Sarah McMahon Professional Portrait


From being an in-house designer for the Regional YMCA, working with small businesses in Connecticut, to continuing fine art projects, I’ve had a busy and engaging career path. 


My exposure to design began several years ago while attending Pratt Institute’s Summer Art Program, where I went to study painting. My roommate was taking design and I loved the integration of technology in art. I was hooked. Diving deep into the design world I attended Colby-Sawyer College for its art program. After four years of student shows, gallery assistant work, an internship at Harp & Company Graphic Design, and I received a BFA in Graphic Design. 


Straight out of college I became the in-house designer for the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut. For three years I worked with the Marketing Director and other program managers on all promotions, ad campaigns, and visual communications. Throughout this time I also did freelance jobs with local small businesses on web, social media, and print design projects.


Continuing my education is important to me so I enrolled in the Community TV training program to learn videography, producing, and editing. Now, I can incorporate video into my design work.


My love of design and creative problem solving drives my work to be useful and impactful to others. One of the best parts of design is the wide scope of the field. It’s always entertaining and exciting to take on a new challenge. 







Web design

Motion graphics

Video editing

Social media posts





Looking for something else? Send me a message and we can see what I can do to help!


Together, we will discover what your business needs to succeed and how design can assist. We’ll begin by discussing the scope of the project. By listening and learning about your company, I’ll understand your voice. I’ll do research on your industry and we’ll develop a plan on how best to communicate with your audience. 

At every stage I will be in contact, so you will see how the design is progressing. I will integrate your suggestions until you are satisfied with the final product.

  1. Identify key requirements

  2. Do background research

  3. Develop design solutions 

  4. Test & evaluate for feedback 

  5. Improve design

  6. Present deliverables

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