SARAH PITTENGER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I love graphic design, letterpress printing, printmaking, paper, drawing and all things well designed. I have a strong understanding of graphic design fundamentals: typography, proportion, scale, color and composition. I enjoy working with both old and new technology and strive to create elegant, fun designs where all elements are in harmony and the message is communicated effectively.

I have over a decade of experience as both an in-house and contract Graphic Designer. I have worked for a variety of clients in higher education; Boston College, Boston University, the University of Colorado and the College of Coastal Georgia,
as well as small businesses and non-profits; Dot & Army, Coastal WildScapes and Comma Workshop.

I have a high-level of experience with brand development and project management. Over the course of the last eight years
I have worked for the David Allen Company as a Graphic Designer. David Allen created Getting Things Done®, the
work-life management system that helps bring order to chaos. He has written multiple best-selling books and is considered the a leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity. In my role with the company I've benefited from top-notch project management training; these skills are an asset I can bring to all projects.

Why the name Sarah Hearts Design? Because I love all forms of design! I'm inspired by all types of creativity; especially design, art, music, fashion, love, nature...all the good things in life. My business name is also an homage to one of my favorite designers, Milton Glaser, who created the iconic I ♥ NY logo. I grew up in New York and this logo is ingrained into my design soul. The winding path of life has brought me from the Empire State to the Empire State of the South where I've set up shop in my historic home.

I'm passionate about leading an artistic lifestyle and finding fulfillment in being creative. I'm committed to creating beautiful, fun, elegant designs. I'm open to working on a variety of projects and am available for freelance design and production projects, contact me through the Connect page.

Creative Design
Production Work
Brand Development
Project Management
Visual Storytelling



Advertisements
Annual reports
Banners
Book design
Brand Guides/Visual IDs
Brochures
Invitations
Illustrations
Infographics
Logo development
Maps
Photography
Postcards
Posters
PowerPoint presentations
Programs
Rack cards
Social media pages
Stewardship reports
Wire frames

Capabilities

InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Acrobat
Word
PowerPoint
Excel

Technical Skills

Primary Tools

Experienced With

Basecamp
Blogger
Blurb
Dropbox
Facebook
html basics
Instagram
Lotus Notes
MailChimp
Mavenlink
Prezi
Twitter
WordPress

David Allen Company
Coastal WildScapes
Dot & Army
College of Coastal Georgia
University of Colorado
Legendary Properties
Snow Jewel Design
Comma Workshop
Daisies & Pearls
BookShark
The Envelope Please
Boston University
MA Software Council
Boston College High School
Boston College
Town of Brookline, Mass.

Clients + Work Experience

Education

10+ years design, project management and branding experience in a variety of industries. Entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic that has established and sustained long-term, friendly working relationships.

MFA Graphic Design  |  May 2009
Boston University
College of Fine Arts

BA International Relations  | May 2002
Boston University
College of Arts and Science

project Examples

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