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07.02.12

Sara Saedi

Illustrator

www.sarasaedi.com

Duration: Professionally? Since I graduated in December.

Staff: Just me.

Education: Art Center College of Design, BFA in illustration.

Cultural Influences: My mother is Japanese, so I’m heavily influenced by her culture. I grew up watching hours and hours of anime of course, but I also love looking at origami patterns, woodblock prints, screen paintings and the decorative designs on wooden trays and teapots. I’ve spent a lot of time growing up in Japan, in the countryside, and that shaped my aesthetic tremendously. I respond best to simple, quiet, understated beauty that patiently waits to be discovered.

Environment: I feel most comfortable working in my room, with NPR playing in the background and the dog snoring on my bed.

Philosophy: Do what you love, not what you do best.