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Jacket and Interior Design
Poet and writer Mary Quade had very specific ideas about the image she wanted on the cover of her book. The poems inside grapple with our connection and lack of connection to nature, so it was important for Sarah to capture that symbolism on the cover, illustrated through the transparent but distressed white bar, the simplicity, but uniqueness of the font, and the rich textures, subtly overlayed on the photograph in order to highlight the dead mole.
A novel in three parts, The Prince of Mars is the story of death row inmates sent to Mars to build mankind's first colony. While fiction, it has firm roots in the political theories of Machiavelli, and it was that blending of history, adventure, and tragedy that the author wanted for the cover. The cover photograph used is an actual Martian landscape, taken by the Exploration Rover Spirit, from the Public Domain. Sarah then employed the use of gritty textures, light filters, a heavy-weight and imposing but no frills font, and composited a figure heading off alone into the horizon, a foreshadowing of the third act in the book.
Readiness for Reading, Writing, and Spelling is currently in process with an anticipated publication date of April 2017. Since this is a second edition teaching manual, Sarah wanted the design in this project to bear some resemblance to the first book, which she also designed. Color is of extreme importance here, as the teaching approach takes each learning channel--visual, auditory, and kinesthetic--and works with each one independently throughout the majority of the book. Ease of use is also essential, and so the design is simple and clean.
Logo, Stationery, Social Media
Sarah worked with Golden Retrievers In Need (GRIN), a Northeast Ohio Golden Retriever rescue service
to update their logo, stationery, and social media and website banners.
Logo, Poster, and Postcard
In 2014, Hiram College's Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature created a nonfiction contest for
ninth and tenth grade students. They asked Sarah to create the logo and design the collateral material for the contest.
In 2012, Hiram College's Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature launched its first newsletter. Sarah was tasked with creating a design that complemented the College's overall style and branding, while still providing a unique appeal for this new digital magazine.
Below are a few of the interior spreads from amaranth.
Event Guides, Posters, and Newspaper Ads
Posters, Postcards, Digital Ads, Inserts, Media Banners, and Brochures