About Sam Osborne

UK based illustrator, designer and iPad artist with a love of all things brightly-coloured.

Sam Osborne Studio PhotoMy illustrations are a world of fun and colour that spark imagination and wonder in both kids & grown ups. My work is used by a wide range of industries and markets including books, magazines, stationery, gifts and fabric as well as by brands and advertisers. Take a look at my portfolio to see a selection of my illustration design and surface pattern design work.

I also create and produce my own product range including cards, calendars and homewares and sell this both online and in selected high street shops.

When I’m not designing I like to cook, get outdoors either running or walking, ride my bright yellow bicycle, visit an art gallery or go and see a gig – the louder and more guitary the better. I try to get to a couple of rugby matches and some motorsport during the year and love a pub quiz.

In many ways I was born in the wrong era – I love, and am influenced by, second hand books, mid-century ceramics, colourful 1960s melamine and I often watch old sci-fi movies while I work, Destination Moon is one of my favourites, look it up, you’ll love it!

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10 things you might not know about me

  • Looking at pointy objects gives me a headache
  • Dawdling, indecisive people drive me crazy
  • I played rugby at school and have the scars to prove it
  • I sing along to my music when I’m out running
  • My socks never match and are always brightly coloured
  • I rarely follow a recipe when I’m cooking
  • One day I will own 1955 gullwing Mercedes 300SL
  • When I go shopping I always forget something, even if I make a list!
  • I grind my teeth in my sleep
  • I could happily watch The Princess Bride every day for the rest of time

CV & Experience

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I'm a member of:

Business Club

Association of Illustrators Member

Plus I'm also:

Awemous Design and Marketing

Creative Director at Awemous.

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