Marvelous Maker

of Heterogeneous Things

About me

I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and marvelous maker of many other things. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, I escaped to Chicago after high school, and graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago with a BFA in Visual Communications.

In addition to various DIY projects and moonlighting freelance work, I have nearly a decade of experience in the design industry. I’ve done work for clients such as Sara Lee (Bakery, Sweet Goods and Meats divisions), Sanford (Sharpie, Expo, and uni-Ball), American Italian Pasta Company (Ragu pasta, Mueller’s, Golden Grain, Anthony’s), Pepsico, Spangler Candies, NicePak (Wet-Nap), and Everpurse. My specialties include illustration, package design, web design, branding and identity, photo art direction, shopper merchandising, and consumer promotions.

INTERESTS


  • Games

  • Music

  • Travel

  • Cinema

  • Mac OS

  • Coffee

  • Cars

  • Money

My resume

Senior Art Director

PKG Brand Design01.2013—09.2013

After almost two years as an art director, I moved on to planning and art directing photoshoots, developing brand style guides, and continuing to develop my skills on various CPG work. Expanding from printed materials into the web world, I worked directly with a Wordpress developer to design websites and an internal in-store CPG web resource.

Art Director

Launch Creative Marketing07.2008—07.2011

Worked within a team to concept and create product packaging, in-store structural displays, point-of-sale materials, out-of-home advertising (billboards, bus ads, etc.), promotional event graphics, online advertising, and sales collateral.

Assistant Production Manager

Magnani Continuum Marketing08.2006—05.2007

Worked on print production of marketing materials, managed print material sourcing, competitive vendor quoting, and file management.

Creative Director

The Gluten Free Media Group09.2013—Current

The Gluten Free Media Group is the parent company of The Gluten & Allergen Free Expos, Find Me Gluten Free and Send Me Gluten Free. I provide creative guidance and develop brand equity for all contained companies within the group.

Art Director

PKG Brand Design07.2011—01.2013

As an art director for a new company formed from various team members with years of CPG experience, I worked within a team to develop consumer promotions, packaging, photo art direction and shopper merchandising.

Production Artist

Launch Creative Marketing06.2007 - 07.2008

Worked with production of food packaging, in-store merchandising and other marketing materials.

High School

Southgate Anderson1999—2002

BFA, Visual Communications

The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago2002—2006

Vice President of AIGA (student organization) Member of AIGA (national organization)

Milestones Achieved

5486 Cups of coffee
27 Years of illustrating
12 Years of happy clients
1047 Craft beers enjoyed

My Services

Designing

From packaging design to websites, I'm proficient in many things in the CMYK and RGB world.

Branding

If your brand is new, or you just need a refresh, I can work with you to find a look that suits your needs.

Concepting

Need moodboards? How about some wireframing or storyboards? I've got you covered.

Illustration

Don't bother buying stock illustrations when I can knock it out of the park for your project.

Client History


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My Blog

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Ball Park Display sighting

Sighted: Ball Park Grilling display in your friendly neighborhood Dominick’s! Sadly, sans grill top and headers to go with them

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Zombie Show Opener

I found one of my awful/awesome school projects from 2005. What a gem. I’m pretty sure I put together the

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VCSO Cam Monday

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GFAF Cookbook

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I can paint paint faster than you can

A quick experiment in sped up video and a little motion graphics.  

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GET IN TOUCH

  • sarah@sarigraph.com

  • 312.841.2592

  • 1200 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL, 60622

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