About Sarah

Firstly, I am ‘old school’ so I want to meet you, listen to you and learn all about you and your business – so I can fully understand your goals and develop a relationship based on honesty and trust. Secondly, I am dedicated to getting the best design solutions by working hard for you, your business and your brand. If you choose to work with me and can accept my rather loud laugh, we can build on our relationship because over time your business will grow and your needs will change.

I have been a graphic designer all of my working life because I am obsessed with design, typography, visual communication and spreading good design as far as I can. Training and developing others is also an important driver for me specialising in graphic design, digital design and software for nearly 20 years across various educational institutions and businesses. I find training both challenging and rewarding because I want to ensure everyone leaves feeling more confident in their new found knowledge and skills – as a person’s success is the greatest reward for me.

Alongside teaching, training and running my own business, I seek every opportunity to continue to develop as a creative. I acheived Disctinction in my Master’s Degree in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts Univesity, which enabled me to explore design through data story telling. I worked with healthcare professionals, practitioners and medical researchers to create public engagement installations and exhibitions raising awareness of their work, which is something I will continue to pursue.

Take a look at some of my work and case studies – starting with this huge window graphic for University of Leeds I designed last year!

Sarah Bates - Graphic Design