Built in 2001, Studio 8 is an award-winning Graphic Design and Branding studio based in the Grampians-Gariwerd in Western Victoria, though I work with businesses locally, nationally and internationally. Check out my client list.
I have over 20 years experience as a Graphic Designer and work with clients personally to deliver design that brings businesses simplicity, ease, pride and functionality. I also work with a seasoned and professional team of web gurus, photographers, copywriters, designers and printers to offer a full service studio. I'll introduce myself below...
The End Product
Studio 8 creates masterpieces of communication – mouthwatering brochures, tantalising branding, seductive packaging, enticing web design, persuasive catalogues. I am all about design that truly connects you to your people. Have a browse through some samples of my portfolio.
Brand & logo design packages
Brand/Style Guide development
Business branding consultation
Business card/stationery design
Website Design & Development
Mobile & Responsive Design
Domain and Hosting Registration
Emarketing & Social Media
My fuel – seriously good strong lattes and my passion for design.
My motivations – living at the foothills of a National Park and waking to birds and the sunrise on the mountains, my daughter’s laugh.
My loves – almond croissants, camping in the middle of nowhere, painting, a glass of red under the stars, my family, new socks, wandering the mountains, yoga, sculpting, rock climbing, café breakfasts, the details and textures in nature, happy dogs.
My background – originally from the green, rainy Pacific Northwest USA. Moved to brown, dry Australia in 2003 (and adore it). Studio 8 has been run from San Francisco, Melbourne and now in the heart of the beautiful Grampians/Gariwerd.
My historical references – I started my design career working with large companies like Target, Dunlop and Paramount Pictures before deciding that small business was my jam. My style has been shaped by formal training in America, Europe, and Australia in the areas of design, art, architecture and photography. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Seattle Pacific University (honours), a minor in Business Administration, a diploma in Desktop Production from the Art Institute of Seattle and training in photography from Photography Studies College in Melbourne. I have worked as a Designer for the last two decades and have won awards and grants for my work. I have marketing, design and project management expertise, as well as experience in agency, in-house, and freelance design with a wide variety of clients.
My art – my contemporary artworks are a response to the intricacies and uniqueness of Australian nature in the form of illuminated sculptures, works on paper, paintings, encaustic and carved sculptures in local stone and wood. See my work here.
I'm Sara Bowers,
Owner and Creative Director
of Studio 8.
Murphy, my studio dog
great to meet you!
Learn more about my process and approach or start your design journey with me here!
With respect and gratitude, I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we create, work, meet and live and pay respect to their elders, past, present and emerging.
I pinky promise not to sell or spam - only the very occasional value-packed link of goodness.
Who doesn't? How about branding & marketing tips, updates from the Studio and valuable design inspiration & insights for your business? Don't miss a thing!
See you in your inbox!