My aim in life is to make a difference using my creativity, and I have over 14 years experience of doing this in the charitable, education and communication sectors.
I have illustrated a number of publications and interpretive materials with an emphasis on natural history and animals, including books from Bloomsbury and Sigma (their popular science imprint) such as Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction by Jules Howard, Goldilocks and the Waterbears by Dr Louisa Preston and The Ethical Carnivore by Louise Gray.
I also really love helping small businesses and charities develop their branding and connect with their customers, like the lovely Hedgerow Yarns.
Creativity is a powerful tool to reach out and engage us all in science, nature, heritage, community, emotional issues, causes and brands. It’s a joy to have put this in action and helped charities, individuals and organisations find new and exciting ways to communicate their messages.
A bit of a creative all-rounder, I have put on puppet shows in community libraries, been an artist in residence in a preschool, taught teenagers to paint, dug ponds with young offenders and turned a former pub in to a wildlife art installation 🙂
I worked at conservation charity Froglife for 7 years, designing a new brand for them in 2010, running projects and adding creative elements to a number of their successful Heritage Lottery Fund bids.
I live in Hampshire with my partner, our little boy and our rescue dog and they inspire me everyday, as does the wonderful rolling landscape where I grew up. I love to travel when I can, and draw along the way.
You can find original illustrations, prints and cards for sale in the Sam Draws Things Etsy shop.
I have also created an uplifting personal fairy tale, all about personal growth and facing your fears. Its called Dive Down: Drawings from the Deep and you can download it for free and find more about it here.
Please explore my growing portfolio of projects and illustrations and do get in touch with any ideas for working together.