Sally Barnett

Sally Barnett

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Sally Barnett locationFrome, England

(4 Reviews)

I am a BA (Hons) Professional Illustrator and Designer who specialises in book cover, album cover design and book illustrations.
But I am also a website designer and technical support for your social media, search engine optimisation (SEO) and Google Analytics reports.

***Recent illustration and graphic design commissions include: the National Portrait Gallery in London and the National Trust, Montacute House in Somerset.***

Please view details of my web, marketing and administration work below. - website design, SEO, Google Analytics, manage social media, administration. - technical support and graphic designer - website design, SEO, Google Analytics, manage social media - exhibition organisation, technical support for website design, eNewsletters and social media, as well as administration
Wiltshire Council - administration and highway engineering
Wessex Water, Bath - technical support: AutoCAD and administration
British Gas, Bath - administration
MOD, Bath - clerical duties

Sally Barnett Reviews

Sally Barnett Reviews

Review of Sally Barnett by Tracey Derbyshrie
5 21/03/2018 Tracey Derbyshrie

It has been an absolute delight to work with Sally on our new family portrait trail which is produced as part of the partnership between the National Trust at Montacute House and the National Portrait Gallery. Sally's full understanding and appreciation of the brief was apparent from the outset and resulted in a series of captivating illustrations which showcased her creative flair, imagination and meticulous attention to detail. Her willingness to work with me at each step of the process was greatly appreciated and nothing was too much trouble for her. I feel very pleased to have had the opportunity to work alongside such an immensely talented illustrator and I wish her well with future projects.

Sally Barnett replied:
Thank you Tracey. It was an honour to be commissioned by two such prestigious organisations but more so, I was completely inspired by your passion for this project and we were both so fortunate to work alongside professionals with the same vision. I wish you well and happiness for the future.
Review of Sally Barnett by Sally Barnett
5 20/02/2018 Sally Barnett

Review of Sally Barnett by Julie Kent
5 25/07/2016 Julie Kent

I have worked with Sally on redesigning and updating our web site for over 2 years and everyone has noticed how much better it looks. Sally has also been helping us with social media. We have also had lots more traffic and inquiries, resulting in more business from our new look web site. Sally has also been helpful in other IT issues and nothing is too much trouble. Sally is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her.

Review of Sally Barnett by Duncan Bardsley
5 20/07/2016 Duncan Bardsley

Sally presented me with a range of contrasting and imaginative design ideas for my book cover. The difficult task for me was which one to choose! A thoroughly professional designer/illustrator. I will definitely use her again for my next project. D A Bardsley (Mill Wall)

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Sally Barnett Q&A

Sally Barnett Q&A

Describe your creative process.

I like to read a copy of the book/magazine/pamphlet/article first, in order to create the right atmosphere, for the book cover or illustration.
I will then create a series of mind-maps using keywords and sketched visuals, which may then inspire mood boards of colours, external imagery, connections of words. Following this, I will create a series of hand-drawn initial concepts, for the client to choose from.

What information do you need from a client before you can start work?

Contact details
Contract/Agreement in place
Financial details agreed
Full Brief

What do you love most about your job?

Illustrating and designing has been my absolute passionate from childhood. However, I never thought I could make a career of it when I left school. It was not the best of times to succeed in the industry and I was not ready. I can say that now. So I began a career in engineering. I loved being an engineer; the designing, the problem solving, the working relationships, but I always hoped one day I would return to Illustration and Design. However, that dream never got any nearer for me. In 2013 I took voluntary redundancy from my engineer job and almost immediately enrolled on a BA (Hons) Illustration and Design with University of Hertfordshire. I am now doing what I have always wanted to do, but I have the advantage of my wealth of experience in life and my work that I didnt have when I left school. I love every minute of it; the designing, the problem solving, the working relationships.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have always imagined myself as an artist; isolated, but free to decide when and where I worked. My work life to date, has been anything but isolating. The main reason why I started working for myself is so that I can control a balance. I have really enjoyed working in a team and I do miss it now I am a professional Freelancing Illustrator/Designer, which is why I volunteer at local charities and organisations when I can; for the social aspect but also because I like to be useful. I can now control the balance of both worlds.

Why should our clients choose you?

I pride myself on a friendly and professional approach to my client's needs. I am fully committed to ensuring my client gets the best service, whilst having a good working relationship with me.

