Freelance illustration and graphic design background, utilizing programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbox, and Microsoft applications.


Crochet, embroidery, sewing, pattern making, sourcing materials. 


Years of Project Management experience, from initial design, through implementation, and merchandising.
 
Experienced lead creation, client communications, and troubleshooting issues when clients are looking for guidance.
 
Well-rounded arts and retail background. Accustomed to a fast paced environment, and meeting deadlines.


Design and Illustration

Skills

An Optimistic Cynic

Late Spring of 2009, I opened my Etsy shop, An Optimistic Cynic. A humble shop, consisting of mostly superhero fan art, weird little monsters, and the occasional crochet oddity, seemed to blow up overnight when I introduced a line of easily customizable body parts, accurate enough to be used in medical school, and cute enough to cheer up healing patients.

Contact

Accolades

Client Testimonials

SarahLouisaBurns@gmail.com

An Optimistic Cynic

My designs have been featured in the following publications:
 
*Buzzfeed
* Cracked
*I Heart Guts
*Craziest Gadgets
*Toxiferous Designs
*Crochet Concupiscence
*Mom’s Basement
*Live.Love.Joy.