My name is Sarah Jane Hearfield and I am a Textile Designer and Illustrator. Originally from Stirling, Scotland, I have been living and working in Michigan, USA for the last 25 years. I have a Bachelors of Art in Textile Design from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland and a Masters of Teaching in Art Education from Wayne State University, Detroit MI. I currently teach Graphic Design and Art at Perry High School, as well as working freelance as a graphic designer and illustrator.
I travel a lot to visit my family in South Africa and Scotland and my designs are influenced by the plants and birds I see on my travels. I love the colours and patterns you find in nature and I have a kind of obsession with our feathered friends. It’s a family trait, we are all keen bird watchers.
I am proficient in all aspects of printed textile design, graphic design and illustration. I have an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Indesign. I have designed seasonal prints and repeats for the gift industry, placement prints and characters for gift bags, repeat patterns for wallpaper and fabrics, as well as business logos, layouts and illustrations for books. I have been selling my fabric designs online for the last 10 years.
Some of my clients include Dollar Tree, Dollar General, LG Design Group, RM Photography, Alison’s on the Green and Perry Public Schools. I also sell my designs on several online platforms such as Spoonflower, Society 6, Etsy and RedBubble.
If you would like to work with me please send me an email, I would love to hear from you.