Hello! My name is Sara Halter and I am a graphic designer and illustrator based in Buffalo, NY. I am currently in my senior year at Buffalo State College, earning my BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Literary Studies. In my design work, I like to incorporate a bit of magic into reality, often feeling inspired by books, films, and childhood sketchbooks.

When I am not behind my laptop or sketchbook, I enjoy going to parks, reading, and learning new creative skills such as sewing and needle felting.

To keep up with more of my personal work, feel free to follow @octoberrosedesigns on Instagram.


SUNY Buffalo State College

BFA Communication Design (Anticipated Graduation Spring 2021)


Dean’s List, 2018 — present


AAF Student Member, September 2018 — present


  • “Into the Mystic”, solo exhibition, Fall 2020
  • “The World As We Know It”, Spring 2020
  • Visual Arts Board 2D Student Show, Fall 2019
  • Art & Design Student Exhibition, Spring 2019
  • Art & Design Student Exhibition, Spring 2018


Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop





Adobe After Effects (basic)

Adobe Premiere (basic)

Blender (basic)

HTML/CSS (basic)