Hi there, my name is Sarah Schrauwen. I am a book designer and editor based in Antwerp, Belgium. I work collaboratively – and often remotely – with publishers, design studios, writers and various other clients.

I believe it’s crucial for designers to be interested in content. Language is a big part of what we do: structuring words and images on a page in order for them to work together. As a trained designer and editor I combine the two and more: for me, structuring the content and curating images is as important (and fun) as creating layouts and setting type. Graphic designer Astrid Stavro worded this very poignantly: ‘The content makes the design – we don’t impose a design on the content, the content tells us what it wants to look like.’ I find the whole process of making a book – from concepts and research to design, production and marketing – really fascinating and I love to be involved with all of those aspects. I’m a stickler for details, both stylistically and linguistically.

I always aim to approach projects holistically by providing overarching guidance from the conceptual and research phase, over curation and editing, to design and production. I have a clean and pragmatic sense of aesthetics, and try to adhere to a few principles, such as ‘less is more’ and ‘form follows function’.



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WORK ADDRESS

Bel-Aire — 4th floor
Belpairestraat 20 
2600 Antwerp
Belgium


MAILING ADDRESS

Elisabethlaan 102/1
2600 Antwerp
Belgium


SELECTED CLIENTS

Alliance Graphique Internationale
David Zwirner Books
GraphicDesign&
Houtekiet
Laurence King Publishing
Luster
Ridinghouse


FEATURES & PRESS

Abstract Vaudeville
Women of Graphic Design

Show Stopper article
Grafik

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)
Design Feast

Manuals 1 interview
designboom

Nike’s Journey to Greatness
It’s Nice That
and It’s Nice That 

Alumni Profile
London College of Communication


AWARDS

British Book Design & Production Awards 2018 SHORTLIST
— Exhibition Catalogues
— Art / Architecture Monographs
for Anni Albers: Notebook 1970—1980

AIGA / Design Observer
50 Best Covers of 2017 Winner
for Anni Albers: Notebook 1970—1980

AIGA / Design Observer
50 Best Books & Covers of 2017 Winner
for Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

AIGA / Design Observer
50 Best Books of 2016 Winner
for Looking Good

Creative Belgium
Designer of the month
January 2016

AIGA / Design Observer
50 Best Covers of 2015 Winner
for Graphic Designers Surveyed


EXPERIENCE

Oct 2014—current
Studio Sarah Schrauwen

Apr 2012—Apr 2014
Unit Editions
Editorial coordinator, editor and designer

Apr—Jun 2012
Unit Editions / Spin
Design and editorial intern

Jan—Mar 2012
Studio8 Design
Design intern


EDUCATION

2014—15
Expert Class Book Design
Plantin Institute for Typography

2011
Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication
London College of Communication

2009—10
Master in Computational Psycholinguistics
University of Antwerp

2006—9
Bachelor in Literature and Linguistics
University of Antwerp


EXTRACURRICULAR

2018
Drawing class 
Tekenfabriek


© 2011–2018
Studio Sarah Schrauwen
Book design & editing