Hello! My name is Sara Halter and I am a graphic designer and illustrator based in Buffalo, NY. I am currently in my junior year at Buffalo State College, earning my BFA in Graphic Design. I have a particular affinity for packaging, branding, and book design. In my designs, I like to incorporate a bit of magic into reality, often feeling inspired by books, films, and childhood sketchbooks.

When I’m not designing, I like visiting new parks, learning how to sew, eating mochi, and asking my friends and family to take the Sorting Hat quiz.

If you like my work or have any questions, feel free to email me or follow @octoberrosedesigns on Instagram.


Education

SUNY Buffalo State College

BFA Communication Design (Anticipated Graduation Spring 2021)

Awards

Dean’s List, 2018 — present

Affiliations

AAF Student Member, September 2018 — present​

Exhibitions

  • Art & Design Student Exhibition, Spring 2018
  • Art & Design Student Exhibition, Spring 2019
  • Visual Arts Board 2D Student Show, Fall 2019

Skills

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Blender (Basic)

Microsoft Office

Branding

Illustration

Packaging