Sandra Noel creates her illustrations by hand with pencil, pen and paintbrush, but also in Illustrator as vector graphics. This brings an added benefit and skill to the design process as illustrations can provide interest as well as interpret along with the text. We also provide scientific illustration for articles and scientific journals including National Marine Fisheries Service, University of Washington's Department of Fisheries and others.

Interpretive Exhibits and Signs:

Department of Natural Resources Kennedy Creek Estuary Signs: Illustrations for (4) interpretive signs designed at DNR. The text and layout was provided and Noel Design provided illustrations. Most signs created by Noel Design, LLC include illustrations by Sandra Noel. But there are times when the client needs to add illustrations to an existing design as in this case.

Posters: (there are other poster options not shown here, but are available by request)

Alliance for Tompotika, Poster art, individual images: Illustrations were created for several publications to promote the organization for fund-raising and educational purposes.

Kennedy Creek Watershed: Illustrations for South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, Olympia, WA

Washington State Department of Transportation poster entitled, Marine Wildlife of Puget Sound for the Watchable Wildlife Program: Illustration and design

Water, Cycle of Life: illustration and design for poster for Clark County Public Utilities.

Other Print Products using vector images:

Post Card and Utility Bill Inserts, vehicles, other products for the City of Tacoma: Illustration and design for postcards, posters, business cards and other print materials for the City of Tacoma, WA

Illustrations for Books, Scientific Papers and other Publications mentioned under Print & Posters:

Catching a Deckload of Dreams, by John van Amerongen: Fish and shellfish illustrations for book chapter headings

Natural History of Puget Sound, by Arthur R. Kruckeberg: Several illustrations from marine species and habitat to forest lands.

Scientific Illustrations (there publications available upon request):

Small-bodied and Juvenile Fishes of the Mid-Columbian Region including keys to diagnostic otoliths and cranial bones, Julia K. Parrish, Kristian Haapa-aho, William Walker and others: Illustrations of fish otoliths (ear bones) from specimens provided using a dissecting scope.

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Pit Tag insertion guide: Illustrations from live juvenile fish specimens showing how pit tags from tracking are inserted into live fish.

Spot illustrations for various publications as line art and color illustrations are developed for several kinds of projects and publications.

Salmon & Steelhead Journal, Pat Hogland, Publisher and Executive Editor: On-going illustrations on demand for publications of fishing gear and habitat illustrations related to using gear in water color and pen and ink.