It’s time to meet another one of PurpleTrail’s fabulous designers. This week we get to know Sarah. Read on to find out a little more about Sarah and what inspires her work at PurpleTrail.
Background: I’m originally from Alabama and moved here in my teens. I graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle this past May with a BFA from the Design department. While attending Cornish, I worked for the Theater Department for a year and half creating posters for various productions. During my Senior year I also worked with Choral Arts to create their 2010-2011 season collateral. PurpleTrail is my first job since graduation.
Design style(s) you love: I really enjoy the work of the husband and wife team behind “Eight Hour Day” because their design aesthetic incorporates a certain sweetness, nostalgic touches and complex details that all come together in their final product. Jessica Hische is also someone I look up to for her design aesthetic and incredible lettering abilities. She seems to have a wonderful business sense as well, which is inspiring to me as a recent graduate.
What inspires you? Handmade things and fine craftsmanship always inspire me because you can really tell someone loves and enjoys what they do. It’s hard for that kind of positive energy not to rub off on you and fuel your creativity.
Interests outside of graphic design: I enjoy learning about all things food related. There are many websites and blogs I follow regularly for both their recipe ideas and beautiful photography like pioneerwoman.com and katheats.com. I like spending time in the outdoors and exercising as this gives me time to relax and gather my thoughts. Because I commute by bus, I also have a lot of time to read a variety of interesting books.
3. Random facts about you: One day I hope to travel to Italy, Greece and France. I’m a reality show junkie and love Jane Austen movies.
I enjoy all things handmade so the layered affect I was able to achieve for this baby shower invitations makes it one of my favorites. It’s another example of how you can combine a variety of embellishments to express your personal style.