News & Reasons to Cheer


Oh hey, I’m teaching! I’ve been having fun working with students as a Sessional Instructor at both the University of Alberta and MacEwan University.


Sarah Jackson, a Master of Design: After more than two years working on my MDes degree in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta, I passed my thesis defense in the fall of 2018!  Check out Sarah’s thesis project »

AMPA awards: So proud that our team won a few awards at the 2018 Alberta Magazine Publishers Association for the Ualberta Business alumni magazine that the Office of Sarah designed + art directed, including gold for Best Cover and gold for Photo Landscape, as well as being finalists in 10 categories!


GDC National Scholarship Award: I feel so honoured to have won the 2017 Marc Brisbourne Scholarship (created through the GDC Alberta North Chapter in honour of Marc Brisbourne, MacEwan University Chair of Design Studies who sadly passed away in 2013). I plan to do it justice by the end of my Master of Design degree. Learn more »

Finalist for Alberta magazine awards: The Office of Sarah’s inaugural issue of Ualberta business alumni magazine was a finalist for two AMPA awards: Best Feature Design and Best Art Direction for a Single Issue! Find out more »


Master of Design: Starting in the fall 2016, I will be working on my M.Des at the University of Alberta. Some of the questions I am curious to explore through my thesis: what does live performance art mean in a digital media era? What pleasurable, physical experiences are we lacking in our modern-day human interactions and what can these experiences offer us? What do female-owned spaces like new burlesque say about the current cultural experience of female identity?  Check out my bio »

Judge for the RGD 2016 Student Awards: I served as a judge for the RGD (Association of Registered Graphic Designers) Student Awards. This year the RGD will present $23,000 in cash awards in all areas of communication design to student work selected by a panel of industry experts.  Find out more about RGD Awards »

Speaking on the ACE Creative Roundtable: The Office of Sarah was invited to speak on the Advertising Club of Edmonton (ACE) Creative Roundtable on January 26th. The event was packed! Read a review of the event written by Lindsey Allan here. See some photos and read some of the most notable quotes on Twitter: #AceCRT »

37th Annual ACE (Advertising Club of Edmonton) Awards: The Office of Sarah did illustration work for a DDB project which won an Ace Distinction for Website! We are celebrating for their win!  View project on ACE Website »


Teaching Fall 2015 at MacEwan University: Sarah was brought on board to teach in the Design Studies Program at MacEwan this fall, instructing first year design students all about the wonders of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Check out the program »

Hey, we’re in Design Edge Magazine! The Office of Sarah has a little feature in the summer issue of Design Edge Magazine on the “power of small”. Check it out »

Redgee Awards Winner: The results are in! The Office of Sarah won Best in Category (Logos)Best in Category for Print Marketing, and Best in Category (Miscellaneous). View website »

Redgee Awards Finalist: The Office of Sarah has 4 finalist projects for the 2015 Canadian Regional Design Awards (Redgees) in the Logo category, Print Marketing and Miscellaneous.  Winners will be revealed Monday, April 20 at the Redgee Awards party and presentation at the Berkeley Church in Toronto. View website »

36th Annual ACE (Advertising Club of Edmonton) Awards: The Office of Sarah is celebrating 1 ACE Award for logo/wordmark (see the project here) and 2 Awards of Distinction for Direct Mail  (this project) and Craft/Illustration (this fella)! Visit ACE website »


Alberta Venture Feature: Check out this fun interview I did for Alberta Venture’s October issue on the topic of “rise of the personal brand”Read article here »

Speaking at Capital Ideas: Speaking on how creativity can fuel the business mind at the Edmonton Journal on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Details here »

Avenue Magazine feature!  Avenue Magazine’s July 2014 issue is out, and I feel seriously lucky to be in it. All the excitement. Visit Avenue Magazine »

2013/14 Design Edge Canada Regional Design Awards Category Winner: Well, isn’t that fun! My Cards for All Occasions won Best in Category for self promotion. View project »


The best studio in the world. My studio was recently featured in the Edmonton Journal’s My House Beautiful section with a little write-up and some über flattering photos. Check it out »

Newest ACE Club Board Member! The Advertising Club of Edmonton is a great community that provides resources, info and people-gathering-beverage-drinking opportunities. My portfolio is Programming. Keep an eye out for the ACE events that I’ll be helping put on. Visit ACE website »

GDC (Graphic Designers of Canada) Executive Member: I am now Sustainability Rep for the Alberta North GDC Chapter! Looking forward to learning all kinds of sustainable practices and sharing ’em. Follow us @SustainGDC »

34th Annual ACE (Advertising Club of Edmonton) Awards: 3 Awards of Distinction. Visit ACE website »


Speaker for 3 Designers Series: I was one of 3 designers chosen to speak at the GDC’s “3 Speaker Series” this past September. I spoke about 3 good reasons to design. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Read about it »

2012 Design Edge Canada Regional Design Awards (Reggie) Finalist: The logo I designed for the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market is a Finalist. View project »

33rd Annual ACE (Advertising Club of Edmonton) Awards: 1 Ace Award and 5 Awards of Distinction. Visit ACE website »


Platinum MarCom award for Design (Web)/Web Animation: Athabasca University. View project »