Idle Toil is an independent graphic design and illustration studio operated by Sydney Cardew, an artist from the Isle of Wight, UK. The Idle Toil name is used as an umbrella to cover all of Sydney’s commercial and non-commercial artwork.

Idle Toil is a registered business, available for all manner of design and illustration briefs, ranging from personal commissions to commercial projects. Prices are affordable and flexible, and negotiated on a job-by-job basis. Please contact the artist via email at simoncardew@idletoil.co.uk if you are interested.



This website runs on WordPress, and uses a modified version of the theme ‘Spun’ by Caroline Moore. Customisation and additional web design work was carried out according to the artist’s instructions by Jesse Henderson.

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