Sara Blake
BLAKE STUDIO
In addition to her art and writing practice, Sara has worked in the intersection of tech, design and fine art since 2005 with clients across a wide range of industries, from well-known institutions to delightfully scrappy startups. In 2015 she began focusing on collaborations with early-stage, mission-driven companies concentrating on brand development and product. She served as a founding member of a Google Ventures backed startup, and later went on to become a founding member and creative lead of a financial-tech startup called Ethic from 2016 to 2022 to address key sustainability issues like climate change and human rights through the lens of investing.

Today, Sara mostly focuses on studio-initiated projects, though she still loves to get her hands dirty with select collaborations. For inquiries and work samples, don't hesitate to email: hi@sarablake.nyc
CV
Early acceptance to NYU's smallest department, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, graduating as Honors Scholar and magna cum laude \ Working with Havas WW for 7 years on their IBM projects \ Speaking about personal illustration work at over 20 conferences in 11 countries \ Contributing artist at The CAC, Cincinnati's contemporary art museum in 2013 as part of OFFF Festival's show about Play \ Guest speaker for Princeton University’s student-run non-profit about thoughts on sustainable design practice \ Founding member of sustainable investing fin-tech startup called Ethic working to solve the world’s climate crisis \ Completing first novel
Agencies/ClientS
Agency Magma, AIGA, Alo Drinks, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Charles Schwab, Dell Technologies, Elle Magazine, Ethic Investing, Ford, Havas WW, Herraiz Soto & Co., Hurley, IBM, Layla Martin, Nike, Marvel, Rapp Collins, The Rover Cycle Company, Sakroots, Scotch & Soda, Sub Rosa, Strawberry Frog, Syrup NYC, TEDx, Vice Media, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Wired Magazine, Yen Magazine, Young & Rubicam
Panel judge
Ember Awards, Digital Alberta, 2017
Ember Awards, Digital Alberta, 2016
Ember Awards, Digital Alberta, 2015
YCN, Young Professionals Awards, 2014
Design Collector's Digital Decade, 2014
FITC Awards, 2014
Adobe Awards, 2013
Design Collector's Digital Decade, 2013
Selected projects