“Sarah is an accomplished artist showcasing an outstanding level of creative ability, extraordinary work ethic, and impeccable professionalism as a visual and textual communicator. She executes design projects thoughtfully and strategically while taking an active part in the exchange of ideas and information, always striving to achieve the highest quality possible in all aspects of her work. She conducts herself with a strong sense of self-discipline and independence, but also thrives in collaborative teamwork. Her creative solutions clearly indicate love for successful communications as well as passion for sustainable endeavors.

Marci Belchick, Executive Creative Director
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sarah worked under Marci while employed as an Art Director at Pitt.

“We have been working with Sarah Nelsen for over seven years on a variety of projects including teen programming and community events. Working with Sarah is truly a collaboration. She begins by discussing the goals of the collateral materials so that she can create a look and feel and that not only communicates the necessary information, but also captures the essence of what we want to convey. What is particularly impressive about Sarah is that she is focused on the big picture but never loses sight of the details. It is always a pleasure to work with Sarah.When we began working with her, we were just beginning our bilingual outreach to the community and were experimenting with the best way to reach new audiences. Working in two languages can be a challenge for designers, but Sarah integrates Spanish and English seamlessly and recognizes that both are important.”

Irene N. Rodriguez, Associate Director of Education
Emily Culhan, Education Programs Manager
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM, Palm Springs, California

“Sarah Nelsen is the consummate professional who offers masterful design expertise to benefit any business. She especially understands the special needs of cultural organizations that must position themselves in a competitive entertainment marketplace resulting in highly creative approaches, both print and online. We have been fortunate to work with Sarah for nearly ten years, during all of which we’ve enjoyed her inspirational design, acute business acumen, and on-time delivery. We will continue to work with her for many years to come.”

Ponteir Sackrey, Director of Development & Marketing

“Working with Sarah Nelsen has been a real pleasure. For several years she has been creating materials for our annual benefit raffle. Her use of color, photos, sense of design and sensitivity to the issues we hope to convey have contributed greatly to our raffle’s success to raise needed funds for our educational programs in Nicaragua.”

Barbara Wein, Founder
BUILDING NEW HOPE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“I’ve worked with Sarah several times now on projects for the IVAA and I am not only impressed by her talent and expertise, but by her personality and instinct as well. She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to more opportunities to work with Sarah in the future.”

Terri Orlowski, Owner
BEYOND THE OFFICE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Sarah Nelsen is a consummate professional and an award-winning designer. More than any other designer I’ve ever met, Sarah does her homework to make sure her designs are not only strikingly beautiful in their own right, but also true to the artists, information, and themes presented. She’s delightful to work with, terribly understanding, and a joy to be around. Her commitment to the arts makes her a boon to any organization. Quite simply, Sarah is the best. I can assure you, you will get ever so much more than you expected.”

Zeenie Scholz, Former Marketing Director

“Sarah has been the creator of my public image for over seven years. From the beginning, she had insight into my specific artistic contributions and my special view of the animal kingdom. It was a pleasure to deal with her on each of my ads. We look at the image, talk about colors, and any specific message and then she would create an idea and present it to me. Then we would work together for the final product. Her sense of color and design is very pleasing to me and compliments my art. The pricing was reasonable for my budget and that is so important for an artist.

Laney, Owner / Fine Art Painter
SUNNYBANK STUDIO, Crowheart, Wyoming

“I have been lucky enough to work with Sarah as a co-worker and consultant since 2003. She is very relaxed and works with you through the entire project. When she starts a project, she listens very closely to your objectives and desires then she comes up with very creative and beautiful work. She is wonderful with suggestions but also has input on the project to ensure the outcome is everything you are looking for and more. She takes on a project and follows through until it is complete offering her help through the entire project. She is the best!”

Jennifer Lee, Western Visions Art Show & Sale and Exhibitions Manager

“I first saw Sarah’s style through work she had done for the National Museum of Wildlife Art. I promptly called her and asked if she would create and ad for me. It was, without a doubt, the best ad in the publication. The very next week I asked her to redesign my entire website, BrookoverGallery.com. I wanted a clean, minimalist design which showcased my work for our serious collectors that would be easy to navigate. Sarah understood from the very beginning and the site speaks for itself. She is in a class by herself.

David Brookover, Owner/Photographer
THE BROOKOVER GALLERY, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

“From our first phone conversation, Sarah was great to work with, knowledgable, friendly, and welcoming. She immediately understood the scope of my project. She asked pertinent questions and was always upbeat, constructive, and helpful. She followed through in every way with great designs and solutions, always on time or early. She was cheerful when I was not. Unexpected revisions did not faze her in the least. The range of services she can provide is very helpful when time and resources are tight. I will always turn first to Sarah Nelsen for any design project.”

Gary Paterson, Former Artist Council Coordinator
Palm Springs, California

“Sarah Nelsen Designs has truly been an asset to helping me create and promote our new logo and branding for our business. Being a hands on stylist at Personal Touch Salon, I always thought I could do it all. After years of always saying I was going to work on our website and get on Facebook to keep up with all the technology I finally decided to ask for help. Sarah has a talent for bringing it all together. I love our new design logo and so does our staff and clients. With our new website we are able to reach out to new clients and let them know what we offer and all the latest trends. I look forward to working with Sarah to help me work on my business so I can work in my salon.”

Babs Huckstein, Owner
PERSONAL TOUCH SALON, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Sarah is an extremely talented designer who has a knack for communicating her ideas clearly and beautifully to clients. She regularly comes up with original and creative designs while tirelessly working to achieve perfection in every project she is a part of. Working together with her is always a privilege! I strongly recommend Sarah for any project involving design or marketing… I’ll let her portfolio speak for itself!”

Tim Giegel, Owner
TEXTURED PIXEL, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“We have worked with Sarah for years on numerous websites. She is very creative and is able to take rough ideas and turn them into actual designs and websites. She is also very quick to make changes or adaptations to our sites. Because of her expertise in development we have seen our page rank on google climb from the second page to the top of the first word with certain key words. I look forward to working with her on other websites in the future.”

Raegen Siegfried, Owner

“It has been nothing short of wonderful working with Sarah for years creating print material to promote my oil and watercolor paintings. Thanks to Sarah’s enthusiasm, professionalism, efficiency and elegant design sense my website, mailers and artist booklet have set a new standard! I get so many compliments on the design of my print materials and I whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who admires her great work. Sarah is great to work with. She’s the best!”

Kathryn Mapes Turner, Owner
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

“Sarah’s creative approach to developing our website and collateral materials has helped us successfully launch our new business. Our practice in health care consulting is all about establishing effective and lasting relationships with our clients. Sarah listens to her customers and provides alternatives to meet various needs and requirements. We have received many enthusiastic comments on the logo and a business cards that Sarah designed for us. With Sarah’s assistance, we are off and running!”

Angel Hoffman, Co-Founder & Managing Director

“Sarah makes things happen. She is responsive, creative, listens, and comes up with things that will meet your needs. It does not matter that she is not in your backyard for service, we are 2,000 miles away and she services our needs, quickly and efficiently.

Robin Siegfried, Owner
LAZY MOOSE RANCH, Wilson, Wyoming

“When the museum needed a new look for our membership materials, we knew that Sarah’s designs and project management would make our daunting task a success. During the process, Sarah created several terrific concepts and then supervised every step of creating the materials. Response has been absolutely positive!”

Shawn Meisl, Former Associate Director of Development