Artist/ Sara Michaels

Worth, USA

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Sara Michaels


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Zink Magazine


New York, NY

Layout design for couture New York fashion magazine. Created graphics and manipulated photos for editorial pieces. Exported PDFs of magazine layout for final print.


Affy Tapple

Design and managing of marketing emails and website homepages using basic HTML and slices in Photoshop CS6. Photo retouching of catalog product images and layout of catalogs. Design of packaging materials for product to be featured on QVC and in retail stores.


Idiot Ego Magazine

Layout design, illustrator and editor for non-profit music magazine. Photography, illustration and title typography. Promotional materials and advertisements. Had to come up with creative solutions with extremely low budgets and minimal staff.


MJM Books

Published two books with personalized (eye, hair and skin color) characters using Adobe Photoshop. Created Photoshop documents for proposed interactive sales program.


3D designs and illustrations for ornaments, snow globes, toys and home decór. Layout, design and illustration of paper goods such as invitations, stationary sets and save-the-dates. Proposed and designed top-selling personalized coloring books. Web advertisements, blog and homepage design, and email blasts.

Enterprise - Start-up business

09/01/2010 - Present

SEM Illustrations Etsy Store



I run and market my own illustrations through my Etsy shop at 


Graphic Design

My professional experience in graphic design reaches in many directions. I have worked as an editorial designer for indie music magazine Idiot Ego and couture fashion magazine Zink. I work extensively with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and I have expert skills in page layout, marketing emails and photo retouching. I have also designed three-dimensional products such as Christmas stockings, ornaments, keychains and photo frames.



Using both traditional and digital methods, my illustration style can go from whimsical to pop to experimental. My passion is illustration associated with film, so much of personal work reflects that. I have a BFA in Illustration from Columbia College in Chicago and have illustrated two published children's books.

Education / Qualifications

Columbia College


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration


Chicago, IL

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Part-Time, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience