror Book Announced! New Film Work The Inkymole Shop PORTFOLIOS Sarah is a delight to work with . Her enthusiasm, experience and pure talent make her the consummate professional. She consistently goes above and beyond what we ask of her; I am often surprised by unexpected extra touches in her work. In addition to an incredible final result, you can expect flexibility, good communication, and genuine passion. She really loves what she does...and it shows! ~ Sally Morgridge, Snr. Editor, Holiday House Books ​

  • Sci-fi/Fantasy | Inkymole

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books Back A relatively new genre for me, I've discovered I love illustrating these kinds of books - do send more!

  • Process | Inkymole

    Process Watch how it's made! Time-lapses, stop-motion and films showing how the work is made - whether analogue or digital, alone or with helpers. I offer documentation of the creation process for clients as part of the job - ask if this is something you're interested in. There are many more of these little films on my Vimeo channel.

  • All Clients | Illustration by Sarah J Coleman

    A non-exhaustive list of my clients to date, for those who have an interest! Book clients are at the bottom of the page. ADVERTISING Abelson Taylor Adam & Eve Addison Advertex Communications AMV BBDO Antidote Mother Arc USA Arne New York Atomic London ATTIK Bartle Bogle Hegarty BBDO Worldwide Cadbury’s Campbell Ewald Carrefour Cementbloc CHI & Partners DDB Doberman Draft FCB Droga5 Fabrik Fast Horse Euro RSCG Harrison & Star Havas Worldwide Hudson Rouge HZDG R/GA RKCR/ Y&R FCB McCann Erickson Nitro TBWA\London TBWA\Manchester Mother Ogilvy One Marketing Grey Worldwide Prodigious Proximity London Publicis Grupo Gallegos Grey Worldwide Irish International Isobel Ketchum Fox Kalomaski Crossing Fresh Inc. Fuel Marketing Landor Associates Leo Burnett NY Leo Burnett London Leo Burnett France Lowe Worldwide Sudler & Hennessy Saatchi & Saatchi NY Spot NYC VMLYR WCRS Wunderman WWAV Rapp Collins .............................................. EDITORIAL ​ Bay Area News Group, CA Big Issue EMAP Future Publishing The Observer New York Times Decanter Magazine LA Times Radio Times Rachael Ray Magazine Sight & Sound Magazine Woman’s Health Immediate Media You Magazine The Guardian Stylist Magazine Sunday Telegraph Sunday Times Magazine Kiplinger’s Magazine Glamour Magazine Papperlappap Sight & Sound Magazine The Telegraph The Times TV Times Time Out London Time Out New York Nature Magazine New Scientist Wall Street Journal Wardour Communications Washington Post Woman’s Health Playboy Rachael Ray Magazine Vogue UK .............................................. MUSEUM & HISTORICAL Seven Stories (The National Centre for Children's Books) National Trust National Trust for Scotland Natural History Museum Royal Shakespeare Company King Richard III Visitor Centre Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Robert Burns Museum, Alloway Royal Horticultural Society .............................................. FINANCIAL Natwest Bank PNC Bank London Stock Exchange Ernst & Young .............................................. DESIGN Briggs Hillier Saatchi & Saatchi NY The Bridge Design Bridge Seven Stories Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Silk Pearce Story Studio MB Studio LR Parker Williams Newenglish Parker Williams Taxi Studio Point Five Design Zip Design Ratcliffe Fowler Premm Design .............................................. AUTOMOTIVE ​ Renault F1 Peugeot Lincoln Motor Company Scion .............................................. RETAIL Asda Booths Supermarkets Carrefour Co-op UK Target Macy's Sainsbury's Waitrose Lidl Aldi Marks & Spencer Tesco Morrison's ------------------------------------- PHARMACEUTICAL Saatchi Wellness Philanthropy Campbell Ewald Digitas Health Klick Health Inventiv Health NEON NYC Droga5 Hogarth Worldwide .............................................. OTHER THINGS Southern Poverty Law Centre Twisted Tree Games ​ Royal Mail Royal Mile Whiskies .............................................. BRANDS ​ Apple Avon Adobe BareMinerals BP Cadbury’s Cocoa Amore Coca-Cola Crabtree & Evelyn Crayola Chipotle Diamine Inks Founders Beers Glastonbury Festival Jet2 Airlines Kelloggs Kiehl's Starbucks Nestlé McDonalds Peter Graham Wines Tiffany DeBeers Unilever United Airlines .............................................. MUSIC & PERFORMANCE ​ Andrea Gibson B.Dolan Buddy Wakefield Sage Francis Katie Wirsing Rodin/2econd Class Citizen Superstar Quamallah Epitaph Records Strange Famous Records Sony .............................................. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Boston University New York University Johns Hopkins University .............................................. FILM & TELEVISION Directors - Aitch Alberto - Ken Loach - Julian Jarrold - Buddy Wakefield BBC Big Swing Productions/Limelight Channel 4 Creative Partnership VH1 .............................................. Book Publishing Clients Book Publishing Algonquin Books Andersen Press Angry Robot Books Bloomsbury Publishing Candlewick Press Canongate Books Chicken House Clarion Books Crown Publishing Del Rey Disney-Hyperion Doubleday Ebury Publishing Egmont Publishing Faber & Faber Farrar, Strauss & Giroux Folio Society Grand Central Publishing Hachette Harlequin Books Harpercollins Hinkler Books Australia Holiday House Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Isis Publishing Little, Brown Little Island Books Laurence King Macmillan Publishing Mills & Boon Orion Books Pan Macmillan Penguin Books Penguin RandomHouse Picador Publicis Puffin Books Quarto Publishing Random House Scholastic Simon & Schuster Skyhorse Publishing Soho Press St. Martin’s Press Sourcebooks Summersdale Publishing Templar Publishing Tor Books Transworld Usborne Walker Books

  • Writing | Inkymole

    Writing Words were nearly my career. I chose art, but I ensured language was woven through whatever I did, from an early job making props at the Royal Shakespeare Company to blogging, copywriting, contributing articles and reading manuscripts. The OG. I’ve kept a traditional blog since 2008, where I write about illustration work, jobs, process, musings and conundrums. Free to read and always has been. I’m a writer on Medium too , where alongside selected blogs I put articles of more general interest and usefulness to the wider creative community. ​ Life, being a human; personal experience and thoughts. Read for free, or sign up to get the full stack of written goodies delivered unto thine inbox: a work in progress. Got a writing or publishing enquiry? Chat to my literary agent Megan Carroll, at Watson Little:

  • Illustrated Books | Inkymole

    Back Illustrated Books Books I've illustrated throughout, of all kinds. Only If You Dare 13 Tales of Darkness and Doom Josh Allen & Sarah Coleman 2021 A dream come true AGAIN? Coming August 2021 is the follow-up to Only If You Dare - 13 more tales of darkness and doom! And of course...another glow in the dark cover and 13 more black and white illustrations. Published by Holiday House Books, USA, and available to pre-order wherever you get your books. Pre-order here - and qualify for spooky swag: UK pre-orders US pre-orders Peer inside the book Out To Get You 13 Tales of Weirdness and Woe Josh Allen & Sarah Coleman 2019 A dream come true? I created a glow-in-the-dark cover and thirteen murky monochrome illustrations for this collection of horror stories, written or middle grade readers by new author Josh Allen. A Junior Library Guild selection. Published by Holiday House Books, USA. ...dare you look inside? DREAM BIG! Abigail Harrison aka Astronaut Abby 2021 This fabulous book is fully illustrated throughout with my pen and ink drawings, its cast of cheerful and diverse characters guiding the reader through Abby's step-by-step plan to help you REACH FOR YOUR STARS! Published by Philomel Books, USA. See some of the illustrations here You Will Be Found Benj Pasek & Justin Paul 2020 The book of the massive hit song from the Broadway/West End musical 'Dear Evan Hansen', which found a cult following and went viral. I illustrated every line in ink-soaked double page spreads. Published by Little, Brown, NYC See inside the book Walking Each Other Home Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush 2018 A beautiful musing on death and the approach to it, with full-page illustrations. It's written by one of the world's most eminent spiritual teachers, psychologists and writers, Ram Dass, author of the bestselling 'Be Here Now'. It was extremely honoured to be asked to make the illustrations for this lovely book. Published by Soundstrue, USA ​ The full illustrations are here Take Me With You Andrea Gibson 2018 I'd been a fan of poet Andrea for a long time - we've collaborated before, and my partner is tour driver for them - when the invitation came in to illustrated their book. I couldn't say yes fast enough! I created around 80 pen-and-ink illustrations for this pocket-sized collection of 'words to get you through. Published by Penguin Randomhouse, USA ​ All of the illustrations can be seen here The Family Project Jean-Paul Flintoff & Harriet Green 2015 A creative handbook for anyone who wants to discover their family story - but doesn't know where to start. One of the most chill/organic sets of illustrations I've ever done, I was able to deploy characters, ink splats, expressive type and even GOATS. Published by faber & Faber/Guardian Books The illustrations (goat and all) are here The Prince of Mist Carlos Ruiz Zafón 2010 Ruiz Zafón passed away in June 2020 (a year ago to the day I type this!) and I still feel privileged to have made artwork for him. He remains the most widely published Spanish author. Published by Orion Books ​ See inside The Family Dinner Laurie David 2011 Eating, cooking and being together as a family - whatever shape that is! Laurie David's lovely, lively book on eating together as a family was a joy to illustrate throughout, with myriad colourful pen and ink drawings. It had a foreword by Jonathan Safran Foer, whose words I also illustrated for US restaurant chain Chipotle. Published by Grand Central Publishing ​ Feast your eyes on the illustrations! Pulp Kitchen Fergus O'Sullivan 2011 Go ahead, punk. Make my dinner. Have you ever been tempted to fry someone's liver with fava beans and a nice chianti? Or to try 'what she's having' in When Harry Met Sally? ​ Food and film writer Feargus O'Sullivan takes a tour of weird and wonderful cinematic cuisine, providing a menu for more than a dozen different movie nights, from Musicals, Horror Movies and Gangster Flicks to Bond Films as well as more risqué fare. Peppered (ho ho) with pen and ink illustrations throughout, it's published by Pan Macmillan. ​ See the full menu of illustrations The Queen's Hinglish Baljinder K. Mahal 2009 My word these illustrations were fun! Some of the best-loved and most familiar Hinglish terms—including "chuddies" (underwear) and "badmash" (naughty)—designed to orient the newcomer to the language. Packed with intriguing facts and stories and illustrated throughout with vibrantly-coloured ink on paper illustrations, this "pukka" (first class) reference to the newest iteration of English will charm and delight language-lovers. Published by Harpercollins UK ​ Do make sure you check out the inside!

