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About Sarah

Trained as a graphic designer, Sarah has spent her career designing for museums, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Sarah specializes in graphic design, illustration, exhibit design, and branding, with extensive experience in space planning, environmental design, and digital interfaces.

Sarah has a natural ability to distill complex topics into digestible and engaging moments—allowing users to quickly grasp and understand a concept or message. 

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Background and Education

Raised in rural Iowa, Sarah grew up with three sisters and too many farm animals to count. (Some of the more memorable creatures include a lamb named Timmy and two ducks named T-Bird and Quackers.) Growing up on a farm gave Sarah ample time to observe and explore nature, get dirty, and enjoy the cyclical seasons of growth and life. 

After receiving a B.A. in Art, Sarah moved to Chicago to pursue a job at The Field Museum of Natural History. There, Sarah discovered a home for her love of design, history, and the natural world. It's also where she honed her skills as a graphic designer and learned to create immersive, three-dimensional environments. 

In 2011, Sarah relocated to the Twin Cities where she worked at the Science Museum of Minnesota as an exhibit designer and graphic designer. After 10 years of juggling a full-time career and multiple freelance design projects—and then becoming a mother—Sarah decided to pursue a solo career full-time. She currently lives in Saint Paul with her husband, two daughters, and a cat named Morris.

 

Current and past clients and collaborators include: The Bell Museum, Field Magnet Design, Museum EXP, Jim Roe Museum Planning, TB Alliance, The Minnesota State Fair, Children's Discovery Museum of Maine, Dakota County Parks, the City of Orono, and Equality Michigan.