While growing up I did a lot of international traveling with my parents – an oriental carpet expert and an art historian – and learned from watching them work. I feel that these experiences expanded my visual vocabulary and made me a better designer. After spending two years at Rhode Island School of Design, I earned a BFA in Illustration from MassArt, and in 2003 I completed MassArt’s Graphic Design Certificate Program. Since then I have worked as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and website designer for clients ranging from small business owners to large companies/institutions in the medical, culinary, academic, and financial industries.

My husband, Matt, works in fashion, so he too appreciates the value of good design. We live in Arlington, MA, with our two little future artists, Alexander and Chase.

Sarah Lotus Trainor and sons