Sarah Neuburger is an Atlanta-based freelance illustrator and designer who received an MFA in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated and authored a stationery collection with Chronicle Books and worked with lots of businesses big and small. Many companies she has worked with are based in Atlanta and have made our city a big ball of awesome–high fives to that!
Clients include: Mailchimp, The Guardian, Chronicle Books, Curbed, Oeuf, U Studio, Design*Sponge, Atlanta Magazine, Casper, Crescent Communities, blabla kids, seed factory, Malvi Mallow, Banner Butter, Treehouse kid and craft, Scout & Arrow, Fulton County, Westside Improvement District, Cult Carts, Dream Warriors Foundation, Plywood People, Our Labor of Love, Star Provisions, Indie Craft Experience, Food Tours Golden Isles, Root City Market, Sweet Peach, Nicely Built, Warby Parker and Madewell. Each year, she also works with countless individual clients on logos and identity branding for their own businesses and knows the beauty in taking big, bold steps forward.
Similar to the U.S. government, she works under three branches: Sarah Neuburger (illustrator), The Small Object (online shop) and Paper Ghost Press (retail/wholesale print company with friends).
The Small Object is her manufacturing arm and online business. She started The Small Object more than a decade ago and it has been home to her handmade art objects, wedding toppers and rubber stamps for more than ten years. In 2015, she dropped her wholesale line of rubber stamps which made her internet famous to focus on illustration and custom design work. Why the big drop? She wanted more time to draw and push her boundaries. Viva la pencil!
Paper Ghost Press is a print company (wholesale/retail) created by illustration friends Katrin Wiehle, Mike Lowery and Sarah Neuburger based in Atlanta, GA. We launched our initial print collection in Fall/Winter 2016. For more information or to carry our line in your store, please visit us online.
Sarah Neuburger has been featured in The Guardian and the following magazines: Country Living, House Beautiful, Family Fun, Frankie Magazine, ReadyMade, Homespun, flow, Wondertime, Home Companion, Juxtapoz, Lucky, Brides, BUST, Stitch, Venus Zine, Bitch, 101 Woonideeen, Petit Magazine, Adorn, VogueGirl Korea, dpi and Crochet Today.
Additional book publications include: In The Company of Women by Grace Bonney, Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl, Juxtapoz Handmade by Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine (edited by Diana Weber), Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse, Handmade Hellos by Sabrina Moyle and Eunice Moyle, Pretty Patterns by and The Art of I Love You by Chronicle Books, Mascotte 2 by Delicatessen, The Crafter’s Companion by Anna Torborg, Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek, 1-2-3 Sew by Ellen Baker, Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Sarah Sockit and The PIllow Book by Shannon Okey. She has also been featured on HGTV and the DIY network.
Since 2009, Sarah has been working with Chronicle Books on an ever-growing collection of gift and paper products. The collection contains products from labels and stickers to notecards and activity sets. Her thumbprint activity sets are super fun and popular across all age groups. If you are interested in carrying any of these products in your own store, please contact Chronicle Books directly.
Before all those publications were made above, Sarah was a wee little tiny born in the Midwest and raised in the South. She spent most of her childhood creating elaborate neighborhood monorail bicycle map systems and singing “It’s a Small World” until her mother could take no more. She received her BA in Fine Arts at Columbia College before heading up the coast to the Big Apple for graduate school. After spending some time hopping from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Jersey City, she completed her MFA degree in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts and left the world of non-profit arts management to return to the land of boiled peanuts and iced tea.
Upon moving back to South Carolina, she started her online business, The Small Object, and left the drudgery of trying to get galleries to show her work in NYC. After meeting her wife, they lived for several years in Savannah, GA before moving to Atlanta. Currently, her work is more illustration based than fine arts focused. She is constantly swimming back and forth and laying claim in-between worlds without binary constructs and strict borders.
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