Sarah Fountain

Sarah Fountain - Designer

England, United Kingdom

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator specialising in children's publishing, creating beautiful and engaging books and content.

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I'm a graphic designer and illustrator, who specialises in children's publishing. I have 10 years of experience working in the children's publishing industry, working with well-known brands and licensed characters such as Shrek, Thunderbirds, The Hunger Games, Sarah and Duck, Hello Kitty, and Dora The Explorer, to name a few.
I also have a wealth of experience commissioning and art-directing new and original illustration as well as storyboarding and designing books and magazines from concept to final delivery.
I am dedicated, professional and a jolly good person to work with!
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's - Picture Books
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Education & Reference

Work experience

Freelance Design and Illustration

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Working across different projects, including primary educational books and digital content for Pearson Education's UK Literacy and Maths programmes, Bug Club and Abacus.
I am also in the final stages of self-publishing my own picture book, which has been 10 years in the making!
If you need branding, I also create logos and branding for businesses.

Senior Designer

Pearson Education
August, 2013 – May, 2016 (over 2 years)

Project managed and design-led two major Primary education products for Pearson UK: Bug Club and Abacus.
Both these projects included designing books, art-directing illustrators and designers, whilst also creating digital content and overseeing budgets and schedules.

Senior Designer

John Brown Media
October, 2007 – August, 2013 (almost 6 years)

Worked across many branded and licensed characters on various children's magazines and partworks, including Dora The Explorer and Hello Kitty, as well as high-profile brands such as Bupa and Pets at Home.

Editorial Assistant

Redan Publishing
January, 2007 – October, 2007 (9 months)

Designed and edited pages for children's magazines, Fun To Learn Friends, and Peppa Pig magazine.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Lottie Saves the Dolphins: Imagine a life of captivity! (Lottie Lovall International Investigator Book 2)

Heather B. Moon

It's Carnival time on the beautiful island of Canario Bonito. Come join the party! Let's have some fun!However…You may think it’s cool to swim with dolphins at a waterpark?Lottie Saves the Dolphins will change your mind!Imagine a life of captivity! Lottie Lovall International Investigator is on a mission. She discovers a sad, lonely dolphin at Canario Zooland. Something is horribly wrong! Lott... read more

It's Carnival time on the beautiful island of Canario Bonito. Come join the party! Let's have some fun!However…You may think it’s cool to swim with dolphins at a waterpark?Lottie Saves the Dolphins will change your mind!Imagine a life of captivity! Lottie Lovall International Investigator is on a mission. She discovers a sad, lonely dolphin at Canario Zooland. Something is horribly wrong! Lott... read more

Lottie Saves the Bees: Imagine a world without bees! (Lottie Lovall: International Investigator Book 1)

Heather B. Moon

‘It’s a scary fact that if the world’s bee population dies, eventually all living things may die.’ Lottie is suffering from explosive sneezes. It’s that time of year when the pollen count is so high she wishes her twitching nose and itchy-scratchy eyes could be sent to Planet Zog. Even a visit to her Grandparents’ house in Cornwall doesn’t help. Nana has a strange phone call from her old schoo... read more

‘It’s a scary fact that if the world’s bee population dies, eventually all living things may die.’ Lottie is suffering from explosive sneezes. It’s that time of year when the pollen count is so high she wishes her twitching nose and itchy-scratchy eyes could be sent to Planet Zog. Even a visit to her Grandparents’ house in Cornwall doesn’t help. Nana has a strange phone call from her old schoo... read more

Sarah has 2 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Joseph Huang
I am so lucky that Sarah was the first person to respond to my requests for a book cover designer/illustrator. Throughout the entire process she has demonstrated an incredible amount of communication, talent and dedication. All this shows in the final product which I'm pleased to say has gone past any expectations I may have had originally. I definitely would want to use Sarah for any future b...
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Joseph Huang, August 2018

Sarah Fountain
Thank you Joseph, what lovely words! I enjoyed working on your cover very much, and hope it brings you much success.

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Heather B. Moon
I needed a professional designer to work on the typeset of my middle-grade chapter book cover, 'Lottie Saves the Bees.' I had already completed a painting in oils that I wished to use as the image. Sarah sent me four designs to choose from. She then brought the cover to life, providing both the 3D print version for createspace and the ebook version for kindle. The back cover, with the blurb co...
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Heather B. Moon, May 2017

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