I’m Sarah, a designer, illustrator, and creative technologist in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m the person you call who can inject a little weirdness into something traditionally pretty dry. People hire me to solve tough, design-driven problems, which can be anything from branding new initiatives within existing nonprofits, or figuring out how to translate complex regional planning terminology to the average layman.
In my 7 years working as a designer, I’ve had the opportunity to design for a wildly fun range of formats, from illustration (Vox.com, Queen of Cream) to event design (Facebook, Art Papers) to physical installations — and a few formats that didn’t really exist until I made them up. (Check out my analog vending machine and data-driven living infographics.)
When I collaborate with clients like Facebook, the Atlanta Regional Commission, or Midtown Alliance, I can’t help but treat their projects like my own. I know, I know: “I just care too much,” right? But I genuinely enjoy making recommendations and pushing the parameters of the project to make the end result better than both of us initially thought possible. It’s why I keep doing what I do, and it’s a big part of what makes projects come to life for the people who experience them, from the Buford Highway Eatbot to the NPU Initiative.
As most of my friends will tell you, I also like applying my creativity to personal projects and following my curiosity down weird and interesting paths: building a “snack stadium” for the Superbowl, compiling a field kit about urbanism, and publishing a newspaper about creativity. I’m pretty good at coming up with hijinks, but I’m not quite so good at sitting still.
Since 2015, I’ve built my business on my own and have mostly worked as a one-woman studio. In recent years, as I’ve tackled more ambitious projects, I’ve built a solid network of fellow creatives whose vision jives with my own and that of my clients, and whose skill and talent I trust completely.
I’m proud to collaborate with a roster of clients across a spectrum of industries spanning tech to regional transit to local government. My work has been featured in Fast Company, Quipsologies, 99U, and HLN (they called my snack stadium a “masterpiece!”). I’ve led keynotes and taught classes for organizations like the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), TEDx, and DesignMadison, and am always excited to hear about potential speaking engagements. I’m a proud mother to an exceptionally good girl named Cocoa, who keeps me company at my desk, and many plants. I live in my hometown of Atlanta, a place that inspires me every day.
Eater Atlanta, January 2021
Skillshare Blog, May 2019
99u, May 2019
Creative Mornings, April 2019
Headline News (HLN) – February 2019
Unladylike Media, September 2018
Fast Company (print edition), Summer 2018
ThreadATL, August 2017
Babes Who Hustle, July 2017
Print Magazine, June 2017
Figure and Ground, May 2017
Racked, December 2016
Quipsologies, April 2016
Creative Loafing ATL, 4.4.2016, 1.12.2016, and 11.25.2016
Yen Mag (December 2015 print edition)
CommonCreativ Atlanta, 9.9.2015
Laughing Squid, 5.5.2015
Design Taxi, 5.1.2015
Laughing Squid, 10.14.14
The Atlantic Cities, 5.3.2013
The Buford Highway EatBot
Text EAT to 678-381-1606 to get recommendations for where to eat on Buford Highway
The Midtown Alliance Muse
Text MIDTOWN to 404-476-8418 to get recommendations on where to go and what to do in Midtown Atlanta
Analog Vending Machine
A weird and fun new way to sell or give away products!
Dynamic, engaging survey methods based from event participation.
Urbanism Field Kit
An interactive and engaging field kit introducing the average person to urbanism and laying the fundamentals in a FUN way
Draw Your Neighborhood
all one word, lowercase
this is design club.
This is not a newsletter.
Atlanta Trading Co
Museum of Design Atlanta, May 2019
DesignMadison, February 2018
Museum of Design Atlanta, October 2017
AIGA Charleston, South Carolina, June 2016
AIGA Columbia, South Carolina, March 2016
TEDxUGA, March 2014
Atlanta Studies, July 2013
MSCNE 2014 Seminar, July 2014
Want me to speak at your next event? Get in touch.
^^ this segment aired nationally every hour throughout Superbowl Weekend.