Sarah Aspinall is a British author/illustrator living in Los Angeles. Working on a freelance basis, Sarah specializes in creating illustrations and designs for a range of industries including but not limited to; children’s book publishing, magazines, animation, children’s television, greeting cards and fabric manufacturing.
Most recently, Sarah finished writing and illustrating her second picture book, Penguins Love Their Abc's for Blue Sky Press, Scholastic. The book follows Penguins Love Colors, and will be released August 2017.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Sarah worked in children's television and was in charge of creating craft projects for children on shows such as Mister Maker, Fingertips and Blue Peter. Since moving to California, she has enjoyed running crafts and art making projects with groups of children, and is excited to visit schools and run workshops based around her books!
Now for a bit of background...
Sarah grew up on top of a hill in the middle of the english countryside. Surrounded by her seven brothers and sisters, dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and mice, she quickly learnt that using her imagination to paint, draw and write stories was her favorite thing to do.
So she practiced and practiced and never gave up.
When she was bigger, Sarah hopped over the Atlantic to study at the Rhode Island School of Design. Here she studied illustration, graduating in 2004 with a BFA and an award for the most innovative artist in the department.
Since then, she has lived in Boston, New York, London, Antigua (Guatemala), Oaxaca (Mexico), and her work has taken various forms. This has included large scale installations, prop making and art directing for children’s television programs, editorial illustrations, puppets and costumes for live theatrical performances, and character, background and concept designs for various animation projects.