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  • Young Adult | Inkymole

    Back Young Adult Books I've illustrated a lot of books for young adult readers, and it's one of my favourites genres to work on.

  • 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. The Omen: The Novel! 1/14 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 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 ​ Watch my Adobe Live Classes The 2022 Inkvent Project My latest creepy book: 'Only If You Dare' New film work Present ideas at the Inkymole Shop PORTFOLIOS

  • Editorial | Inkymole

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

  • Illustration by Sarah J. Coleman: creative work for books, ads, walls, music, print & film

    Books Everything Else Illustrated Books Classics Middle Grade Books Sci-fi & Fantasy Biographies Non-fiction Young Adult Books Horror & Supernatural Novels New Poetry Audiobooks All Fiction Advertising Editorial Logos Music Motion Packaging & Design Film, TV & Games Walls & Outdoors Museum/Experiential Personal Work Health & Wellness Tattoos Art & Gallery Projects

  • Health & Wellness | Inkymole

    Back Health, Wellness & Medicine I've worked with clients in the worlds of health and wellness for more than 20 years, and love a scientific and medical challenge. For legal and contractual reasons this page shows only a tiny percentage of my pharmaceutical work to date, so if you want to see more, get in touch.

  • Online Tutorials | Inkymole

    Online Tutorials 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 ‘A Scanner Darkly’ by Philip K. Dick 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! 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. In 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

  • Public Speaking | Inkymole

    Public Speaking & Education I’ve spoken at a lot of events, colleges, schools and universities, and love meeting new audiences , passing on my experience and answering questions - even the hard ones I wasn’t expecting - online and in person. Here are some of my current and previous engagements. Member of Speakers For Schools | ongoing Journalist Robert Peston ’s programme of providing professional speakers to schools around the UK. Recent Prodigious Inspiration Sessions | 2022 Working in-agency introducing the production teams at Leo Burnett and Saatchi to the playful joys of ink on paper! National Teen Book Week | 2022 I gave a talk about a career illustrating for Young Adult & Middle Grade books. Adobe Educational Summit A talk about my illustration career together with the UK launch of our first documentary ‘Stupid Enough’. Apple Store Covent Garden A live in-store session integrating the iPad Pro and Apple pencil with my analogue workflow. Schmiede, Hallein, Austria Premiering our first documentary ‘ Stupid Enough ’ to an international audience of creatives. Workshops & Demos - Wacom Demonstrations (as a Wacom sponsored artist) - Apple Store London’s ‘Made On A Mac’ series - Authors Engaging Students programme - Association of Illustrators speaker and judge - The Creative Exchange, Scotland - Pecha Kucha 20x20 - MacExpo Higher & Further Education - Birmingham Institute of Art and Design - Coventry University - Cumbria University - Edinburgh College of Art - Farnborough College - North Warwickshire & Hinckley College - Stafford College - University of Lancaster - London College of Printing - Mid-Kent College - DLD College - London College of Communication - Weston College, Weston-Super-Mare and other UK institutions Do email if you’d like to book me for any event or for your school, university or college. If you want to hear about upcoming events, the best plan is to sign up to my Monthly Newsreel . Sarah, your talk was an inspiration to our young illustrators and artists and as a result some are keen to follow their dreams and pursue a career in art. Thank you so much! - Hastings High School

  • All Clients | Illustration by Sarah J Coleman

    A non-exhaustive list of my clients to date. 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 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

  • All Fiction | Book Illustration by Sarah J Coleman

    All Fiction Books Back A cross-section of anything made-up, untrue, fantastical...books to escape into, famous and not so famous.

  • DREAM BIG | Inkymole

    Back DREAM BIG! Abby Harrison & Sarah J.Coleman Through lockdowns and beyond, these seven little pen-and-ink characters lived on my desk for nine months of 2020, and take you though Abby 'The Astronaut' Harrison's process of breaking that big, blob-like 'dream' that you have into small, achievable steps, 'til one day...you're THERE. "From Astronaut Abby, the dynamic founder of The Mars Generation, comes a book about dreaming big, reaching for the stars, and making a plan for success! From the age of four, Abigail Harrison knew she wanted to go to space. At age eleven, she sat down and wrote out a plan - not just for how to become an astronaut, but how to be the first astronaut to set foot on Mars. With a degree in biology, internships at NASA, and a national organization founded to help kids reach for the stars themselves, Astronaut Abby is well on her way to achieving her dreams-and she wants to help others do the same!" ​ Published by Philomel Books , part of Penguin Kids, February 2021, ages 11 and up. Buy a copy here if you're in the US, and here if you're in the UK.

  • Audiobooks | Inkymole Illustration | covers for audio books by Sarah J Coleman

    Audiobooks Back I've illustrated a lot of covers specifically for audio books. This is just a few of them, mostly for Isis Publishing.