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Sarah McCoy

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Office Location: 345B Fine Arts Center

Sarah received her B.A. from The University of Iowa in 1999 in Graphic Design and Journalism. After completing her degree she went to Austin, Texas to work as a graphic designer in a corporate design group for National Instruments. In 2001 Sarah began graduate studies, receiving her M.A. in 2003 and M.F.A. in 2005 also from the University of Iowa in Graphic Design. Sarah also received a Graduate Certificate from The University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2006 with a concentration in Letterpress and Artists Books.

She is the owner of The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design Studio located in Des Moines, Iowa (established in 2007). It is a full service letterpress and design studio for graphic design, cards, custom stationary, broadsides, birth announcements, wedding invitations and custom printed work.

Sarah’s work has been featured in several publications, most recently 1,000 More Greetings: Creative Correspondence for All Occasions (1000 Series), Rockport Publications and exhibitions in galleries in Portland, Asheville, Minneapolis, New Haven and internationally. Her artist books are part of several University Libraries, such as Yale, Wesleyan, UC at Santa Barbara Davidson and The University of California Irvine Library. She has presented her letterpress research both nationally and internationally, most notably at ATYPI's (Association Typographique Internationale) annual conference in Brighton, England entitled, “Typographic Form and the Permanence of Letterpress Type.” This fall she will teach a workshop and exhibit her work at Viterbo University. She continues to print with her husband Andy and two young daughters.

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