Close this message

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.

Overview

Reviews (1)

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!

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Comics (non fiction) Education & Reference

Work experience

Freelance Design and Illustration

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (almost 2 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 (3 selected works)

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 1 review

Professionalism
Quality
Value
Communication

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...

, May 2017

Share this profile :)

It's time to tell the world about this Reedsy profile!

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 700+ profiles.

19e884a6f39824ab052bcdf95eadd968e0479e4f

Elsa Mathern

I design minimalist and retro book covers, often for historical and literary crime/mystery novels but not only.

Grenoble, France

3e770289f3db6cef4f641de68b4e222fb78fefb3

Phillip Gessert

I'm a book designer from Amarillo, Texas. I have over ten years experience in design, with heavy emphasis on print and typography.

Amarillo, TX, United States

To view 700+ more profiles, Join Reedsy

To view 700+ more profiles, Join Reedsy