© 2017 by Sara Saffery

WORK HISTORY

2012 - Present

OMNI OHANA STUDIOS

Founder/Art Director / 2012 - Present

Creation of enhanced branding aesthetic/messaging. Logo and brand identity, social media content (animated gifs, animations, video sequences), web and print materials, t-shirt graphics. Clients include The LEGO® Group, Pratt & Whitney, Team Link Schools.

THE LEGO® GROUP

Graphic Designer / 2015 - 2017

Associate Art Director / 2012 - 2015

Global marketing campaign development and establishing visual brand direction for LEGO® Star Wars™, resulting in highest performing LEGO® playtheme. Primarily focused on concept and key visuals, packaging design, logos, print ads, social media and digital content, and marketing presentations.

2009 - 2012

EXPERIENCE

  • Art Direction & Branding

  • Packaging Design

  • Textile/Apparel Design

  • Concept Art

  • Web Design & Development

  • Motion Graphics & Animation

  • Illustration

  • 3D Rendering

  • Presentations

  • Image Editing & Retouching

  • Product Photography

  • Video Editing

  • Project & Team Management

SKILLS

  • Developing design solutions that communicate to the right audience.

  • Managing multiple projects with tight deadlines - independently or collaboratively. 

  • Presenting to clients.

  • Listening to feedback and finding creative solutions that align with customer goals.

  • Positive and easy-going yet realistic and goal-driven.

  • Identifying areas to improve productivity and communication.

TECHNICAL

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

  • After Effects

  • Muse

  • Lightroom

  • Autodesk Maya

  • FinalCut Pro

  • Wordpress

  • Square Space

  • Wix

  • Working knowledge

        of HTML & CSS

  • Microsoft Office

  • Mac/PC Platforms

EDUCATION

2001 - 2005

University of So. California

LOS ANGELES, CA

August 2001 – 2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graphic Design & Illustration

MARSHALL COLOR STUDIOS

Creative Director / 2012 - 2010

Production Assistant / 2009 - 2010

Elevated the company from a color separations business to a respected design studio, delivering on-trend graphics for t-shirts, apparel, and textiles for major brands and franchises. Creative direction and account management of all design projects. Adept at color-separating graphics for screen printing. 

2005 - 2008

BCBG MAX AZRIA

Textile Designer / 2007 - 2008

Graphic Design Associate / 2006 - 2007

Textile Design Assistant / 2005 - 2006

Lead designer in creating color-separated repeating patterns for apparel. Packaging and graphic development for trim and accessories. Presentation decks for merchandisers and buyers. Spearheaded new system for scheduling, archiving, and department management resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.