Welcome to Little Stringers Design Studio, the home of contemporary design and illustration


Hi, I'm Sophie, a freelance designer living near the Lake District National Park, UK. I have been working as an illustrator for over 10 years, since graduating with a degree in Illustration from Loughborough University. I have worked within busy design studios designing stationery and a wide variety of items for the retail market. I now work freelance from my home studio and work on a variety of illustration and design projects.


I have always had a passion for design and illustration and draw inspiration from everything and everyone around me. I love children's illustration and have an overflowing collection of children's books. I love sharing stories with my children and our pet guinea pigs often join in too! I am also a big nature lover and enjoy exploring the outdoors. In my artwork I like combining line work, colour and patterns to create fun, detailed and imaginative illustrations.

My illustrated prints, cards and stickers can be purchased from my Little Stringers Etsy shop. 

If you have a project in mind that you need illustrating please do get in touch.


Some companies I have had the pleasure of working with:


Woodmansterne Publications

Riverside Plus Ltd

Pearsons Education

UK Greetings

IG Design Group


Pre-school Learning Alliance

Bounty baby

Phoenix Trading

We Can Creative