Sarah Tanat-Jones

After being selected as a D&AD Best of New Blood winner in 2009, Sarah has gone on to carve a name for herself in the world of contemporary illustration. Her work - which is hand drawn using pen and inks before being scanned and digitally edited - is a wonderful combination of portraits, maps, buildings, chicken shops and characters.

The style is fierce, confident and engaging, making it really shine when illustrating pithy, news pieces or posters. “I love getting an editorial brief, as it gives me a chance to think of smart or witty ideas and visual jokes,” says Sarah.

“That's the best thing about being an illustrator - using images to reinforce a story, or better explain a concept. I also really love to draw from observation - anything from whippets to boats on a beach. Placing vivid colours into these drawings gives them a modern twist.”