Sarah Julie Beckett

Hello, I'm Sarah, a multi-disciplined designer based in Chicago, where I live with my husband and two cats. I currently serve as a Creative Manager / Senior Designer for an in-house marketing team. I design pieces for print, web and provide photography. I attended the Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg where I earned degrees in both Interactive Media Design and Digital Photography.




The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

December 2009

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

June 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Design & Interactive Media Design


Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. 

Creative Manager

Manager of Marketing and Communications (2015 - 2016)
Team Lead (2014 - 2015 )
Marketing Coordinator (2010 - 2014)

Recognitions: GDUSA Inhouse Design Award 2015 

Oct 2015 - Current

Partner with Digital Designer to create graphics and photography for consumer-facing site, business development site, individual sales team microsites, and social media •assist in the design and development of corporate websites • conceptualize and photograph advertisements to be featured in national and local mortgage and real estate publications • collaborate with Video Production Designer to conceptualize and review projects for social media and website use • maintain photo studio, photo library and photo equipment • attend and photograph events as needed • work closely with clients on development of various marketing projects • assist in corporate as well as loan officer social media marketing strategies • enforce brand integrity and promote brand through marketing materials such as: flyers, mailers, newsletters, billboards, advertisements, promotional items & e-mail layouts

Lisa Predko Photography 

Photography Intern

September 2009 - December 2009

Assisted on location as well as in studio for various productions • general studio and equipment maintenance

Bridgeline Software

Contract Interactive Designer

October 2008 - November 2008

Contract web design as well as assisting in production

Omnibus Advertising

Graphic Design Intern

June 2008 - August 2008

Assisted in the production of advertisements for local car dealerships • create flash banners for use on • creation of designs for car dealer landing pages

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Turtle Walker
LAB Butterfly Haven Lab

September 2018 - Current

Engage with guests while in an exhibit to enhance their experience • take the turtles out for “turtle time” in warmer months


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign 
Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Lightroom
Microsoft Office

Proficient PC & Mac 
Sublime Text

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