Sarah Wickings
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Sarah Wickings

Freelance Creative DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sarah Wickings

Freelance Creative DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Sarah is a designer currently based in London at Google Creative Lab
Projects
  • ISTD - Constant
    ISTD - ConstantHow can a pursuit be represented through typography? This is a typographic response to ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ a study written by Howard Mumford Jones. It highlights how the phrase itself has been manipulated and misunderstood since the 1776 independence. This non linear typographic form and layout represents the pursuit itself of this fruitless happiness and takes the user on a frustrating and impossible journey. This project was awarded a pass from the International Society of Typographic
  • 99 Percent Invisible illustrations
    99 Percent Invisible illustrationsThis illustrative series explores personal identity and the relationship with the city you live in, using the structure of architecture to replace human aspects of identity. This series was published in 99 Percent Invisible zine issue 2 WINTER '17.
  • Let's Say What We Mean
    Let's Say What We MeanLet’s Say What We Mean is a typography led video campaign focusing on the abstract language we use in every day scenarios and how people with Autism struggle to understand it. The aim of this video is to encourage people to consider their day to day language choice more clearly to make it easier for people with Autism to take in. This was awarded a pencil from D&AD New Blood in response to the National Autistic Society brief.
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Projects credited in
  • Women will lead, create and inspire
    Women will lead, create and inspireOn International Womens Day 2019, we launched a short documentary film telling the stories of six female musicians across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa who have worked, despite all challenges to thrive in the creative industry. The film is designed to inspire women to attend Grow with Google and Womenwill programs in the region offering tailored skills training around leadership, entrepreneurism and digital skills. The activity culminated in a series of events delivering inspirational talks, w
  • Woman Will: Lead, Create and Inspire
    Woman Will: Lead, Create and InspireThis is the inspirational story of six musicians from across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa - Teni the Entertainer and Simi in Nigeria, Sho Madjozi, Lady Zamar and Shekhinah in South Africa, and Muthoni Drummer Queen in Kenya. Famous as singers, songwriters and performers, they are also businesswomen, mentors and sound engineers. Their journeys show that to succeed in any industry - the skills of leadership, entrepreneurship and digital literacy are universally important. By sharing how they o
  • Women Will Lead, Create, Inspire
    Women Will Lead, Create, InspireWe created a short film that showcases the stories of inspirational entrepreneurial women across the Nigerian (Simi, Teni the Entertainer), South African (Sho Madjozi, Lady Zamar, Shekhinah) and Kenyan (Muthoni Drummer Queen) music scene. Their diverse talents include being singers, songwriters, performers, rappers, event founders, mentors and sound engineers. Told through the lens of the music industry and creativity, it explores the Womenwill themes of entrepreneurship, digital literacy and le
  • Womenwill Lead, Create and Inspire | Google | Co-Director
    Womenwill Lead, Create and Inspire | Google | Co-DirectorI recently pitched and directed a documentary for Google following the story of 6 musicians across Nigeria (Simi, Teni the Entertainer) South Africa (Sho Madjozi, Shekhinah, Lady Zamar) and Kenya (Muthoni Drummer Queen). Famous as singers, songwriters and performers, they are also businesswomen, mentors and sound engineers. The film went out on International Women's Day, was screened at events in the 3 regions and marked the launch of a free digital skills programme aimed at women across the c
  • giffgaff - BIG v small
    giffgaff - BIG v smallCampaign for giffgaff to highlight the advantages of being small and challenge the conventional notion that big is always better. We wrote, designed and animated a series of playful animations that featured on giffgaff's social channels.
  • Nike - City of Nations
    Nike - City of NationsNike partnered with Football Beyond Borders to celebrate the diverse nationalities of young London. We made a site to showcase what football means to them leading up to the sport’s biggest moment this summer.
Work history
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    DesignerGoogle Creative Lab (through Adecco)
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Freelance Designermade by blah™
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Digital Artist
  • Design
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Digital Collage
  • Graphic Design
  • Film
  • Photography
Education
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    BA (Hons) Graphic DesignArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Art and Design Foundation DiplomaArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Awards
    International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) logo
    International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) logo
    PassInternational Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD)
    Awarded a pass from the International Society of Typographic Designers for my project titled Constant, exploring the realms of the pursuit of happiness through typography and print.
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    D&AD Pencil NominationD&AD
    Awarded a pencil from D&AD for my response to the National Autistic Society brief.