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A look at my most recent design and illustration projects

Oxford for Oxford Schools Guide Illustrations

Oxford University Primary and Secondary Schools Leaflet Illustrations

I was recently approached by Oxford University's Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach department to create a series of illustrations two leaflets showcasing their schools summer programme. Working with the university's in-house marketing team I created a series of 16 spot illustrations, two cover illustration and a map of Oxford to go on two A5 leaflets. If [...]
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Save The Children Safeguarding Character Illustrations

Save The Children Safeguarding illustrations

I was recently approached by Save The Children to create a series of illustrations for a poster and leaflet to help children understand what they can expect from those looking after them. Working with the charity’s in-house design and marketing team I created a series of 13 illustrations to go on a four page A4 […]

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2019 Wall Planner Grid Format Sam Osborne

2019 Wall Planners and Calendars

Another year has rolled around and I’ve been busy designing my 2019 range of wall planners and calendars! The first selection were launched in my Etsy shop in Mid August and there will be more to follow in the coming months! Here are a few of the designs, most of which are available in printed […]

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Sam’s Alphabet Art Prints

Earlier this year I worked on an alphabet project, creating 26 hand lettered monograms. Here is the full set and some of them in detail below:     If you like the lettering then you can buy them as art prints in my Etsy shop
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Floral 2018 Wall Planner Sam Osborne

2018 Wall Planners

I've been designing and selling wall planners since 2013 so this year felt like a good time to ramp it up a bit! So instead of the usual four designs. There are eight and four of those are landscape (I had lots of people asking for this!) Plus I have a range of printable planners [...]
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100 Days of Mushrooms Book

I recently took part in The 100 Day Project – a global art project where you commit to doing a specific creative thing everyday for 100 days. I’ve started this project before in previous years but got side tracked and never finished so I was determined to make it through all 100 days this time. […]

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Bulletin Magazine Cover Illustration

Earlier this year I was commissioned by Bulletin to create a magazine cover illustration. The title of the cover article was ‘Cutting a path through the terminological jungle’ so a jungle theme made sense and provided some fun visuals. Creating the magazine cover illustration I created a few initial sketches based on the jungle theme. The client […]

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WI LIfe Editorial Magazine Vignette Illustrations Sam Osborne

Editorial Illustration Process WI Life Magazine

I thought I’d have a look back at one of my favourite projects from last year and share my editorial illustration process. I was commissioned by WI Life magazine to create six illustrations to accompany their resolutions article. Each year the WI decides on a cause to support and for this issue they had narrowed […]

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WI Life Editorial Illustration Commission

I was recently asked by WI Life magazine to create an illustration for their September issue. WI Life is the membership magazine for the Women’s Institute and goes out to all 220,000 members eight times a year. This project was particularly exciting for me as I am a WI member and am on the committee (as chief […]

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Seasons Illustrations 2017 Wall Planner Calendar

2017 Wall Planner Calendars

Looking for a 2017 Wall Planner? Then you are in luck as I’ve launched my 2017 range of wall planners! My two popular pattern planners are back as well as some brand new fully illustrated planners. So far there is a city scene and a nature seasons illustration but more are being added all the time. […]

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Design Museum Bike Trail Leaflet Design and Illustration

I recently completed a cycle themed illustration project for The Design Museum in London. Their current exhibition, cycle revolution, is all about biking in the UK, from commuters to Olympic athletes, and they needed a leaflet for younger visitors to help them engage with the exhibition and get involved. I came up with a fun and cost […]

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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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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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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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Period Box Cake and Coffee Illustration Art Print

Colourful commission to cheer you up when you most need it!

I’ve been working with the lovely Period Box recently on an art print gift to be included in their subscription box. Period Box are a subscription service that bundles your choice of tampons and pads with hand-picked goodies and exquisite treats to cheer you up when you most need it. I’m a big fan of […]

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