Sheryl Cole is a New Zealand-born illustrator and freelance art director/graphic designer who lives and works by the beach in Melbourne, Australia. She draws on daily nature walks for inspiration, organic materials and creative experiments to channel into her illustrations, designs, homewares and client commissions. 

Native birds are a firm favourite for their strong personalities and riotous colour. Ditto watercolour, whose loose natural flow seems almost to paint itself and suits her playful style. 

Sheryl’s mixed media surface designs for textiles, branding and packaging also draw on botanical themes and abstract forms. Bower bird tendencies, mindful slow living and travel inspire her endlessly.

Sheryl seeks out clients who share her environmental focus. She’s proud to be part of a community whose work celebrates nature and encourages people to reconnect with it and consume thoughtfully.

Sheryl is always on the lookout for new and exciting projects and collaborations, so please get in touch.


(Group shows)

“Wild Thing” Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney, Lion Gate Lodge, Sydney, August 2019
“Shout” Illustrators Australia, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, October 2018
“Paper + Pixel” Illustrators Australia, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, May 2017
“Drift” Basketmakers of Victoria, Herring Island, Melbourne, February 2017
“Life’s a Beach” Wyreena, Croydon, October 2016 – January 2017
“Onefourfour” Twelve Australian Female Artists. Twelve months. Twelve themes. The Art Room, Melbourne, 2015

Some of the clients Sheryl has illustrated for:  
Bauer Media Limited - Aust House & Garden Magazine  Bio Cup  Brand Status - Keep Victoria Beautiful  |  Brave Insights  Fabienne  Friends Of the Botanical Gardens Melbourne  Hinkler Books  Studio Caravan - The Grove, Greenwich Fairfield, The Argyle  |  Riley & Clare  Romeciti - Sweet Home Magazine  Illustrators Australia …and the list is growing!

Get to know Sheryl a bit more here:
Illustrators Australia
Proud Professional Member and Committee Member of Illustrators Australia

Let’s chat about your project! Please contact Sheryl here or send an email to:

Thanks for stopping by.