Hello, I'm Sara. For the past 3+ years I have been working as a full time Graphic & Web Designer. I love designing digitally; and have a masters degree in Textile Design, specialising in print & technical innovation. I have a passion for learning, and in my spare time I am always expanding my horizons with creative new projects. As well as web design & printed company branding, I have experience as a freelance photographer; textile designer; art & design tutor; and maker of craft goods like driftwood clocks, cards & jewellery.
For the past 3 years I have built upon my skills as a Web Designer, learning CSS3 & HTML5 at feelunique.com, where I was responsible for designing responsive weekly marketing newsletters (EDMs); creating content pages using CSS & flash applications such as 10CMS; helping the other designers to learn 10CMS & CSS, and ensuring that the team stay on brand. I created a range of graphics and monthly themes for use across the website & social media platforms, keeping up to date with design trends, and developments such as responsive design and UX.
Having polished my skills in graphic design over the past 9 years, I am fully competent using Adobe CS3 - CC14 including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign & Dreamweaver for both online design & print. Digital textile design is something which sparked my interest at university, where I gained skills using Corel Draw, Photopaint, & U4ia; and has now become something which I love to do in my spare time.
In 2009 I was awarded Jersey Textile Showcase's "Award for Design" following on from my MText Degree, with a strong focus on hand drawing, art working & design development for both self designated and externally set briefs. My major project innovation was micro-encapsulated sustainable travel wear. I design for target markets by matching key trends & colour palettes to market level and client needs, whilst maintaining creativity; and love to generate new ideas and concepts in response to briefs and trend predictions.
In 2008 I won Societe Jersiaise Photographic Competition's "Architecture Award" and gained a commendation in the Natural History section, following on from an AS Level Photography evening course. This enabled me to begin work as a freelance photographer for Snapper and Gallery Magazine. In addition to private commissions, photography will always be one of my creative passions, and I enjoy combining it with other processes and incorporating it into my textile & graphic design projects.