  • Editorial | Inkymole

    Back Editorial Illustration for magazines and newspapers in the US, UK and further afield.

  • Novels | Inkymole

    Novels Back Books for grown-ups, mostly fiction. This is not all of them, but I know you won't want to be still scrolling at tea time. All are published unless otherwise stated, and if you'd like to see any of them in greater detail, just ask.

  • Online Tutorials | Inkymole

    Online Tutorials December 2022 Adobe Live with Sarah Coleman: Christmas Wrapping Paper Mid-century inspired brushwork giftwrap - done digitally Inspired by my own brush pen illustrations and the fantastic mid-century explosion of bold design and colour in textiles and paper goods, I make a repeat pattern entirely in Photoshop. In this session I include: ​ - drawing with Kyle Webster's brushes, to simulate my 'IRL' pens - research into specific design eras - layering up - repeat patters 'the long-hand way' ​ ​ September 22nd, 2021 Adobe Live Book Club with Sarah Coleman: Historic Eras Only If You Dare - 1963-style! In Part II of the Historical Eras series, I created a cover for a book I've done in real life - but I went back in time to be inspired by the textiles, wallpapers and book designs of the early 60s! In this session I include: ​ - drawing with Kyle Webster's brushes, to simulate my 'IRL' pens - research into specific book design eras - layering up - using Adobe Stock to create paper backgrounds ​ See the finished cover September 15th, 2021 Adobe Live Book Club with Sarah Coleman: Historic Eras DRACULA! Looking at historic styles and periods in book design, I create a cover for Bram Stoker's Dracula which pays homage to the ornate, beautiful cloth and leather-bound editions of the late 1800s and early 1900s. In this session I include: ​ - drawing with the symmetry tool - simulating a 6mm parallel ink pen - gothic lettering from scratch - deploying Adobe Stock and Adobe Fonts - historic and geographical inspirations - making marbled endpapers, 100% digitally! See the finished cover Adobe Masterclass with Sarah Coleman FAN ART! 'Dark': The Novel In a 'Brush'-centric special I created this bit of fan art: the book of the Netflix series Dark. In this session I include: - setting up a template for a real book cover - drawing with the symmetry tool - time-lapses of ink creation - integrating organic hand-made elements - using layer styles to create atmosphere - making and tweaking bespoke brushes and their settings - synthesising analogue fountain and other pens with digital brushes May 12th, 2021 See the finished cover Adobe Live Book Club x Sarah Coleman Creating a book cover in an hour - from scratch, using ink elements and Photoshop, chosen by last week’s audience. In this session I integrate: ​ - using layer styles to create textures - adding scruffy hand-lettering via vectorisation - using Kyle Webster’s brushes - using the content-aware tool - Enjoy the session! ‘A Scanner Darkly’ by Philip K. Dick October 2020 See the finished cover Adobe Live Book Club x Sarah Coleman The Fall of the House of Usher’ by Edgar Allen Poe Each session starts with a look at previous versions of the cover, and for this one there are many. In this session I do the front and the back of this cover, suggested by last week’s audience This session includes: ​ - choosing and using licenced Adobe Stock - layers tyles and textures - using the mirror drawing tool to create a symmetrical image - making my own brushes from original art - layer discipline and modifying brushes October 2020 See the finished cover Adobe Live Book Club x Sarah Coleman ‘The Institute’ by Stephen King Creating a book cover in an hour - from scratch! The first of four the sessions saw me create a book cover from scratch using sketches, ink elements and Photoshop. I n this session I include: - setting up a template for a real book cover - a brief look into my workflow - time-lapses of ink creation - integrating organic hand-made elements - using layer styles to create atmosphere September 2020 See the finished cover ‘The Omen’ (novelisation of the film) Adobe Live Book Club x Sarah Coleman This was never actually a book - it was a film first, which was novelised later, and thus had no real ‘cover’ precedent. I wanted to get away from the cliches that have gathered around ‘The Omen’ In this one I demonstrate the creation of a very organic woodcut-inspired look: Along the way I look at: ​ - Kyle’s pencil, fountain pen and chalk brushes - creating brushes from a Photoshop sketch - why I ‘colour in’ rather than ‘fill’ - ‘dialing down’ on the sophistication - and we discuss the real identity of the Antichrist! November 2020 See the finished cover

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