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Sarah received her B.A. from The University of Iowa in 1999 in Graphic Design and Journalism. After completing her degree she went to Austin, Texas to work as a graphic designer in the corporate design group for National Instruments. In 2001 Sarah began graduate studies, receiving her M.A. in 2003 and M.F.A. in 2005 also from the University of Iowa in Graphic Design. Sarah also received a Graduate Certificate from The University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2006 with a concentration in Letterpress and Artists Books. She is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Sarah’s work has been featured in several publications, most recently 1,000 More Greetings: Creative Correspondence for All Occasions (1000 Series), R…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 15
  • Joined October 20, 2009

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ink, any kind of paper, patterns to do pressure printing, woodtype, metal type and polymer plates

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About

For more info please visit: thepermanentcollection.net

Biographical Information::
Sarah received her B.A. from The University of Iowa in 1999 in Graphic Design and Journalism. After completing her degree she went to Austin, Texas to work as a graphic designer in the corporate design group for National Instruments. In 2001 Sarah began graduate studies, receiving her M.A. in 2003 and M.F.A. in 2005 also from the University of Iowa in Graphic Design. Sarah also received a Graduate Certificate from The University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2006 with a concentration in Letterpress and Artists Books. She is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Sarah’s work has been featured in several publications, most recently 1,000 More Greetings: Creative Correspondence for All Occasions (1000 Series), Rockport Publications and exhibitions in galleries in Portland, Minneapolis, New Haven and internationally. Her artist books are part of several University Libraries, such as Yale, Wesleyan, UC at Santa Barbara Davidson and The University of California Irvine Library. She has presented her letterpress research both nationally and internationally most notable at ATYPI's (Association Typographique Internationale) annual conference in Brighton, England entitled, “Typographic Form and the Permanence of Letterpress Type.” She continues to print with her husband Andy, two young daughters (Charlotte + Gemma) and cat Lucy (with some family members contributing more than others).

Influences: futurism, dada, dutch design, Louise Fili, MOMA, St. Brides Printing Library, the changing seasons, travel, patterns, typography (almost any), Emily Dickinson, UICB, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Hatch Show Print, Bruce Rogers, too many things to list…

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