About Sara

Sara Duell Graphic Designer

I’m a graphic designer based in New York City & Stockholm. I work with social justice, civic and cultural institutions to create high-quality designs that make social messages legible, accessible, and inviting to large audiences. I also work directly with artists, writers, editors, filmmakers, curators, and other creative practitioners to develop portfolio & project websites, artists’ books, and marketing material. 

Recent updates include the launch of the fourth issue of WMN, a lesbian art and poetry zine (awarded the 2021 Queens Art Fund grant) that I publish together with artists Jeanette Spicer and Florencia Alvarado ; and the publication of Grace Han and my article about how designers can address power inequity for Eye on Design. In the last year I also had the pleasure of teaching Visual Language and Thesis Research for the Communication Design Graduate students at Pratt Institute. For the next two years I’ll be pursuing a MFA in graphic design at Yale School of Art.

Contact: info (a) saraduell.com

Photo credit: Jeanette Spicer


Estrid Ericson’s Stipend. 2022, 2018, and 2012

Queens Art Fund 2021

Helge Ax:son Johnson’s Stipend 2020

Lucie Photo Book Prize finalist for Matthew Porter: The Heights. 2019

Vermont Studio Center artist grant. 2018

Webby Award in the Travel Category, and Honorable Mention in the Mobile Design category for nycgo.com. 2017

HOW Design in-house awards for the NYC&Company Rebrand. 2016

PDN Photo Annual winner Photo Book Category for Larry Towell’s Afghanistan. 2015

Design Observer’s 50 Covers
50 books
 for Martin Parr’s Life’s a Beach. 2013


i-DWhy zines have always been vital textbooks for counterculture.
Abigail Glasgow. Dec 2021

FuturessNot a Matter of the Past: How lesbian feminist tactics and strategies can help us overcome struggles of today. Anja Neidhardt. Oct 15, 2021

AIGA Eye on DesignSmall Budgets, Tight Deadlines, Important Work: Lessons all designers can learn from working with nonprofits
Abigail Glasgow. July 2021

Ms. MagazineFighting For the Term “Lesbian”: An Art and Poetry Publication Strives to Uplift Lesbian Writers Ashley Lynn Priore. June 2021

FontwerkWith Passion for Lesbian Culture June 2021

Fonts in Use“DYKE” hankies by WMN” Franziska Weitgruber. Dec 2020 

AutostraddleWmn Zine: What It Means To Be A ‘Rural Lesbian’
Lauren Parker. Dec 2019

Broken PencilPencil Sharpener: Print’s New Home For Rural Lesbians. Stefanie Ucci. Oct 2019

It’s Nice ThatNew York City tourism agency rebranded with custom typefaces and hundreds of icons. Jenny Brewer. June 2016

Eye MagazineLove songs for Piano. Steven Heller. no. 90 vol. 23, 2015

Typefaces used:
Ovo by Nicole Fally
Montserrat by Julieta Ulanovsky