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I initially graduated from Central St Martins with a degree in Theatre Design, and retrained as an illustrator. Since then I have used my drawing skills as an illustrator, printmaker and more recently as a live scribe.



Guardian Books. Cover for ‘Bring it on Baby’

A&C Black publishing. Cover and inside line drawings for ‘’How to Sound Clever’

Bloomsbury: Cover and inside line drawing for ‘How To Sound Really Clever’

Penguin: ‘The Meaning of Tingo’, ‘Toujours Tingo’ ‘The Wonder of Whiffling’, ‘Ten Minute Mysteries’ Random House: ‘Still Lost in Translation’ clover and inside drawings.


Editorial clients:

Countryfile Magazine, Radio Times, Guardian Newspaper, Independent Newspaper          

The Green Parent, MacUser, Building Design, Emap, News International, The Idler

Radio Times, Campaign for Racial Equality, Lexis Nexis, The RSA, Anorak magazine


Other projects:

Drawings for Edinburgh University Marketing course

Ghent town council Belgium, logo for new town parks program.

NHS Scotland, heart health campaign

London Transport Poster Competition, shortlisted 2004 & 2005

Royal College of Psychiatrists: leaflet for PTSD, development of child-friendly website imagery.

Drawings for Kew Gardens Edible Table.


Live Scribing Examples

Royal Festival Hall. Workshop to explore the ‘Women of the World’ Festival.

Maggie’s Walk. Recorded walkers on the charity night hike that takes place through London.

EDF energy conference, 3 days. Exploring fuel poverty, at the Eden Project, Cornwall.

Osiris Educational teacher training conference. Recorded 2 workshops for the delegates.

Bournemouth Renewable Energy Fair. Recorded five 30 minute talks.

NHS Change Day. Recorded a 2 hour brainstorming session.

Board Intelligence. Recorded a 2 hour discussion on: ‘The Board is Dead, Long Live the Board’.

Vauxhall One away days. 2 full days of workshops and brainstorming for the employees of V1.

Locality. 3 day event for Community Organisers Camp. Training & workshops plus feedback.

Tenpin, Milton Keynes. Training day for managers, recorded speakers and workshops.

The Eden Project, Cornwall. 3 days of scribing for ‘The Big Lunch’ conference.

UnLtd, Birmingham. Minuted a training and feedback day filled with talks and workshops.


Usual methods of working:

Printmaking - screen prints from drawings from the real world and the imaginary one.

Scribing – drawn directly with chalk pens, on large roles of Fabriano paper taped to the wall.

Illustration work – hand drawn and reworked in Photoshop using a tablet.

Please look at my website for my portfolio:

And more work is here on my blog

Sandra Howgate

Tree Picnic

28 x 38 cms


Tree Hugger

18.5 x 23.5 cms



42 x 29.7 cms


Mowing Love

29.6 x 30 cms



21 x 29.7 cms


Bicycle Garden

21 x 29.7 cms


City Gardener

21 x 29.7 cms


Flowers for all.jpg

Flowers for All

42 x 29.7cm


The Flower Bed.jpg

The Flower Bed

42 x 29.7cm


Smelling Basil.jpg

Smelling Basil

42 x 29.7cm


Gardening break.jpg

Gardening Break

21 x 29.7cm


Gardener's World.jpg

Gardener's World

21 x 29.7cm


Tulip Fever.jpg
The Sprout (low res).jpg
Cosimo - the boy who lived in the trees

Tulip Fever

42 x 29.7cm


The Sprout

Cosimo - the boy who lived in the trees

Tea and Oranges (low Res).jpg
Following their noses (low res).jpg

Tea and Oranges

Following Their Noses

Waiting for Spring (low res).jpg

Waiting for Spring

Swinging our buckets (low res).jpg
Lakeside conversation (low res).jpg

Swinging our Buckets

Lakeside Conversation

No-Dig gardening.jpg
shrub scarf (low res).jpg
Affinity (low res).jpg

No Dig Gardening

Shrub Scarf


Sandra Howgate 'City Break' (low res).jp
Salad Days (low res).jpg

City Break

Salad Days