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about

hello!

I’m Sarah Klos, a graphic designer based in the Chicagoland area. I graduated from Northern Illinois University in the spring of 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Visual Communication. I believe that design is so much more than the appearance of something. I use research and critical thinking to help communicate ideas and messages in both practical and beautiful ways. I enjoy helping others reach their own goals with influential design.

When I’m not designing, I love being outdoors and spending time with friends. I also can’t pass up a good sandwich.

 

education

Northern Illinois University
2018–2020
Bachelor of Fine Arts,
Visual Communication

McHenry County College
2016–2018
Associate of Arts

awards & achievements

NIU Outstanding Women Student Award
2020

NIU AIGA Student Group
Programming Officer
Spring 2020

NIU Cru President
Fall 2019–Spring 2020

Deans List
Spring 2018 – Spring 2020

skills

  • Collaboration

  • Leadership

  • Self-starter

  • Motivated

  • Organization

  • Adobe CC

  • WordPress

  • Webflow

interests

  • UI/UX

  • Motion Graphics

  • Infographics

  • Social Design

  • Branding
  • Sandwiches

experience

Contracted Graphic Designer 
Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
May 2020 – June 2020

  • Updating manuals and organizing training booklets.
  • Creating signs and graphics to help with Covid-19 procedures.

Graphic Designer
Annual Fund at Northern Illinois University
Jan 2020 – March 2020

  • Creating print and digital media for the annual NIU Day of Giving.
  • Adapting Day of Giving brand standards to unify all deliverables.

Scanning Technician
Founders Memorial Library at Northern Illinois University
September 2017 – March 2020

  • Handled multiple published works for the Albert Johannsen Project.
  • Meticulously created over 19,000 clean and cropped scans for the digital database.

Graphic Designer, Session Director
Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
Summers of 2017 – 2019

  • Created logos, work books, shirts, and other materials for summer camps.
  • Directed week-long sessions of camp by coordinating different activities and events for campers.
  • Led a team of counselors throughout each week keeping them updated on activity details and schedules.

Graphic Designer, Session Director 
Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
Summers of 2017 – 2019

  • Created logos, work books, shirts, and other materials for summer camps.
  • Directed week-long sessions of camp by coordinating different activities and events for campers.
  • Led a team of counselors throughout each week keeping them updated on activity details and schedules.

Counselor
Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
Summer 2016

  • Kept campers safe, healthy, and having fun.
  • Handled unexpected events and situations with patience and problem solving skills.

Parent Communications Coordinator 
Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
Summer 2015

  • Photographed camp sessions each week. Managed the Facebook page date by regularly posting statuses and photos.