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!
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 ✨

2024 How a Little Girl and Big Beautiful Fish Chased the Shy Away, Forthcoming
2024 Thinking Outside the Coopbook design
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
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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