Sara Cravens

Sara Cravens - Designer

Everett, WA, USA

Mild mannered Program Coordinator by day, fearless illustrator and designer by night. Creating the extraordinary from the mundane.

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Overview

I am a long-time illustrator and designer with experience working on brochure, theatrical program, book layout, and program guide design, as well as children's book illustration. I design and illustrate based on Art Nouveau aesthetics, and enjoy everything from the macabre to the whimsical.

I'm a hard worker and thrive on new projects and the opportunity to both improve and learn new skills.

"She was excellent! Sara is very talented and was able to get our not so clear vision and put it to paper, creating a wonderful design. She was very patient and willing to make different adjustment. We highly recommend her. "
-Jeannin Jeremiah
Grants Manager
Kamehameha Schools

"Sara asked a lot of questions, which let me know that she really cared about my project and that she wanted to fully understand my expectations of the deliverable. She was very nice and easy to work with. She complied with our agreed upon timeline and the product she delivered was creative and beautiful!"
-Shana Bagley
Marketing Director
True Colors Theatre Company

For more examples of my work visit Foxglove Cove.
Fiction
Adventure
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Non-Fiction
History

Work experience

Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Self-employed
July, 2019 – August, 2019 (about 1 month)

Client requested illustration and logo design based on staff ohe kapala (hawaiian print making tools made from bamboo). Tasked to incorporate the 5 motifs of their ohe kapala into design for use on PowerPoints, newsletters, and email backgrounds. Deliverables were 4 individual vector illustrations of each ohe kapala, and one logo design using all 5 motifs.

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
May, 2019 – June, 2019 (about 1 month)

Client requested a playbill template for their upcoming 2019/2020 theater season focusing on women storytellers, actors, directors, etc., and based around West African storytellers known as Griots. Color and pattern based on traditional West African fabric themes, as well as True Colors Theatre Company’s website.

Illustrator on children's book "No No Nora" by DM Darroch

Self-employed
October, 2018 – February, 2019 (4 months)

Client was local children’s author D.M Darroch who commissioned 24 illustrations plus book layout design for her story “No, No, Nora” about a mischievous kitten and her various adventures.

Graphic Designer/Program Coordinator

Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation
August, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

UI Design
Accessibility Checklist App

Design the layout and functionality of an application to be used on environmental accessibility site surveys. App design required simple layout and flow to be accessible for both individuals with and without a disability. Contrast, font choice, and ease of flow were highly considered in the design of this layout.

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Program Guide
WA State Behavioral Health Employment Conference

Client requested conference theme and program guide be created based around their “Great Minds @Work” organizational logo.

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Website Navigation Icons
Accessible Design & Innovative Inclusion Center

Client requested icons for ease of navigation and accessibility on their client facing web page.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

No, No, Nora!

D.M. Darroch

Nora is a not-so-big cat who shares her not-so-big house with a woman, a man, and a sharp-eyed boy. She alone knows that the legendary cheese thief Gustave has invaded the house. The harder Nora tries to protect her family, the more they believe her to be naughty and destructive. But when marauding aliens descend upon the not-so-big town, only Nora’s little cat powers can save the day.No, No, ... read more

Nora is a not-so-big cat who shares her not-so-big house with a woman, a man, and a sharp-eyed boy. She alone knows that the legendary cheese thief Gustave has invaded the house. The harder Nora tries to protect her family, the more they believe her to be naughty and destructive. But when marauding aliens descend upon the not-so-big town, only Nora’s little cat powers can save the day.No, No, ... read more

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