Type Talks: Sarah Boris

24 Jan 2019

Birmingham City University, Birmingham

Sarah Boris will talk us through her journey, from studying type design in Paris to establishing herself as a designer specialised in branding and editorial design and collaborating with people in the arts and culture fields. She will share the hurdles she encountered on her journey: from landing her dream job to her pursuit of a good work-life balance and her quest for the ideal work environment.

After working for over ten years with world-leading arts organisations and publishers such as Phaidon, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Barbican, Sarah Boris set up her design studio in March 2015. Clients include The Photographers’ Gallery, Tate, Christie’s, Thames & Hudson, Laurence King, Gasworks to name a few. Projects include art direction, visual identities, books, magazines, exhibition graphics, signage and websites. One of her most notable projects was the redesign of the ICA’s visual identity. In parallel to her design practice, Sarah has developed a body of self-initiated works mainly in the form of screenprints. Her work has been acquired by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and exhibited at the Design Museum in London.

She taught at LCC, and the Cass School of Architecture and Design She has also given talks at It’s Nice That, D&AD. Grafik as well as design festivals in France (Une Saison Graphique) and in Holland (Graphic Matters). She was Judge Foreman / President for D&AD Professional Awards and sat on the jury of several other awards such as Design Week Awards. She graduated from the MA Typo/Graphic Studies in 2004 at LCC (then known as LCP).


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