Sophie Elm is an illustrator, surface pattern designer and ceramicist.

She aims to create pieces that celebrate the mundane and embellish the everyday. Her love of bold colour, pattern and hand lettering is prevalent throughout her work.


She undertakes a wide variety of commissioned work, from illustrated children’s books to bespoke ceramic pieces. She has produced work for various solo and collaborative exhibitions, as well as designing her own range of limited edition artist prints, hand built ceramics, printed textiles and stationery, all of which are sold in various galleries throughout the UK. She works under the alias of Jeff Josephine Designs.


Sophie grew up in a little village, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She now lives and works from her home studio in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.