“Goddamnit, I love this city.” 

Sarah Lawrence is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and strategist working in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia, she returned home to Atlanta to work for Paste Magazine, before eventually going out on her own.

When asked, “What is your inspiration?” many creatives cite the work of visionaries that came before them, their contemporaries, or eras and cultures throughout history. For Sarah, it is these sources but even more so, her muse is her home—the city of Atlanta. And here, she’s become known for her ability to call attention to what makes a place special.

It’s clear in the work she selects and the projects she takes on where her heart is (Atlanta), what her passions are (civic rights, food), and what drives her (a particular intersection of topic and challenge). Sarah’s work is a celebration of collaboration and inclusivity—and often, it’s a two way conversation between herself and everybody that encounters her work.

Selected Press

Skillshare Blog, May 2019

99u, May 2019

Creative Mornings, April 2019

Headline News (HLN) – February 2019

Unladylike Media, September 2018

Fast Company (print edition), Summer 2018

ThreadATL, August 2017

Babes Who Hustle, July 2017

Print Magazine, June 2017

Figure and Ground, May 2017

Racked, December 2016

Quipsologies, April 2016

Creative Loafing ATL, 4.4.2016, 1.12.2016, and 11.25.2016 

Yen Mag (December 2015 print edition)

CommonCreativ Atlanta, 9.9.2015

Bustle, 6.12.2015

Mashable, 5.7.2015

Laughing Squid, 5.5.2015

Design Taxi, 5.1.2015

Gizmodo, 10.14.14

Laughing Squid, 10.14.14

The Atlantic Cities, 5.3.2013

Current Projects

The Buford Highway EatBot

Text EAT to 678-381-1606 to get recommendations for where to eat on Buford Highway

The ATL City Council Bot

Text ATL to 404-476-8418 to figure out who your city council rep is and craft a message to them.

Analog Vending Machine

A weird and fun new way to sell or give away products!

Living Infographic

Dynamic, engaging survey methods based from event participation.

Urbanism Field Kit

Coming soon!

Past/Completed Projects

Drawing Shit Every Day

Draw Your Neighborhood

all one word, lowercase

ACTIVATE

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This is not a newsletter.

Atlanta Trading Co

Public Speaking

Museum of Design Atlanta, May 2019

DesignMadison, February 2018

Museum of Design Atlanta, October 2017

AIGA Charleston, South Carolina, June 2016

AIGA Columbia, South Carolina, March 2016

TEDxUGA, March 2014

Atlanta Studies, July 2013

MSCNE 2014 Seminar, July 2014

 

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In February 2019, I was featured in a segment on Headline News (CNN):

^^ this segment aired nationally every hour throughout Superbowl Weekend.