Hi there, my name is Sarah. I am a graphic designer and editor, specialised in books. After studying Literature & Linguistics at university, I moved to London in 2011 to attend a one-year course in graphic design. Design internships at Studio8 (now Zoë Bather, Matt Willey and Design by ST) and Spin/Unit Editions followed immediately after. I stayed at Unit Editions as editorial coordinator and designer for two years until I made the leap to self-employment in 2014. Later that year I moved back to my hometown Antwerp. 

My work is clean, functional and content-driven. I love projects that I can approach holistically by providing overarching guidance from the conceptual and research phase, over content curation and editing, to design and production. Sustainability is very important to me, both professionally and personally.

‘The content makes the design – we don’t impose a design on the content, the content tells us what it wants to look like.’ – Astrid Stavro

From October 2018 to October 2019, my partner Mathieu and I each created a weekly film poster with the following restrictions: we could spend only one hour on concept and execution, use only type and/or illustration and no more than three colours. This year we’re giving a new spin to the concept. Check out Double Bill Posters on Instagram or Tumblr

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LL Rosewood
Lange Leemstraat 22
B-2000 Antwerp


Alliance Graphique Internationale
Archaeology of the Final Decade
Borgerhoff & Lamberigts
David Zwirner Books
Els Biesemans
Laurence King Publishing
nai010 Publishers
Susanna Heron
Van Halewyck


Double Bill Posters
in Inspo Finds Collection II
on Creative Boom
on Abduzeedo

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
in A Book on Books by Viction:ary
on It’s Nice That
on Designer Daily

Abstract Vaudeville
on Women of Graphic Design
on Grafik

Manuals 1  
on designboom

Designer’s Quest(ionnaire)
on Design Feast

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

Alumni Profile
London College of Communication


British Book Design & Production Awards 2018
— 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


May 2014—current
Studio Sarah Schrauwen

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

Jan—Mar 2012
Studio8 Design
Design intern

Oct—Dec 2011
Research assistant
University of Antwerp

Chief designer and managing editor
Student magazine dwars (University of Antwerp)


Expert Class Book Design
Plantin Institute for Typography

Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication
London College of Communication

Master in Computational Psycholinguistics
University of Antwerp

Bachelor in Literature and Linguistics
University of Antwerp

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