Creative Leader & Multi-disciplinary Designer

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Practical Experience

  • Lead, manage, and develop a team, including in-house staff, designers, copywriters, programmers, and freelancers
  • Direct print and interactive projects, photo and video shoots, and both traditional and digital campaigns
    Implement interactive and user experience best practices
    Brand design, direction, management, and quality control
  • Lead major initiatives for brand development, promotional planning, and community engagement
  • Approve proofs and oversee press checks
  • Hire designers, freelancers, and agencies; train team members; recognize talent and maximize potential
  • Develop relationships with internal and external teams. Team building, professional development, and morale
  • Establish work processes and standards to enhance efficiency
  • Ensure consistency in corporate branding; create and distribute brand guidelines and style handbooks
  • Establish project guidelines, define scope, organize information, research competition, and recommend strategies. Manage work requests and delegate projects
  • Develop new business and improve client relations
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication, as well as oral presentations to small and large audiences that include managers, external representatives, prospective clients, and peers

Publication Features

"Market Smart: The Best in Age and Lifestyle Specific Design"


"The New Big Book of Layouts"

"The Big Book of Green Design"

With over 12 years of experience as a creative in both corporate and agency environments, and as a successful business owner, Sarah has an eclectic background.

Career highlights include: Creative leadership and team development; brand design, direction, and management; Vendor, client, and freelancer relationship development; Interactive & User Experience best practices; Project management; and Multidisciplinary Design & Direction.

Valued by clients and colleagues for being highly motivational and motivated; attentive to detail; committed to excellence; determined; knowledgeable and generous; budget-conscious; and passionate.

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Director of Digital Strategy
2013-Present | Love & Company
Build department, establish company as a leader in the senior marketing digital field

Creative Services Manager
2010-2013 | Music & Arts
Lead a team of designers, videographers, freelancers, and agencies. "Brand Expert"

Creative Director / Partner
2011-2013 | Darling & Dapper
Responsive and user-friendly web site design. Branding.

Creative Director / Owner
2005-2011 | Camp Creative Group
Lead a team of freelancers. Graphic design, web design, and branding.

Art Director
2007-2012 | Contract, Various Locations

Web Designer
2005 | Global Data Consultants

2001-2005 | Self Employed


4 Silver Addy Awards for Creative Direction
Music & Arts Rentals Promotional Video
Music & Arts Lessons Promotional Video
Music & Arts Promotional Videos
Music & Arts Gift Card Holder

Featured Online
Smashing Magazine
CSS Creme 3 "Site of the Year" nominees
Interviewed on "Behind the Avatar"
Interview podcast "A Beginner's Guide to Freelancing"

Key Skills


Lead, Manage, Develop Team / In-house & External Agency Relationship Development / Develop Work Processes / Project Management / Critical Problem Solving / Time Management / Business Development / Social Media / Contracts & Proposals / Accounting & Invoicing

Graphic Design

Color Theory / Typography / Layout / Information Organization & Hierarchy / Image Editing & Retouching / Press Checks / Conventional & Digital Illustration / Mood Boards

Creative Direction

Conceptualization / Creation / Direct Print & Interactive Projects / Directing Photo & Video Shoots / Define & Ensure Consistency / Brand Development / Brand Management / Quality Control & Consistency

UI & Web Design

Wireframes & Moodboards / User Experience (UX), Lean UX, Agile / Prototyping / Responsive & Scalable Design / Information Architecture / Mobile Experience / Navigational Organization / Group UI Testing & Reporting / eCommerce / Email Marketing / Social Media Design