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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Long Train Children's Bib Sam Osborne

Family & Kids collection with Boom Boom Prints

I’ve recently created a range of prints and illustrations for kid and family friendly products. Available through Boom Boom Prints each design comes on a variety of items from onesies to beach bags and maternity t-shirts as well as framed prints, canvases and wall clings so you can match the nursery to your little ones outfits!   […]

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Sam Osborne Space Ship April Fools

‘launching’ my new project

Today I am pleased to announce the new product range that I’ve been working on – Space Shuttles!. The, so far unreported, resumption of the Space Shuttle programme is being celebrated by commissioning designers and illustrators to create artworks that will be blasted into space. “We want to send the finest examples of Human creativity into […]

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Sam Osborne Easter Print

Eggcellent Easter Illustration

I’ve been working on a new design for easter! Based on my Wondercook egg card I’ve freshened it up and added a fun line, perfect for celebrating the start of spring. The design is available now via my Society6 Shop as a framed print, mug, t-shirts and more. And you can also grab the design […]

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Sam Osborne Bespoke Baby Illustration Artwork

Bespoke nursery artwork

Last year I worked with the very lovely Phil and Jo Mayling to create a custom piece of artwork for their new baby son Osian’s nursery. The artwork was used as a front cover for a book of Osian’s first year and we also created a matching print to go on the nursery wall. Both […]

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Illustrated Infographic

I’ve recently completed the design for an infographic for my long term client OBD Academy. OBD are a training and development company who take a different approach to many in their industry and have lots of stats and facts to back up their new way of thinking. We decided that the best way to get this information […]

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Sam Osborne Illustration Studio

Sam Osborne Studio facelift

My studio has had a little facelift this week! The previous dark brown desk and units were making the room feel very dark (how I wish I’d bought them in white to begin with!) but I didn’t really want to go out and buy all new furniture so I upcycled! A couple of rolls of […]

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Sam Osborne Illustration Project Illustratopedia

2015 Personal Project: Illustratopedia!

Announcing my 2015 personal project, Illustratopedia. Each week in 2015 I will be illustrating a random encyclopedia entry, working through the alphabet twice over the year. I’m super excited about this project as it combines a bunch of things I love – knowledge, illustration, books… and I hope you will follow along with me as I complete […]

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Malt Barn Studio Brand and Illustrations

I recently completed a branding project for Julia Cartwright from Malt Barn Studio. Julia has many string to her bow including psychologist, coach, painter and homemaker and she created her new business to combine them all into one creative home. Based in Somerset she wanted a brand that reflected the spiritual landscape she works in but […]

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