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 (with Zoë Bather and Matt Willey) and Spin/Unit Editions (with Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy) followed. I stayed at Unit Editions as editorial coordinator and designer for two years until I made the leap into self-employment in 2014. Later in the year I moved back to Antwerp. 

My work is clean, functional and content-driven. (As Astrid Stavro once said in a talk: ‘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 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.

Since October 2018, my partner Mathieu and I each create a weekly film poster with the following restrictions: we can spend only one hour on concept and execution, use only type and/or illustration and no more than three colours. Check out our Double Bill Posters on instagram or tumblr.




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WORK ADDRESS

Bel_aire Co-Working
Belpairestraat 20 
2600 Antwerp
Belgium


MAILING ADDRESS

Elisabethlaan 102/1
2600 Antwerp
Belgium


PAST & PRESENT CLIENTS

Alliance Graphique Internationale
Archaeology of the Final Decade
David Zwirner Books
Els Biesemans
GraphicDesign&
Horizon
Houtekiet
LannooCampus
Laurence King Publishing
Luster
Ridinghouse
Van Halewyck

FEATURES & PRESS

Abstract Vaudeville
Women of Graphic Design

Show Stopper  
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 & NOMINATIONS

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


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WORK EXPERIENCE

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

2008—2010
Chief designer and managing editor
Student magazine dwars (University of Antwerp)


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


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