Hello! My name is Sara. I’m a graphic designer and illustrator from Buffalo, NY. I earned my BFA in Graphic Design at Buffalo State College, and minored 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 crocheting.

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

Awards

Gold Addy, AAF Buffalo American Advertising Awards, 2021

Dr. Margaret E. Bacon Best of Studio Award for Graphic Design, 2021

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