Uppercase Bookmark Illustration

Uppercase Magazine bookmark

Had an exciting delivery in the studio this morning; my copies of the bookmark I designed for Uppercase Magazine! These will be randomly inserted into copies of issue 29 which is out in April. Let me know if you get one in your copy – – – – – – – – – – – […]

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Women's T-Shirt Robin Bird

New range t-shirt designs

I’ve been wanted to create t-shirts designs on for a long time but haven’t been able to find a cost effective way of doing that, until now! This week I opened my clothing shop on Threadless. It’s stocked with t-shirts for men, women and children and there will be more styles and even some homeware coming […]

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Food Recipe Illustration Book Club Bean Stew

Food Illustrations

A lot of my recent work has involved Food Illustration, one of my favourite genres of illustration, not least because I love my food! I always get very excited when a food job comes my way – I love to try out the recipes and learn about new foods and places to eat. Here are just […]

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Illustration Career So Far Review

Time Travel in Illustration

I thought we’d have a bit of time travel on the blog today. We’re going to travel through my journey to becoming an illustrator. So if you are sitting comfortably then I will begin… I wasn’t always an illustrator. I’m not trained as an illustrator, I’m a trained graphic designer – something that I still […]

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Sunlit Orchard Modern Home Ware Collection Sam Osborne Art Licencing

Sunlit Orchard Collection

I’ve been working on a new home collection inspired by an imaginary sunny afternoon in an apple orchard. The wind rustling the leaves, the fruit ripening on the branch, the birds and the bees filling the sky with noise and the scent of flowers wafting over you. The collection uses many materials – from metal and […]

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2016 wall planner calendars Sam Osborne

2016 Wall Planners and Calendars

My range of wall planners and calendars for 2016 is now available! There are four designs for 2016 plus an academic calendar that runs from August 2015 to July 2016. Check out the full range below and you can buy them from my Etsy shop  2016 pattern planner. This is an A2 (594mm x 420mm or […]

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Promoting Your Art Online Course - Selling your work online

Teaching artists all about the web!

Recently I teamed up with marketing agency Awemous to create and teach a course for artists that covers everything creatives need to know about building a brand, creating a website and getting to grips with social media to promote their artwork. The first run of the course happened over four Wednesday evenings in early July at the very beautiful Phoenix Studio […]

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Women In Science Wall Mural Illustration Sam Osborne

Mural illustrations to celebrate awesome women

Earlier this year I completed a fantastic project with Wax Revolution in Mexico. Wax Revolution who are a chain of cool, modern, waxing salons. They work with a unique artist at each of their salon locations to create bright murals for the walls. The brief was to create six murals that celebrate the awesomeness of women (their main client […]

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Rugby World Cup House Rules Poster

Rugby World Cup Inspired Designs

If you’ve read my about page you’ll know I’ve been a fan of rugby ever since I played at school (and yes I have the scars to prove it!). With the Rugby World Cup coming up soon I thought that now was a good time to work on some rugby inspired illustrations and projects. I’ve […]

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Designer Insights Sam Osborne Illustrator Feature

Designer Insights

I am super pleased to share with you an interview I did recently with Terry’s Fabrics. We talked about my journey to where I am now, my influences and I got to pick out my top 5 interior choices this season, which are of course bright and colourful! See the full interview here.

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Colourful Oxford Punts

Out and About Inspiration

The past week we’ve been tourists in our little patch of the world as my boyfriend’s parents are over visiting from New Zealand. It’s be fantastic exploring the local area and seeing it through the eyes of visitors and I’ve spotted loads of inspiration along the way, from colourful houses and boats in Oxford to […]

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Sam Osborne New Illustration Studio Build

A brand new studio

I work from home. My boyfriend also works from home. We were rapidly running out of room and our house was gradually being taken over by filing, paperwork, samples and stock. We desperately needed more space. So we converted our loft space into storage/studio. So now we have a light bright space to stretch out […]

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Sam Osborne Inspiring Design Illustration Books

My book shelf of inspiration

I’m often asked about my favourite design and art books so I thought today I’d share a peek at my studio bookshelf. I reference these books a lot, for ideas, help and words of advice or just to look at awesome artwork. The subjects of the books range from personal stories, advice for designers to collections of […]

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