Sara Blake Richmond, Virginia

Sara Blake is an illustrator, designer, and fine artist living and loving in New York City. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Graphic Art and Postmodern Studies, and has been working in design and art direction ever since, adding Ford, Nike, Marc Jacobs and IBM to her impressive client list.

Creating since she could hold a pencil, Sara has added the stylus to her arsenal as she pursues her dream job creatively directing for Rick Owens (and of course, liberating a few of his leather jackets for inspiration purposes) and works towards realizing her current passion project; producing a children’s book. She uses the potent combination of coffee and Radiohead to power on through the wee hours, unwinding with long runs and long chats with her mom. She dreams of owning a white husky, a fact she keeps well hidden from her vindictive feline roommate, Eugene...

Ford: Ford commissioned us to create a library of nature-inspired imagery to launch the new Ford Focus electric car. The artwork ranged from floral inspired illustrations to man-made and city-based elements to blend the two worlds under one whimsical illustration style. With the launch of the Focus, Ford is bridging the gap between nature and the metropolis, not only by producing a more environmentally friendly vehicle, but also by providing a machine that can help you escape the fringes of your city for a moment and get back out to nature. The artwork was to reflect this as a backdrop to the car for digital and print material. (Client: Ford)