HEY THERE! MY NAME IS
Sarah Tang is a multifaceted creator who loves combining her excitement for an ever-widening list of interests into graphic design. She is passionate about designing from multidisciplinary perspectives and design as a facilitator of communication, and in particular, is interested in UX/UI work, sci-comm, information design, and hands-on craft. She has plans to eventually pursue an MFA in creative writing with a concentration in poetry. Outside the studio, she might be found knitting, writing, geeking out about birds, or listening to actual-play D&D podcasts.
BORN: Marietta, GA
FAVORITE TYPEFACE: Input Serif
FAVORITE HEX CODE(S): Yellow
ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL:
Night owl! Practically a vampire, really
FAVORITE UFGD STUDIO MEMORY: Studio tea party! There was a night that a bunch of us brought different teas and snacks to the studio and hang out with each other; I love the memories of just spending time laughing and working and talking together with friends :)
DESIGN INSPIRATION(S): Spiders!
CHECK OUT MY WORK BELOW!
THE DEEPEST LAKE
This project is a redesign of album cover art and visual system for The Deepest Lake, the most recent record of the band Dengue Fever. An American rock band based in Los Angeles, Dengue Fever creates music that is a fusion of Cambodian rock music from the 60s and 70s with psychedelic rock and other Western and world music styles. As a first-generation child of Cambodian immigrants, I wanted to explore the blending of cultures represented by Dengue Fever's music. The illustration motifs in this design are inspired by the decorative bas-relief carvings found in historical Khmer architecture, like those seen at the Angkor Watt ruins, while the colors and flat-vector style draw on aesthetics from psychedelia and other more modern, Western design.
Finding and remembering words can be hard. WORDSMITHY is a concept design for a dictionary app and word-finder that helps a user to pin down those pesky, elusive tip-of-the-tongue words through a search function and community forums, as well as notate, tag, and save words and definitions for future reference. This project focuses on designing a tool that facilitates finding and organizing words and supplementary info (e.g. etymology, rhymes) for writers, English students, and all-around-word-nerds.
A multi-narrative booklet “translating” the Declaration of Independence into modern contemporary English. Designed as an educational resource, this project seeks to provide clarity on the meaning and purpose of this historically significant American document by translating the historical text, which may be difficult to understand, into modern-day colloquial language, while adding supplemental information and historical context. The booklet organizes the original text alongside the new in an easy-to-follow layout, with annotations in footnotes and fold-outs.
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