Illustrator/Designer, keeping it crisp on the coast

About WILD/FREE Creative
Illustrator, Designer and founder of WILD/FREE Creative, Sarita Mielke believes that the best solutions are often the ones made by hand. Born and raised on the curious coast of Vancouver Island Sarita has developed a unique outlook on the world. Her perspective comes through in her work with levity and joy, yet carry undertones of a darker humor. This yin and yang effect give her work an unsuspecting edge that leave viewers chuckling with delight. If you would like to get in touch regarding existing works or for future collaborations, please contact her here

“It is essential that our creative works, marketing materials, ad campaigns and brand identity, all of which Sarita has helped us with, are completed before deadlines and in the high quality we uphold. Sarita has proven to meet these deadlines time and again, even when it required her to work outside of regular business hours. Her enthusiasm for the work and what we stand for here is very apparent. I do not hesitate to recommend Sarita for any illustration or graphic design job.”
Gus Cormack | Marketing Manager, Prior Snowboards and Skis

“Sarita’s ability to work with brand new clients, from conceptualization to completion, in a very short amount of time, has been a great addition to the services we offer our print advertising supporters. Clients — even the cantankerous, particular ones — are impressed and satisfied with her quick, creative work. Being such a pleasure to work with, I always look forward to our next collaboration.”
Darren Davidson | Deputy Editor, Coast Mountain Culture & Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine

“I worked closely with Sarita for our GDC Student Handbook project. Dedicated and talented in the realms of Illustration and Graphic Design, Sarita showed professionalism, focus and creativity in her work, and in turn the project was a huge success. Sarita has made a commitment to the Graphic Design community on Vancouver Island through volunteer work with the Graphic Designers of Canada, which has demonstrated her strength of character. I would recommend her skills and talents for any creative project.”
Aaron Heppell | President 2010-2013, VI Chapter. Society of Graphic Designers of Canada

Aftanas Surfboards
Alberni Outpost
Awarewolf Creative
Bamberton Historical Society
Basil Wool Publishing
Clayquot Biosphere Trust
Cure Soaps
Evolve Design Solutions
Ginger Root Designs
Good Life Juice
Hub City Cinema Society
Island Optimal Health + Performance
Kootenay Mountain Culture


Manual Skateboards
Moksha Yoga Nanaimo
Nanaimo Art Gallery
Nanaimo Design Nerds
Nanaimo Fringe Fest
Nanaimo Global Film Festival
Nettle & Co.
OmTown Yoga
PechaKutcha Nanaimo
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Playing With the Elements
Prior Snowboards and Skis
Graphic Designers of Canada, VI


Rowat Design
Uclulet Aquarium
Ugly Bunny
Vancouver Island Aquaponics
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Vancouver Island Short Film Fest
Vancouver Island University Alumn
Whistler Arts Council
Whistler Youth Centre