Em Sawyer

As an illustrator and designer with roots in graphic design, my work is bold and features my love for colour. I create digitally rendered illustrations within the fields of editorial and book illustration, though my interests also extend to a wider work demographic, including advertising, character design and narrative. My works main focus is on the queer gaze and is centralised on uplifting LGBTQIA+ voices.

I am currently working as an illustration intern for Studio Hovey, alongside Tom Hovey, creating illustrations for The Great British Bake-Off and related media.

The Price of Cats

A parody of the cover for 'The Price of Salt' - a pulp fiction novel by Patricia Highsmith. Part of a series dedicated to making pulp fiction novel covers reflect modern sapphic experiences.

I Prefer Women

A parody of the cover for 'I Prefer Girls' - a pulp fiction novel by Jessie Dumont. Part of a series dedicated to making pulp fiction novel covers reflect modern sapphic experiences.

Satine Is a Lesbian

A parody of the cover for 'Satan was a Lesbian' - a pulp fiction novel by Fred Haley. Part of a series dedicated to making pulp fiction novel covers reflect modern sapphic experiences.

Scrolling Through the Moods

An editorial piece inspired by an article about balancing and managing your social media use to the benefit of your mental health.

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Marketin'

A promotional zine focusing on things you'd see walking through a market. The focus was to encapsulate a variety of imagery that I enjoy creating in a small print format.

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Boxed Up

Ongoing artwork for a children's book centred around themes of self confidence and being proud of who you are, illustrated and written by me.