Hello, I am Clare Youngs, an illustrator and designer maker. I trained as a graphic designer and have worked in the industry, mainly in packaging design but have a life long interest in illustration and in particular collaged artworks. I am based in the UK on the beautiful Kent coast. My desire to create has never been stronger than now. I love the whole process, the thrill of a new project, the thoughts and ideas that start as notes and sketches and the satisfaction of seeing my ideas develop into a finished piece. People often tell me that my work puts a smile on their face, this makes me very happy!