Sarah C Barnes

Hi!

I’m Sarah Barnes. I am an illustrator, designer, teacher, and mom to 4 beautiful girls. I love creating a little bit of sunshine everyday through my artwork. I hope my art brings a bit of happiness to your world today.

 

 

Sweet Pea Collection
Sweet Pea Collection
Surface Patterns
Cactus and Succulent Planner
Cactus and Succulent Planner
Digital Planners
Self Love
Self Love
Illustration
Goddess
Goddess
Illustration
self discovery
self discovery
Illustration
Moon Goddess
Moon Goddess
Illustration
Skillshare Class
Skillshare Class
Illustration
Summer Tiger
Summer Tiger
Illustration
Tiger
Tiger
Illustration
zoom
zoom
Illustration
You are my Sunshine
You are my Sunshine
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Mother
Mother
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Mother’s Day Cards
Mother’s Day Cards
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Illustration
Ocean Life Clip Art
Ocean Life Clip Art
Illustration
School Supply Clip Art
School Supply Clip Art
Illustration
Flamingo Summertime
Flamingo Summertime
Illustration
Sweets are Sweet Blue Ice Cream 1
Sweets are Sweet Blue Ice Cream 1
Surface Patterns
Sweets are Sweet Purple Ice Cream 1
Sweets are Sweet Purple Ice Cream 1
Surface Patterns
Kiwi Fruit Pattern
Kiwi Fruit Pattern
Surface Patterns
Pineapples
Pineapples
Surface Patterns
Summer Fruit Illustration
Summer Fruit Illustration
Illustration
Bullet Journal Labels
Bullet Journal Labels
Hand Lettering
Balance
Balance
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Surface Patterns
Summer Fruit – Blue Background
Summer Fruit – Blue Background
Surface Patterns
Nautical Pattern
Nautical Pattern
Surface Patterns
Happy Bees 2
Happy Bees 2
Surface Patterns
Honeycomb
Honeycomb
Surface Patterns


Hi there, I am Sarah Barnes and I am a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in Southern California. Art has always been what lights up my soul.  I have been a teacher since 2005, mainly in elementary but a few years teaching electives to middle school students. Even though both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree are in education, art classes were my favorite past time. I have continued to grow my art talents through college course, online courses, and taking as many workshops as I possibly can. I often would tell my middle school students that  art is a skill not a talent, and it is so rewarding to truly live out that mantra on a daily basis.

My favorite art form is digital! I LOVE drawing digitally. Adobe has been apart of my life since early in my college career. I started using Photoshop  in college when my dad graciously bought it for me to try out. I did as many projects as I could using the program to learn as much as I could! When I got my first teaching job I learned flash and Dreamweaver and created the first classroom website at my school. When my first daughter was born I threw myself into learning about digital scrapbooking and learning how to make repeat patterns and elements in Illustrator. I designed many teacher websites for my friends. I also became super interested in digital planners which had me learning how to make interactive PDFs and incorporating them with the goodnotes app. When I needed worksheets for my classroom, I learned how to use InDesign. I am constantly trying to improve my skills with these programs as well as searching out and finding new ones to explore as well! I’m am also versed in WordPress, basic HTML and CSS, Figma, Affinity Designer, and some more that I can’t remember but would probably say yes if you ask!

I love things that make me smile and that bring a little sunshine to the world, hence my instagram handle is @itsmyownsunshine. I love my instagram community! I started the account just as a place to put my artwork and it took off, within months I grew followers who were incredible. I love sharing my work with others as well as making connections to people from around the world. Make sure you come and join me on Instagram!

My world is surrounded by creativity. I have 4 beautiful daughters who are just the most amazing humans ever! I love sharing the creative process with each of them from basic crayon skills with my 1 year old to comic book creations with my 10 year old. Besides my children and my husband, I have a few loves in my life . . . . reading, sitting on the beach, stationary and art supplies, and tv shows that involve magic and fantasy.

The goal for my art is to make myself smile. If I can do that I consider myself a success.

Education

Multiple Subjects Credential

California State University Fullerton

Single Subject Credential

California State University Fullerton

Masters in Educational Technology

California State University Fullerton

UCI Writing Project

University of California, Irvine

Bachelor of Science, Child and Adolescent Development

California State University Fullerton

Experience

Art and Digital Media Teacher

2017 – Present Irvine Unified School District, Middle School

Courses Taught: Digital Media, Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Yearbook, and Digital Photography using the Adobe Creative Suite California CUE Conference Presenter on Educational Technology Collaborate with other teachers to build a strong curriculum Model Growth Mindset, Perseverance, and Grit for my students Participated in Vital Link’s Career and Technical Education Conferences for Digital Arts.

Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer

2016 - Present

Designed WordPress websites to be used by elementary school educators Content Creator for Teachers Pay Teachers selling coloring book pages and clipart Photoshop work for Apex Web Tech Designed surface patterns for sale on Spoonflower

Graphic Designer at Admit One Products

Summer 2020

Created Covid signage as well as their PPE catalog.

Elementary School Teacher

2005 – 2017

Various School Sites in Capistrano Unified and Irvine Unified Lead Technology Coach for IUSD Leadership Team opening a brand-new school in Irvine

Sweet Pea Collection
Sweet Pea Collection
Surface Patterns
Self Love
Self Love
Illustration
Goddess
Goddess
Illustration
self discovery
self discovery
Illustration
Moon Goddess
Moon Goddess
Illustration
Skillshare Class
Skillshare Class
Illustration
Summer Tiger
Summer Tiger
Illustration
Tiger
Tiger
Illustration
zoom
zoom
Illustration
You are my Sunshine
You are my Sunshine
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Mother
Mother
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Mother’s Day Cards
Mother’s Day Cards
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Illustration
Ocean Life Clip Art
Ocean Life Clip Art
Illustration
School Supply Clip Art
School Supply Clip Art
Illustration
Flamingo Summertime
Flamingo Summertime
Illustration
Sweets are Sweet Blue Ice Cream 1
Sweets are Sweet Blue Ice Cream 1
Surface Patterns
Sweets are Sweet Purple Ice Cream 1
Sweets are Sweet Purple Ice Cream 1
Surface Patterns
Kiwi Fruit Pattern
Kiwi Fruit Pattern
Surface Patterns
Pineapples
Pineapples
Surface Patterns
Summer Fruit Illustration
Summer Fruit Illustration
Illustration
Bullet Journal Labels
Bullet Journal Labels
Hand Lettering
Balance
Balance
Hand Lettering, Illustration
Surface Patterns
Summer Fruit – Blue Background
Summer Fruit – Blue Background
Surface Patterns
Nautical Pattern
Nautical Pattern
Surface Patterns
Happy Bees 2
Happy Bees 2
Surface Patterns
Honeycomb
Honeycomb
Surface Patterns
happy Bees 1
happy Bees 1
Surface Patterns

Hey There!! If you are interested in purchasing any of my designs on items such as pillows, mugs, and more. Please check out my various Print on Demand Shops. If you are interested in coloring pages, please check out my Etsy shop.

All designs and some that are not shown are available to be licensed out. If you are interested in licensing a piece of art, please email me at hello@sarahcbarnes.com

Get in Touch

hello@sarahcbarnes.com
Freelance Available
Orange County, CA

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