Services provided by Sally Barnett

Sally Barnett Services

Illustrator/Graphic Artist/Graphic Designer/Artworker

I like to work predominantly with fine-line ink, watercolour and digital illustration to create textures and toning. I have a BA (Hons) Illustration. I have extensive experience working with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and In-Design. My Illustration work has been exhibited in Bath and Frome and featured on RedBubble. Please view my website: My blog: Redbubble shop: I pride myself on a friendly and professional approach to my client's needs. I am fully committed to ensuring my client gets the best service, whilst having a good working relationship with me. I am passionate about illustration and always happy to help you turn your dreamed ideas into reality. I look forward to working with you soon.


For experience and expertise within the Highway Engineering field, I can offer you a fully trained and professional service, to Engineer level. You will receive a fully committed and proactive member for your team, for you and for your clients. I work well under pressure, to meet your deadlines and budget constraints. With assured confidence and diplomacy in addressing potentially awkward situations with clients when the need arises, a passion for drainage design, an unblemished record of commitment to all my employers and ability to apply myself to various industries and fields of work. I look forward to working with a proactive Team of Engineers and Technicians to provide an A1 service to our clients and where we can also achieve personal and Team goals within the industry. __________________________________________________________________________________ An Award winning Engineer who has specialised in Highway Engineering for a Local Authority for the last 14 years. Skills I have acquired over the last 25 years: - 9 years in Surfacing and Drainage: Design and Maintenance - 14 years in Highway Law, Highway Enforcement and Winter Maintenance - 6 years experience in Event Management - 5 years experience for the Water Authority's Engineering Services (Sewerage, Sewer Treatment, Water Supply) - and 25 years within administration, including MS Office. - over 15 years experience using CAD/Cadam, TurboCAD and Autocad (2D and 3D) as well as GPS systems (analysis and management) and MapInfo Professional GIS. - 2 years hands on experience within the Pest Control industry and BPCA trained. I have an unblemished record of commitment to all my employers and shown ability to apply myself to various industries and fields of work. I have a proven ability to stay fixed, confident and in control under pressure and also work to a deadline. A professional approach to all work undertaken and commitment to all my clients served, over the years.


Art A level in Bath, followed by Foundation Studies in Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration; studied at Bristol. BA (Hons) Illustration Trained in studio photography and studio equipment. I am able to travel to locations in UK, as I have portable studio equipment. I have had my photographs used on a local government website to promote the Town's annual Festival event and also used on an Art Group website to promote their artwork for Somerset Arts Week. Please view recent photography work:

AutoCAD Technician

I have over 15 years experience in using CAD/Cadam, TurboCAD and Autocad (2D and 3D) as well as GPS systems (analysis and management) and MapInfo Professional GIS. I have worked in various industries in UK, using CAD and Autocad: Water, Sewerage and Sewage Treatment, Bridge construction, Electrical security fencing; Festival staging and Market designs. Also GPS systems used to create new mapping shape files, data analysis of existing road network, Agricultural land and Open spaces for Highway Authority.


I have been an Artist/Illustrator for most of my life but only professionally since 2013. I work with fine-line ink, watercolour and digital illustration, predominantly. I am presently studying (third year) BA Design and Illustration at University of Hertfordshire (distance learning), whilst pursuing a career as a Freelance Graphic Artist/Illustrator. Trained in studio photography and studio equipment. Have own studio in Frome. I have portable studio equipment, therefore can travel to site where necesary. I have had my photographs used on a local government website to promote the Town's annual Festival event. I have had my photographs used on the 'Scraptors' website to promote their artwork for Somerset Arts Week. My Artwork has been exhibited in galleries in Bath and Frome. Please view my website: or or Whatever your requirement, I am happy to commit myself to your project, in order for you to be a completely satisfied customer. That is my promise.

Administration And Marketing

28 yrs office administration experience: MS Office, database management, in-house systems, GPRS and GPS management (incl. Mapinfo Pro) - National and Global companies, local authorities, a travelling Theatrical Group and a local Arts Centre.

Work history from Sally Barnett

Work History

Wiltshire County Council

Area Highway Engineer

From January 2005 to May 2013.

Highway Maintenance, Highway Drainage, Highway Enforcement and Highway Law, Surfacing schemes, Traffic signing schemes, Flood alleviation schemes, Event Management, Winter Maintenance. Design, Implementation and Supervision of Highway and Land Drainage schemes (Positive and SUDs - Sustainable Drainage solutions (Symmons Madge certificated). Diplomacy and confidence in addressing awkward situations including potentially explosive and verbally aggressive situations. Very good working relationship with political representatives (Councillors and MP's), local authorities, emergency services, MOD, the public, internal and external contractors. Office administration, including MS Office.

