Covet Design & Illustration

Covet Design & Illustration is a multidisciplinary design business based in theSTUDIO at MADE in Mourne, owned and ran by local creative Sarah Johnston.

About Sarah

Sarah had a passion for art from a young age and feels that her creativity was nurtured by her parents, who are also incredibly creative and talented.

When Sarah left secondary school, she continued her education by obtaining a degree in Fashion Management from Belfast Metropolitan College. And it was there that Sarah realised a particular passion for Illustration & Design.

Wedding Stationary

Sarah tell us one of her initial reasons for choosing this particular course was that she wanted to pursue a career as a wedding dress designer. Which is ironic considering she now specialises in producing beautifully unique wedding stationary.

After graduating Sarah set up her own business part-time, originally called Sweetnotes by Sarah, and specialised mainly in personalised cards and boards. She did her first illustrated chalkboard when she worked in Graham’s Ice cream (10 years ago ) when she was asked to write the price list out during one of her shifts and has done them ever since. From this , other local businesses also asked Sarah for help with their signage… The Steaming Mug, Donic Pizzas, Mauds Ice Cream, Salt & Pepper (now Whisk), and Seasource.

Covet Design & Illustration

Sarah went on to use this talent to make bespoke wedding boards and table plans which she still offers as part of her wedding stationary offerings under her new brand, Covet Design & Illustration.

Covet Design & Illustration has been based in theSTUDIO at Made in Mourne since February 2018 and focuses mainly on wedding signage and invitations.

Sarah told us…

When we asked Sarah what being based in MADE in Mourne meant to Sarah she told us…

‘It’s a great place to be in the middle of Kilkeel, surrounded by amazing and talented people. The honesty café is a fantastic chilled place to meet new clients and discuss new projects. It’s such a creative space you can’t help but feel inspired. I also love the different evening classes they have on offer to help build and support small businesses.’

Wedding Of Your Dreams

If you are interested in finding out more about Covet Design and chatting to Sarah about how she could help you achieve the wedding of your dreams, or even help promote your business through bespoke signage get in touch, she’d love to hear from you.