sara e. cormier / print design, brand identity, advertising
Sara graduated cum laude from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). At the age of twenty, she realized there was more to explore in New York City than on the West Side of Cincinnati and found herself designing for Christie’s Auction house in Manhattan. She then left her heart in NYC and moved to San Francisco where she was honored to work for award-winning design firm, Turner Duckworth. It was there that she created the logo for SETI, which was featured in the prestigious D&AD annual. Sara ultimately ended up in Cincinnati and currently works full-time as the Advertising Design Manager for the best magazine in Ohio… Cincinnati Magazine. Sara has worked for clients such as Procter & Gamble, DHL, The BMW Store, 3Com, Hyde Park Square and Mercedes-Benz.
Sara lives with her husband Spencer, baby Carmen, and Alf look-alike terrier, Sir Harry Wendell. She is quick to include “sarcasm” as an interest along with finding new music, making clever greeting cards, photography, baking up a storm and watching Cops (yeah, it's true).
sarah b. miller / interactive design
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) with a B.S. in Design, Sarah made the big move to New York City where she was hired on as a Junior Designer at IconNicholson. Quickly moving up the ranks to become an Art Director, Sarah became a regular fixture at meetings with high profile clients such as Nestle Waters North America, MasterCard, FujiFilm, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. A few years later, Sarah returned back to Cincinnati where she joined the emerging interactive branch of Barefoot Advertising (now Barefoot Proximity). Here, she got a taste for the local market and completed projects for Dawn, Know Theatre, Scripps and J. Peterman. Sarah also stays connected to her alma mater. As an adjunct professor, she taught several interactive design classes for Digital Design majors at DAAP. Although no longer teaching, she regularly participates in student critiques.
Her work on the Poland Spring and Pechanga websites earned her the Standard of Excellence from the Web Marketing Association. She also received Addy Local and Regional Silver Awards for the Know Theatre website design and a 3rd place finish in the 2007 AdPack Tissue Pack Design Contest.
Currently, Sarah is working full-time as a freelance designer, doing work for both Miller Cormier and several local agencies. When she's not staring at a computer screen, you might find Sarah wandering in the wilderness with her boyfriend, Joe, working on her fitness, refining her grandma-esque crafting skills or daydreaming about children's books she'd like to design. She's up for most anything, except eating ice cream.