Wiltshire County Council

Technician Engineer

From March 1999 to January 2005.

Winter Maintenance - design gritting routes and Council's winter leaflet and documentation. Manage Council's GPS system on all County vehicles fitted with GPS, including gritter lorries. Investigation, analysis and submission of reports for courts and insurance claims. Manage County's licensing databases. Autocad, GPRS, Mapinfo GIS

Various temp contracts: Setsquare, Orbit UK, Kvaerner (Cleveland Bridge)

Freelance Autocad technician

From January 1998 to January 1998.

freelance autocad (3D and 2D) Setsquare - security fencing schemes Orbit UK - designing market stalls and festival stages. Kvaerner - Data technician for Avonmouth contract

Check Pest Ltd

Pest Control Officer

From January 1995 to January 1997.

Responsible for all Pest Control contracts within South West England and South Wales. Performing full Pest Control service including emergency service as per contractual agreement. Fully qualified BPCA.

Wessex Water


From January 1990 to February 1995.

Technician in all aspects of the water industry, to supervisory level. CAD Operator for the design of Sewage Treatment, Sewerage, Water Supply, Electrical and Reinforcement drawings.

Ministry of Defence, Foxhill, Bath

Documentation Assistant

1 1/2 years experience in DGSWS/SWS

British Gas

Data Entry and Postal Assistant

1 1/2 years experience

Web Designer

Julie Kent Interiors

From August 2014 to present.

website design for technical support for website management and social media sites


Elance - private client

From October 2014.

Illustrated children's eBook published on Amazon. 15 illustrations and book cover design. 'I Lost My Marble!!!' by Nathan Ritter

Freelance Illustrator


From August 2014 to present.

Illustrator and Graphic Designer for clients on Elance

Volunteer and Administrator

Black Swan Arts

From June 2014 to present.

Administrator and Organisation of Black Swan Arts Young Open 2016 Volunteer Gallery Steward and Exhibition Installation

Freelance Illustrator

Sally Barnett

From May 2013 to present.

Various illustration commissions from private clients, internationally and local. Categories: Book illustration, book cover design, digital character design for business powerpoint presentation, character design for animation, logo for book series and event, eBook - book cover and book illustrations, digital illustration for ios game business.

Self Employed Illustrator

National Portrait Gallery and National Trust

From December 2017 to April 2018.

Commissioned to design a booklet for Montacute House. Fully illustrated and designed by myself. Created to commemorate 'Votes for Women' and 'Women's Suffrage' centenary 1918. The brief required me to show children and families how to 'read' paintings; to include activities and historical informatuion regarding National Portrait Gallery's portrait exhibition between Spring 2018 and Winter 2019.



Please take a gander at my art website, where you can view a range of my work for Graphic Design or Illustration.

Highway Drainage Project

Written Project submitted to Bath Technical College. Diploma awarded (grading: distinction). Project undertaken involved Investigation of Flood Reported by member of public on housing estate in Wiltshire. Prior inspection and visits to residents and monitoring of site during Heavy Rainfall. Technical Survey of Flood Site. Preparation of Report including chainage, catchfall drawings and full calculations. Design of New Positive Drainage and alteration to existing Positive drainage system, to alleviate flooding of site. Costing of works required, funding secured, resources (labour, plant and materials) secured/ordered. Date of Works programmed. Supervision of Works to completion. Snagging addressed during works to avoid further expense of works. Site monitored during heavy wet weather to ensure Flooding of site had been addressed

Flood Alleviation

Tasked to investigate, record and submit full list of high risk flood sites on Highway and adjoining land in areas of Wiltshire to Drainage Team and/or County Flood Group. Also investigation of Drainage Maintenance sites: Positive Drainage and Sustainable Drainage, enforcement of flooding caused by drainage in private ownership. Record of existing drainage system capcity, photographic evidence, drainage survey reports and possible flood alleviation scheme.

Major Maintenance schemes in Wiltshire

Tasked to survey Highway network in areas of Wiltshire, for purposes of Maintenance to Road Network. To compile reports, survey road network throughout year, investigate collision/accident data records, monitoring weathering of network, traffic wear and tear. Instigate urgent minor repair schemes with County Contractor OR submit road data for inclusion on annual Major Maintenance Programmes, to Council consultants Mouchel. Advise Major Maintenance team as to which surface dressing required. Record Major Maintenance Programme of Works for the purpose of supervision and manage problems encountered by members of public during and after works

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