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


Hi, I'm Sophie, a Cumbrian artist and illustrator. I have been working as an illustrator for over 10 years, since graduating with a degree in Illustration from Loughborough University.  I have worked on a huge variety of design projects in my career, I especially love children’s and character design and have previously specialised in stationery and giftware. I have worked within busy design studios and now work freelance from my home studio near the Lake District, UK.


I have always had a passion for design and illustration and draw inspiration from everything and everyone around me. I love children's book illustration and have an overflowing collection of children's books. I love sharing stories with my two children and our pet guinea pigs often join in too. I am also a big nature lover and enjoy exploring the outdoors in and around the fells in the Lake District. I love Cumbrian animals and they often feature in my work, such as 'Herdy' Sheep and Red Squirrels. 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

Dandelion Stationery

Pearsons Education

UK Greetings

IG Design Group


Pre-school Learning Alliance

Bounty baby

Phoenix Trading

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