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  • Sarah Whitney

    Volunteer and Freelance Graphic Designer

    Salem, OR

Brand Strategist, Content Creator, and Design Director. Thank you for visiting my profile. Over the last decade I built experience as a graphic artist, photographer, marketer, product developer, art teacher, volunteer educator, community gardener, adventure seeker and story teller. See my photography website at www.stylechilde.com Contact me at SarahWhitney85@gmail.com

Work Samples

  • Nike Golf Inspiration Boards

  • Will Leather Goods 2013 Catalog

  • Infographic Resume Design

Work History

  • Brand Art Director and Photographer - Founder

    • Stylechilde
    • Salem, OR
    • Jan 2014 - Present (3 years 10 months)

    Marketing Graphics: Indesign look books, catalogs, print materials, e-books.
    Web Design: Wordpress, PHP, Themes, Photoshop for Web layout.
    Logo Creation: Vector logo work and typography.
    Photography: Cannon EOS 40D, flash lighting, in studio and manual focus, expert photo editing (specialty in shooting product for websites with consistency in angle/lighting/background).
    Color Theory: storyboards/mood boards, color direction, fashion trends, Pantone swatch books.
    POP: packaging, 3D packaging, store displays and material design. 

    Trade Show: environment design, signage, floor layout design.

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    • In House Graphics
    • Salem, OR
    • Sep 2014 - Mar 2016 (1 year 6 months)

    Branding and logo design.
    Marketing management, content creation along with web design and development.
    Initial concepts to final launch.

  • Arts Youth Development Specialist | Community Garden Coordinator

    • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    • Salem, OR
    • Jun 2014 - Dec 2014 (6 months)

    Part time Art Teacher for challenged and low-income youth grades 1-5. My job as an art teacher is to create a safe place for learning new skills and to inspire and enable them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through the development of a positive self-image and self-reliance.
    I organize projects based around art history as well a global influences and artists from around the world.
    We use such mediums as: painting, drawing and sketching, mixed media, pottery, jewelry making, and more.
    I teach the kids about plants, plant life, gardening, soil amenities, composting and healthy eating through the work I do within the Swegle Boys and Girls Club Community Garden. Its a lot of fun and even when we wear gloves we always love getting our hands dirty.

  • Volunteer Work

    • Beacon of Hope Uganda
    • Mukono, Uganda
    • Sep 2013 - Dec 2013 (3 months)

    Working abroad to help with various community development projects including Ending Child Labor, HIV/AIDS Women’s Leadership Product Design and Photography, and part-time Volunteer Art Director and Youth Leader.
    While here I am also assisting with marketing graphics for web and print as well as T-shirt screen-print designs for non-profit events.

  • Senior Designer, Senior Photographer, Website Manager

    • Spirit Leatherworks
    • Eugene, OR
    • Feb 2010 - Aug 2013 (3 years 6 months)

    Ask me about my work I did for Will Leather Goods®, Nike Golf®
    Graphic Designer, Photographer, Stylist and Web Developer for Leather Goods Company located in Eugene, Oregon.

  • Product Developer

    • Ellington Handbags
    • Portland, OR
    • Aug 2009 - Oct 2009 (2 months)

    Fashion CAD renderer for lead in house product developer.
    Responsible for all received sample tracking from outside vendors through to production.
    Photographed and documented all samples and uploaded them into employer’s database.
    Communicate with project staff in house and over seas to maintain costing spreadsheets and tech packs.
    Prioritized workloads with multiple daily deadlines.

  • Project Coordinator

    • Powder River Development Services LLC
    • Portland, OR
    • Feb 2009 - Aug 2009 (6 months)

    Upload documents into Clearvision database.
    Create Excel spreadsheets with competitive deadlines.
    Record all information involved with constructing wireless internet sites.

  • Visual Manager

    • Puma
    • Woodburn, OR
    • Oct 2008 - Jun 2009 (8 months)

    Styled and dressed 16 window display mannequins on a weekly basis.
    I worked directly with customers to improve their wardrobe and sell them a product.
    Mission Statement: PUMA has the long-term mission of becoming the most desirable Sportlifestyle company.

  • Product Developer

    • Dream Designs
    • New York, NY
    • Aug 2007 - May 2008 (9 months)

    Oversee line sheets to make sure everyone in the office is aware of all the styles coming out during a particular month.
    Negotiate with product development team about what styles work and what styles do not work for the season.
    Interpret fashionable ideas to use in the line itself.

  • CEO Assistant

    • Think Marketing
    • Salem, OR
    • 2008 - 2008
  • Product Developer

    • Kenneth Cole Productions
    • New York, NY
    • Feb 2006 - May 2006 (3 months)

    Women's Ready to Wear Department
    Organized efficiently and prioritized daily office tasks for my managers and team members.
    Designed board layouts for translating the new lines to upper management for overall approval.
    Recorded all past styles and ideas that would later be used for inspiration and critique with a digital camera.

  • Sales Associate

    • Gap Inc.
    • Salem, OR
    • May 2005 - Aug 2005 (3 months)

    Improved a customer’s wardrobe to fit his/her needs.
    Fashioned floor displays along with building actual window displays.


  • Portland Community College

    • Graphic Design
    • 2009 - 2010
  • Fashion Institute of Technology

    • Bachelors Degree in Merchandise Management Product Development
    • 2004 - 2008