Sarah Dean

“If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” —Massimo Vignelli

In Sarah’s work, this statement rings true. Although print design is her medium of choice, she can apply her skills to any project ranging from environmental graphics to posters, to publications. Sarah’s work is comprised of bold colors, tactful use of materials, and unique typography.  She is inspired by the simplicity of those things as separate entities, and in turn, creates complexity and beauty through their unification. Sarah believes that in her all work, the devil is truly in the details, and that’s why she considers herself a logophile—a nerd that loves spelling, words, and etymologies—and is unusually good at remembering names and birthdays. With photojournalistic background, she brings a variety of photography and writing skills to projects. Although not always apparent, she enjoys incorporating illustration within her work to foster a handmade, authentic feel. She is definitely influenced by minimalistic work but also has a passion for patterns. All that being said, typography is her one true love and she will forage to the ends of the earth to find the perfect typeface, or, design her own. With so many interests, graphic design allows Sarah to use all of her skills to create a distinctive body of work.