Sara Merkaj (b. 1993) Italian Graphic Designer, currently based in Florence, IT and Manchester, UK. (York, UK) — (Imperia, IT).

Following my passion for Graphic Design, I moved to York, starting a BA (Hons) Graphic Design (2013 —2016), progressing then to an MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction at Manchester School of Art (2016 — 2017). Since graduating I have been working both as a Freelance Graphic Designer and as an Education and International Projects Assistant and Graphic Designer at the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

My practice has an editorial approach driven by a strong narrative. I design unique solutions that balance strategic and effective visual communication.

I also have a strong interest in the impact of creative education and the need for a new design thinking revolution within the education system.

My work encompasses creative direction, visual identity, branding and identity systems, editorial and magazine design, typography design, for both print and digital mediums, social media and marketing campaigns.

I am a strong communicator with experience delivering information, collaborating, and working with partners within the educational and cultural institutions settings.

I am also a creative Project Manager with experience in leading projects from initial briefings to planning, launching and beyond. My responsibilities vary from day-to-day project management to working collaboratively across multiple partnerships.

Selected Clients and Collaborators
Manchester Collective
Manchester Metropolitan University
Ideas Foundation
The Whitworth Art Gallery
The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
The Portico Library