Sarah Wilson is a freelance illustrator, animator and workshop organiser based in Manchester, UK. 


Working closely with commercial businesses and art directors to produce illustrated and animated work for their articles, adverts, brands and stories. No matter how literal or conceptual, Sarah creates colourful, richly textured artwork that is character led.


She is inspired by nature, historical curiosities and observation and works in a mixture of traditional and digital methods. 


Selected clients:

Derwent / Elephant Academy / Design MCR / UAL: Camberwell / The AOI / University of Lancaster / University of Manchester / Ohh Deer / Maisonette World / AWW Magazine / The Skinny / Mollie Makes / Bloom / Personal Finance Professional / iNostalgia Publishing / Women in Print


Having also received recognition for her animation work from New Designers in 2018, Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation in 2019 and Centre Pompidou in 2020.


Alongside commercial endeavours, you can shop illustrated goods from Sarah in the online shop space. Wholesale orders are also welcomed, and a catalogue can be requested here or via email.


You can find Sarah posting regular updates on Instagram @swillistrations


Sarah is a creative project manager at Small Fry Collective, and helps host, facilitate and organise art workshops both online and in person. The next workshop event is available to reserve tickets for here.


Please feel free to get in touch regarding commissions, licensing, workshops and wholesale at sarah@swillistrations.co.uk, or fill out the form on the contact page!


Sarah is a Derwent Artist Ambassador and proudly represents their products. Read her ‘Inside the Sketchbook’ interview here.