I am a BA (Hons) Illustrator and Designer who specialises in:
Book cover design,
Internal book illustrations,
Illustration for animation,
Illustration for social media or TV Ad campaign,
Album cover design.
I work predominantly in pen and ink. But also, watercolour, oil pastels, lino printing and digital illustration.
Trained in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design.
Recent illustration and design commissions include
SS Great Britain Trust and the Falkland Islands Association,
National Portrait Gallery in London
National Trust, Montacute House in Somerset
As a professional designer/illustrator, my focus is on meeting the client's brief, the intended target audience and creating a professional design and/or illustration that my client will be proud of. It is also important to me that the client is happy throughout the design process.
If my client gives me free rein to design a book cover, I will design it so that it is eye-catching in a bookshop but also, will invoke the right emotion for that particular book genre and subject. I am always happy to advise my client on choice or style or other, where required.
I pride myself on a friendly yet professional approach to my client's needs and 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 my client turn their dreams into reality.
8 customer reviews
I've had the opportunity to work with Sally on two family trails for the SS Great Britain and on both occasions she's been outstanding! She's a great collaborator and so receptive to ideas. She has a fantastic eye for detail and responds brilliantly to feedback during a project. Her illustrations are packed full of character and creativity. Sally is so conscientious, you can trust her to care as much about your project as you do. More...
Collaborating with Sally has been great: She was able to work to an extremely tight timescale; she was prepared to visit our site and meet face to face when necessary; she really ran with the brief bringing her own creative ideas but responding positively to our input and amendments. Together we've created a really lovely family trail. More...
Sally has been amazing throughout this project, keeping me fully informed of progress and sending snippets of the work as she went. There was a slight delay from the timescales originally set but Sally was honest about this and I appreciate that, and it only added an extra couple of days to the project, which was still completed in plenty of time for our event. All in all I would recommend Sally for any illustrative work, we will definitely be using her again. More...
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. More...
Reply from Sally Barnett
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.
Reply from Sally Barnett
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Very helpful with our design idea and an excellent artist!
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. More...
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) More...