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Sarah Blakely

Sarah Blakely - Designer

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

I am passionate about book design, and love books regardless of genre. The best aspect of book design is discovering stories visually.

Overview

Independent graphic designer with a goal to provide great design for great ideas. I am a passionate reader and artist, which makes book design the most exciting project I can be a part of. Non-fiction, poetry and adult fiction are my favorite genres to design. Discovering a story and finding a way to express it visually that pulls a potential reader in is a struggle I absolutely love grappling with. I am a published designer, and have had experience working with publishers and independent authors around the world. I have designed covers for books about science experiments, typography, evil sorcerers, and self help. Je parle français si vous voulez. Jag kan talar svenska.

I find that every story is deserving of a stunning cover, no matter the subject, and hopefully, I can help you with yours

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Design Engineering & Materials Science History Photography Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Poetry Science Fiction Short Story Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Adobe Photoshop-Elance
  • Adobe InDesign-Elance
  • Adobe Illustrator-Elance
  • English- Native- Elance
  • Français-Fluent-Elance
  • Svenska-Conversational-Elance
  • Reading Comprehension-University and up-Elance

Work experience

Book Designer

Deseret Book
September, 2014 – December, 2014 (3 months)

This was an internship where I was fortunate enough to have work published, and gained a lot of industry experience in the publishing world. I designed covers for over a dozen books. I worked on typesetting. I participated in board meetings and client meetings.

Founder and Chief Creative

Self-employed
September, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

After graduating from university, I decided that I wanted to pursue my own path, by opening up my own private design firm. We have been available for work since 2013, but this is the first year I am working full time! I love working on branding, app design, and especially book design.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Effective Scripture Study

Jörg Klebingat

Do you ever wish your scripture study could be more effective? Do you sometimes feel like you’re just going through the motions, reading the scriptures because you’re “supposed to”? Maybe you want to do better, but you just don’t know where to start.In less than an hour, Effective Scripture Study: Key to Personal Revelation can help. In it, Elder Jörg Klebingat of the First Quorum of the Seven... read more

Do you ever wish your scripture study could be more effective? Do you sometimes feel like you’re just going through the motions, reading the scriptures because you’re “supposed to”? Maybe you want to do better, but you just don’t know where to start.In less than an hour, Effective Scripture Study: Key to Personal Revelation can help. In it, Elder Jörg Klebingat of the First Quorum of the Seven... read more

Where Heaven Meets You: A Message for Women

Virginia H. Pearce

The sacred moments we experience can turn locations in our lives into special places where heaven meets earth. In this 2016 Mother's Day booklet, author Virginia Pearce describes how the experiences we have with the Lord and His angels in these ''thin places'' stay with us throughout life. Sister Pearce explains, ''A thin place is . . . where we experience a deep sense of God s presence in our... read more

The sacred moments we experience can turn locations in our lives into special places where heaven meets earth. In this 2016 Mother's Day booklet, author Virginia Pearce describes how the experiences we have with the Lord and His angels in these ''thin places'' stay with us throughout life. Sister Pearce explains, ''A thin place is . . . where we experience a deep sense of God s presence in our... read more

Only the Brave

Lund Gerald

As this standalone sequel to The Undaunted begins, four years have passed since the first Mormon pioneers made the harrowing journey to carve the Hole-in-the-Rock trail to the region of the San Juan River in southeastern Utah. In that time, the settlers have dug in deep to try to establish roots in this untamed and unforgiving desert, but life is still far from easy. Biting winds, devastating ... read more

As this standalone sequel to The Undaunted begins, four years have passed since the first Mormon pioneers made the harrowing journey to carve the Hole-in-the-Rock trail to the region of the San Juan River in southeastern Utah. In that time, the settlers have dug in deep to try to establish roots in this untamed and unforgiving desert, but life is still far from easy. Biting winds, devastating ... read more

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