Shawn Sargent Designs

Shawn Sargent Designs offers beautifully handcrafted home decor, kitchen goods,
paper products,
bags, gifts and accessories featuring fresh, original designs with a quirky vibe

The resulting images and designs are playful, fresh, modern yet slightly retro, addictive to create...and I visualize them on all kinds of products.

After creating her first digital drawings in 2011, artist and owner Shawn Sargent could imagine her colorful characters and vibrant patterns on everyday products.

Inspired to create useful items using locally-sourced, eco-friendly materials, she began to make and sell products featuring her unique drawings and designs. 

Starting with just a few products and her original patterns, Shawn Sargent Designs opened her retail shop and workspace on July 7, 2015, in downtown Glen Ellyn. Engaging with customers, participating in shows and downtown events, and working to grow her business has inspired even more ideas for new products, designs and new directions.

Her company now offers more than a dozen different product lines, all designed with the goal of making your "everyday" a little brighter, easier and more joyful.

Artist • Designer • Educator

In addition to her retail store and online business, Shawn Sargent Designs also offers creative classes, camps and parties in sewing, design and mixed media for Kids & Adults. 

A teacher at heart, Shawn has taught mixed media art for many years, and she's thrilled to use her creative talents working with new groups of students and guiding them through sewing and design projects!  

Her background as an artist, writer and editor provides a unique perspective and approach to her surface and textile designs as well as her teaching. 

Her drawings, often spontaneous sketches that bring to life a quirky character
or the beginnings of a pattern, come from years of practice as a fine artist
and editor, and her designs and patterns reflect her unique aesthetic. 


Life Before the Store

Photo-based art • Teaching
website and portfolio

Design • Editing • Teaching
profile and background

I love the idea of sharing my creative vision with others through quality products they can use everyday.

Whether it’s drawing, making a pattern or designing a new product, I am happily lost for hours in the whole creative process. It’s a very meditative and rewarding experience for me. 

And bringing a bit of joy to someone’s day, hearing that they smile and feel good because they’re using, seeing or gifting one of my original products, quirky drawings or fresh designs...there’s nothing better than that!