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.
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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.
Are you ready to invest in a beautiful, strategic brand to elevate your business? Book a free virtual coffee meeting with me.
beautiful & strategic design
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.
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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RED ROCK OLIVES
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Dawn Clark, SALTWOOD BUILD
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Linda Palmer, PALMER SHEDS
20 years ago, I made my first 9-step commute to my home office. It was a spare bedroom at my house in the suburbs of San Francisco. It’s fair to say I’ve done this work-from-home thing for awhile now. I’ve adapted my ways and found a few tricks and tips that work well for me...
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Learn more about my process and approach or start your design journey with me here!
Is branding important for my small business? What the heck even is branding? What should I expect from a brand design process? Grab my free pdf guidebook here.
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