My name is Sarah Leigh Wills a.k.a happydesigner. I am an award-winning, quirky children's book illustrator, graphic designer, artist in Ross-on-Wye, UK.

I have over 15 years of professional experience as a professional illustrator and designer working with hundreds of clients across the world, including British Airways, Sky and TalkCoach. I offer the following services:

- Logo Design
- Children's Book Illustrations
- Animal Illustrations
- Cartoon Character Design
- Graphic Design
- Branding
- Illustration
- Logo And Branding Design
- Pet Illustrations
- Website Design.

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Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Childrens book illustration

Serviced Areas

  • Worldwide

Payment Options

  • Direct Debit, Cheque, Cash

Contact Details

  City Ross-on-Wye
  Postcode HR9 7HS
  Phone Number 01989562698
  Mobile 07716207597

  • I would recommend this business
  • A very happy designer!

Outstanding illustrator with exceptional talent. You couldn’t wish for a better artist, as it would be impossible to find. Such a spectacular gifted designer who is always happy to help! 😊

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  • I would recommend this business

A truly super illustrator... Coupled with professionalism and the Human touch!!!

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

Bought the first book in Gillie Can Series. Beautifully written and illustrated. My daughter loves it (she sleeps with it) and she's looking forward to Gillie can make!

Social Activity

@bravezebra1986 Its a common thing I think
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@maverickbooks Would LOVE to work with you guys!!!!
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We've been so lucky to work on some great books this year. Here's a selection of our recent releases for you to che
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WOW WOW WOW thank you so much @toyahofficial for the shout out about my Gillie Can Series during your set at the F
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@toyahofficial We will be on that barrier!!! Were outside waiting to get in #cantwait!!!
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@bravezebra1986 Im starting yoga to help
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@bravezebra1986 I was the same today ..... gigging tonight so will have my #duvetday tomorrow
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@tanyajpage2 @happy_author Awww thanks Tanya :)
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From Our Website

The Gille Can Series, created by Happydesigner (Sarah-Leigh Wills) has only been out for sale for a few months, so we weren't expecting it to start winning awards yet, but that's only what it's gone and done!. Gillie doesn't think about "can't", Gillie does! The books are a lovely way of teaching children to have confidence in what they do. The rest of the series so far includes Gillie learning to count, learning to play, learning to make and learning to help. Join Gillie, and Sarah, as she learns to do all sorts of things!

Creating a children's book is an exciting journey. Children's books provide a unique & magical way to encourage young peoples imaginations, and provide a platform where they can experience all sorts of exciting adventures.

Character Design and Illustration is what I'm all about! We are based in the UK (Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire), and when I'm not having fun with our Studio Cat, Erik, I love nothing more than creating random, unique and sometimes crazy cartoon characters for all types of businesses. A custom character, or a company mascot is a great way of presenting you or your business. Whether as a fun and cheeky representation, or a more corporate approach, it's essential that it is a perfect fit for your needs and your business.

Are you getting married soon? Maybe you're organising a special anniversary or birthday party? Perhaps you are thinking about celebrating the birth of a baby, or have another great reason to throw a party? If so, you're probably thinking about what sort of invitations to send out. Sending out general invites is okay, but they can be predictable, a little boring, and lacking in imagination. So how exciting, and original would it be for you to surprise your family and friends by inviting them with your very own bespoke, fully illustrated book!

Then look no further! As a UK based company from its inception over 15 years ago, we have worked with many prestigious, UK and global businesses on numerous projects, enhancing their brands and providing them with visuals in our own unique way. One of the first questions you might ask yourself is, should I employ the services of a large, impersonal, fancy pants London based branding company? Or should I consider a friendly, hands-on and approachable Graphic Designer in little old Ross-on-Wye? Well, it may be that there are pro's and con's for both options, and in the end it will always come down to personal choice, so let us tell you a little bit more about how we work and the design options we offer.!