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Sara Bowers

Studio 8 is a bespoke graphic design studio run by passion, an artisan approach to design and lots of strong coffee. For the past two decades, I’ve helped empower hundreds of small businesses by creating soulful, strategic branding and design to elevate their marketing and packaging.

Hi, I'm Sara.
Welcome to Studio 8.

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You are soulful, passionate and intelligent. You are a boundary-pusher with dynamic ideas. You take pride in what you do and do it well. You are ready to turn a page. You imagine having beautiful, empowering branding and design that reflects the work you so lovingly do. 

I listen, and get to know the personality, dreams, soul and stories of you and your business. I believe that branding should be elegant as well as powerful; it should spark smiles as well as sales. And absolutely - that our design journey should be nurturing, smooth and joyful. 

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WORKING WITH ME

what I do

I work with my clients personally to deliver design that brings businesses simplicity, ease, pride, functionality and great customers. Studio 8 is a full service design agency - in addition to branding and website design, I create expertly crafted packaging and label design, unique signage and masterful printed marketing pieces.

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My name is Sara Bowers, Owner and Creative Director of Studio 8. I am an artist, a coffee-obsessed wanderluster, a mother, a foodie, a wine and sake lover and a mountain girl. I live and breathe design. I established Studio 8 in 2001 and have since thrived on helping small businesses elevate and grow with creative and purposeful graphic design.

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MORE ABOUT SARA & STUDIO 8

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Nancy Panter, SUBROSA WINES

"We are extremely happy with the final result of Sara's update to our wine brand and labels. Working with Sara was a true collaboration.

She helped us take our brand to the next level. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with her for all our design needs."

Rita Bikins,
RED ROCK OLIVES

"10 years on and we still love our label. Sara did a brilliant job designing the label that our business has evolved around. Her ground work has allowed us to grow and develop our range.

Sara is easy to communicate with and she has a thoughtful wholistic approach to what your business needs to present to the public. Always a joy to work with her."

Josephina McDonald,
HALLS GAP LAKESIDE TOURIST PARK / GRAMPIANS GETAWAY

"The designs that Sara has created have impacted and transformed our businesses. Branding is a vital part of the success of any business. When you have your branding right (you know when it is right, I promise!) you have established your fundaments to build further on; it gives you a framework! Sara has accomplished all of my goals and what I love most is that it is forever evolving, just like life!"

Dawn Clark, SALTWOOD BUILD

"Sara's quiet confidence and vision, right from our early conversations, has lead to the business we are today. Having someone with as much talent as Sara to help guide and channel our flowing ideas into real and powerful branding has been a game-changer. I would 110% encourage you to take the leap and work with Sara, her work stands alone and neither you or your business will look back!"

Michael Beuskens, ROAMA MOBILE WOOD FIRED PIZZERIA

"No one has been quite so fundamental in creating the look and feel of my brand as the wonderfully talented Sara. She so elegantly captured both my hopes and ideas, quietly removing the cringe-worthy and created something so right for Roama with the logos, branding and website. Love your work. Thanks Sara."

Andy Scott,
PATHWAY PHYSIOTHERAPY

"Sara has a great vision for what will look good on screen and provide a cohesive message to potential clients. The website has kick-started my business. Sara was great at listening to my core values and giving a great practical drive to realising this in the website. I'm very happy with the whole site. it really conveys my message and ethos, hopefully giving the client a little bit of inspiration - thanks for the great work!"

Linda Palmer, PALMER SHEDS

"I honestly enjoyed all of our working together, from the initial questionnaire and our meeting to discuss answers. Sara was professional, easy going and actually listened to what we wanted. She welcomed our ideas, appreciated that we were involved in the process and supported our changes. Sara was great to work with. our branding has set a more professional feel to our business when dealing with clients. We feel really proud of our brand now."

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