Photograph of Sarah Doan, Illustrator, standing outside of Sennelier in Paris France. This is one of the oldest art supply stores in France. It's over 130+ years old and oil pastels were invented here for Pablo Picasso!
About
Hi! My name Sarah, I am a Vietnamese-American illustrator based in Austin. My art is inspired by awkward encounters, childhood memories, food, and the celebration of cultures. I love creating art that make you smile and have a bit of heart to them.

When I'm not making art, I enjoy reading, climbing, playing guitar, and being a self proclaimed matcha connoisseur. 

✨ I am seeking representation ✨

Contact
hello@sarahtdoan.com
Books
2024 How a Little Girl and Big Beautiful Fish Chased the Shy Away, Forthcoming
2024 Thinking Outside the Coopbook design
Awards
2024 SCBWI Austin: Carmen Oliver On-the-Verge Scholarship
2023 SCBWI Austin: Scholarship for Creators of Diverse Worlds
2023 SCBWI Austin: Emerging Voice Illustrator Mentorship

Get to know me a bit more!
Why do you want to make children's book illustrations?
“Most of the old moles I know wish they had listened less to their fears and more to their dreams.” 
- Charlie Mackesy
This accurately sums up my reason for pursuing illustration. For years during my free time I created art and it made me happy more than I could ever describe. I decided to take a leap and pursue my dream. I’ve always loved connecting with a young audience, storytelling, and naturally I was drawn to children’s illustrations.

Would you illustrate my picture book?
Please visit my FAQ page for more info
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What have you been up to?
Working on my picture book dummy titled "I Can Fit In Too!"
Upcoming Artist in Residence at Studio Kura
​​​​​​​( ╯°u°)╯  thanks for stopping by!
I started a Substack & really need to update it!
Can you teach me Procreate?
Yes! I presented at Austin SCBWI's monthly meeting in 2024. You can watch the video demo & find helpful resources here:
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