From Product Design to Paper Masterpiece: The Artistic Journey of Sarah Capon
Meet Sarah Capon, or eye picture this, a Brisbane-based illustrator and animator who has made a name for herself in the art world with her unique and fascinating paper creations. Sarah’s journey to becoming an artist is brutal, full of self-discovery and a determination to pursue her passion despite obstacles.
“I knew since I was young that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up, but I never felt like it was a realistic dream,” shares Sarah. Growing up, she enjoyed art as a subject but needed to learn about the various career paths available. She studied product design at the Queensland College of Arts and graduated with first-class honours in 2017. However, when she took the plunge and went freelance, she found her true passion in illustration and animation.
In 2019, Sarah was offered a job working on the Luminescent Longreach project for the Qantas Museum as a visual development artist, illustrator and animator. This opportunity allowed her creativity to flourish and gave her the confidence to develop her unique style. But it wasn’t until the pandemic hit in 2020 and she found herself with extra time on her hands that Sarah found her calling. She turned to paper art and created fascinating pieces and videos that were enjoyed by people all over the world.
Sarah’s paper creations are visually stunning and spread happiness and positivity. From funny animals to intricate paper cutouts, her art reflects her love of storytelling and her desire to spread joy through her work. “I like to spread happiness with my work, and I hope to continue to do so in the future,” she says.
Sarah Capon’s artistic journey: from product design to self-discovery through illustration and animation
Growing up, Sarah knew she was an artist but never felt it was a realistic dream. After studying product design at the Queensland College of Arts and working in a commercial graphic design studio, she became creative. In 2019, an opportunity to work as a visual development artist, illustrator and animator on a project for the Qantas Museum gave her a chance to find her artistic voice and gain confidence in her style.
The pandemic in 2020 allowed Sarah to focus on her art, and she started working with paper full-time. Her art has since been enjoyed by people worldwide, and she loves to spread happiness with her work.
Sarah’s art combines her love of problem-solving storytelling and her unique style inspired by her experiences and surroundings. She is a true inspiration to anyone who wants to follow their passion and turn it into a career.