Hello, my name is Sophie and I am a happy, hard-working illustrator and surface pattern designer living and working in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside.

Since graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Surface Pattern and Printed Textiles Design, I went on to set up as an independent freelance designer creating illustrations and surface patterns for clients worldwide.

I am extremely passionate about creating detailed watercolour illustrations and surface pattern designs. I specialise in life-like yet modern watercolour using expressive and saturated colour palettes. 

About Sophie Brabbins

Clients and Stockists

Harvey Nichols, The Conran Shop, Urban Outfitters, Hallmark, Deva Designs, Black Olive, Marks and Spencer, Pets at Home Magazine, Liberty, Seventh Avenue, and Selfridges.

Features and Publications

The Pattern Book by Carolina Amell, Eigen Huis and Interieur Magazine, Write on Trend, Make it in Design and WGSN.

About Sophie Brabbins

Three random facts

I am the proud owner of Daisy the Dwarf rabbit and a cheeky Pug named Teddy.

I have a passion for vintage botanical illustration and nature reference books – they are one of my favourite sources of inspiration.

One skill I wish I had is embroidery, the results are so beautiful and it is something I would love to explore with my own paintings one day.

About Sophie Brabbins