Sarah Bissell is an illustrator living and working in Edinburgh. 
Working in a variety of media such as collage, printmaking and risograph her artwork tends to focus on the importance of colour and textures. She is also a trained bookmaker and enjoys incorporating text with imagery in various ways. Themes of her work include mental illness, synaesthesia, space and memory but tackled in an often surreal manner.
Sarah gained a Masters degree in illustration from Edinburgh College of Art and she has previously worked as a screen printer and laser cutter. She also has a BA Hons degree in Illustration from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee where she is originally from.  
She was a winner of the Print Futures Award in 2016 which lead to her starting her own risograph printing and design business. She was also selected to teach at a residency in Italy held by the Lumen Collective in 2017.
Sarah has interned with Hato Press in London and held residencies at Edinburgh College of Art, Lumen Atina Residency Program and St Margarets House. She frequently illustrates for various magazines and enjoys the challenges of editorial illustration.
She has been the owner of risograph print studio The Gutter Press since January 2017, which is run from her west end studio in Edinburgh. Check them out at
To contact Sarah to discuss her work or a possible commission, email

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