Letterpress Printer and Graphic Designer based in Brunswick, GA. Creating witty, fun designs.

EVERYTHING MADE WITH HEART

A sampling of  design work and capabilities.

University of Colorado

Graphic Designer

Collaborated on a wide variety of projects simultaneously under tight deadlines with partners across four campuses in Boulder, Aurora (Anschutz Campus), Denver and Colorado Springs.

Designed identities within the University of Colorado brand. Expertise with branding on the four campuses and how they aligned with advancement marketing collateral. Member of select group for University brand committee.

Materials I produced reached all alumni and donors to the University.

SKILLS USED:  creative thinking, design, technical execution of projects, communication, listening, teaching

TOOLS USED: Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge; Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

MATERIALS PRODUCED: print pieces such as brochures, invitations, ads, stewardship books and direct mail pieces. Designed PowerPoint presentations, organized and managed photo and brand assets. Created the identity for the fund for CU, a new umbrella organization for annual giving for the entire University of Colorado system along with sub-identities for the Senior Giving, Young Alumni and Leadership Giving programs.

2011, May 2014–July 2015

Legendary Properties

Design Director

Created résumé highlighting accomplishments, newspaper and magazine ads, property brochures and direct mail pieces.

Oversaw photo shoots, chose photographs, edited for publications, created stand-alone websites for properties. Worked with developer to design new Wordpress website, created fresh content and news items for the site.

With only a staff of three, Legendary Property led Coldwell Banker agents in Colorado for highest sales volume in 2013.

March 2013–April 2014

"Very smart, talented in all areas of advertising.  Good with Social media too. A self starter, everything she turns out is better than expected with knowledge of all facets of advertising.  Shows up on time.  Very hard worker. Very honest.
A dream employee."
-Scott Franklund

Snow Jewel Design

Production Artist

Translated a variety of architectural plans, from blueprints to sketches on paper, to a common design for display on Quintess.com and timeandplace.com.

Work  done in Illustrator and a high level of detail, critical thinking and organized file management went into creating the renderings.

Chose photography for slideshows and batch processed photos to conform to set size and resolution with Photoshop.

MATERIALS PRODUCED: architectural renderings, web ready photos

January 2013–December 2014

Comma Workshop

Design Consultant

Collaborated with designer and owner Kerry Larkin to style and photograph several events.

Used skills to design merchandise displays and photograph events to showcase quilt designs to potential clients and press like the New York Times, Design Sponge and Kickstarter.

2013–2014

Logo

Graphic Designer

Developed logo for Jen Alberti's acupuncture business. The inspiration came from the meaning and symbolism the lotus holds, along with the idea of scared geometry and the golden ratio which tie back to the idea of purity; a symbol of the lotus.

"Sarah created my logo and business cards and came up with a GORGEOUS DESIGN and professional looking cards; exactly what I was looking for!"
-Jen Albert

Logo design for Jen Alberti's acupunture business designed by Sarah Pittenger.
Logo design and business cards for Jen Alberti's acupunture business designed by Sarah Pittenger.
Logo design and business cards for Jen Alberti's acupunture business designed by Sarah Pittenger.

Buenaventura Art Association
Just Photos! juried exhibition

January 8–April 1, 2012

Five entries chosen highlighted the exuberance that abounds in springtime.

INSPIRATION: A drop of water shall be returned with a burst of spring
-Chinese Proverb

Boston University 
College of Fine ARts
Thesis Exhibition

January 12–May 2009

The exhibition focused on the interpretation of images, the accentuating shapes they create and the relationships between these shapes.

 

 

 

 

There's More!

I have many more design pieces and stories to share. Here are just a few more snapshots of my work and what makes me tick.

"Sarah took our academic annual reports and made them SHINE!  I've had the pleasure of working with Sarah on various projects, including our annual reports, and have always been satisfied with her outstanding design sense and the quality of the finished product."
-Elizabeth Flagg, Boston University

 

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