Designer of the Month Sarah

Hi I’m Sarah and I’m originally from Waukegan, IL, which is just about 45 minutes from the office. I attended Skidmore College in upper state New York. I’m a graphic designer at For Your Party.

How would you describe your design style?

I would say that my design style is pretty minimalist and simple, yet elegant and bold. I am always drawn to creating contrast in my work, sometimes it’s bold font mixed with thinner font or an eye catching graphic complimented with thinner lighter font that you notice after the graphic draws you in. With this cocktail napkin with the Moscow Mule recipe, I tried to balance the bold “Moscow Mule” text with the lighter recipe text but still made it large enough to be readable. I’m drawn more to natural more subdued colors that let the design speak for itself rather then have the color overwhelm you and grab your eye first.

cocktail recipe napkin

Moscow Mule Recipe on Napkin

What are your current favorite font combinations?

My current favorite font combination is Carolyna and Sappho Monogram. I really love the juxtaposition of the delicate script font with the graphic outlined Sappho Monogram. They both are slightly delicate but the Sappho Monogram is just slightly bolder without being too jarring. I think the combination is very playful and fresh.Our Wedding Day Napkins

Birthday Girl Napkins

Birthday Girl Napkins

Describe your perfect Saturday?

My perfect Saturday is spent on the beach enjoying the freezing water of Lake Michigan. I love just lounging on the sand with a book in hand and pretending like I live in a more tropical climate; however, it can get so humid in the summer it almost feels like I do. Nothing makes me happier than just relaxing on the beach and enjoying the warm weather that we get for about a couple of months here in Chicago.

Lake Michigan Chicago Beach

Lake Michigan Chicago Beach

What’s your favorite FYP product?

My favorite FYP product is the Wood Veneer Paper Classic Box Matches. I think that this Wood Veneer Paper is very unique and is a great touch if you are going for a more earthy or natural look. I really love how the paper feels, I think it’s a super interesting product and has great look.

wood matches

Wooden Matches

Where do you get inspiration?

I mostly get inspiration from my amazing artistic friends on Instagram and all the wonderful work they share on there, or from blogs, or from every day life. I have many talented friends from college who also studied studio art and they share their work on their Instagram accounts and I love seeing what they are up to and working on. Sometimes I’ll be browsing on my phone and see them post something and then I feel inspired to stop just sitting around and create something as well! I also love looking at thedieline.com and getting inspiration from the beautiful package design that is being created and seeing what’s trending.
If you were a dog, what breed would you be?
picture of dog breed

If you were a dog, what breed would you be?

If I were a dog, I’d definitely be a Shiba Inu and not just because of those obnoxious doge memes. I’d be a Shiba Inu because they are super smart, stubborn, independent, loyal, and just plain sassy. After owning one, I think they are more similar to a cat then a dog but look like super adorable little foxes. My shiba is a super fierce diva and so am I. The picture is actually photos of my Shiba!

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

What’s your favorite travel destination?

My favorite travel destination is London, England. I spent my first semester of college studying in London and it was such an amazing experience. My dad is from England and we still have family who live close to London, so it was amazing to visit them and be able to connect with them. London is just such a great city, there is always something going on. There are so many markets and fun events as well as all the museums that have free admission! There is no other place like London!

London

Sarah in London

What’s your favorite Chicago restaurant?

My favorite Chicago restaurant is Cozy Noodles! I use to work in a custom t-shirt shop near it and we had an awesome relationship with the owner and all the staff. They have great service; everyone is super nice and loves working there. They serve delicious Thai food and they have awesome decorations. If you ever visit it, check out their bathroom décor!

Cozy Noodle

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