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 crochet.

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

Education

SUNY Buffalo State College

BFA Communication Design (Anticipated Graduation Spring 2021)

Awards

Gold Addy, AAF Buffalo American Advertising Awards, 2021

Dean’s List, 2018 — present

Affiliations

Visual Arts Board Member, SUNY Buffalo State, August 2019 — present

AAF Student Member, September 2018 — present

Exhibitions

  • 2021 Art & Design Student Exhibition, SUNY Buffalo State
  • 2020 Into the Mystic, solo exhibition, The Roycroft Chapel, East Aurora, NY
  • 2020 The World As We Know It, SUNY Buffalo State
  • 2019 Visual Arts Board 2D Student Show, SUNY Buffalo State
  • 2019 Art & Design Student Exhibition, SUNY Buffalo State
  • 2018 Art & Design Student Exhibition, SUNY Buffalo State

Skills

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Procreate

Illustration

Branding

Packaging

Adobe After Effects (basic)

Adobe Premiere (basic)

Blender (basic)

HTML/CSS (basic)