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ABOUT

Designer  |  Creator  |  Art Director  |  Writer  |  Consultant  |  Photographer  |  Maker  |  Traveler

Hello, I’m a senior freelance graphic designer with a background in print, digital, web, social media, art direction, photography, copywriting, and much more!

 

I studied at The University of Southern Mississippi where I received a bachelor's degree in graphic communication and art. I briefly worked for USM's University Communications as a graphic designer. In that role, I gained experience in client interaction, time management, and endless opportunities to refine my own style and design knowledge in an agency atmosphere. Upon leaving that position I moved to the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee and began freelancing full-time.

 

I’ve worked with clients and firms both nationally and internationally in various industries including real estate, automotive, industrial, medical, health, beauty, fitness, food, and travel.

 

I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of design and taking a client’s vision from idea to reality. I’m incredibly dependable and I work well independently or on a team. I’m also punctual, deadline driven, and I don’t shy away from asking questions and sharing my ideas.

Although I studied graphic design, I'm more than just a graphic designer. During my freelance career I've become a Jack of all trades, and somehow, I've managed to master most of them. The road wasn't easy, but the experience has made me into the person and designer I am today. 

 

From assembling images to crafting words–creating is where I feel home. 

Thank you!

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EDUCATION: 

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Bachelor's of Interdisciplinary Studies in Graphic Communication and Art

10+

YEARS

EXPERIENCE

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  • Worked on app advertisements for Applovin’ where I made a lot of complex gif ads.
     

  • Art directed and carried all design aspects of Honey & Chrome including print, digital, web, label design, copywriting, social media, etc.
     

  • Created the labels for two new products for Honey & Chrome and a friend's skincare line.
     

  • Designed skis for Salomon Sporting Equipment.
     

  • Created original fabric designs for Virgin Casino and Hotels in Las Vegas through Bell Uniform Design.
     

  • Branded and maintain branding for Blue Ridge Health in Asheville, NC.
     

  • Worked with Oakwood Worldwide on promotional pieces and internal pieces.
     

  • Rebranded the City of New Orleans’ 911 and 311 departments.
     

  • Worked with One Systems outdoor speakers creating their yearly catalogs, advertisements, and trade show items.
     

  • Worked on two CD package designs for CA based musician, Lucas Lee.
     

  • Created original totebag designs for Farmers Market Totes.

HOBBIES:

Photography

Writing

Researching

Hiking

Traveling

Collecting Vintage Cameras

Making Natural Crystal Jewelry

DIY Projects

NOTABLE WORK

I’ve worked with a lot of graphic designers in my career, but Sarah McMahon is the best. She produces amazing work and is incredibly

easy to work with!  

Lee Homan

Chief Operating Officer

Lake Superior Community

Health Center

I’ve worked with Sarah on projects for our organization for over 5 years and continually am amazed at the quality and creative products she has produced for us. From re-branding to minor updates to projects she is open and easy to work with. I can send her a rough idea or a description and she has the uncanny ability to read my mind and produce exactly what I want. Her attention to detail and customer service are exceptional.​

Kathryn McConnell

Director of Philanthropy

Blue Ridge Health

I’ve had the pleasure of utilizing Sarah’s graphic design services for more than a decade in a variety of industries, and she has never failed to the meet and exceed my needs and those of my clients. From logos to websites to social to collateral, and anything in between, Sarah is my go-to designer, and will be for years to come.

Marcus W. Creel

Director, Communications & Government Affairs

NOLA 9-1-1/3-1-1

Sarah is a talented designer who can take direction or run with a concept and deliver on schedule. I look forward to working with Sarah whenever I get a chance, she’s world-class without the big office and crazy fees. 

Tommy Bell

Owner

Honey & Chrome