Sara Gillingham

Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer. In addition to developing her own books and gifts, Sara's studio provides art direction and design services to clients in the children's publishing and gift industry. Sara has worked with some of the most distinguished illustrators in the field, and has designed and art directed hundreds of books and gift products, many of which were for Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was the Design Director for Children's Publishing until Fall 2007. Sara also teaches at U.C. Berkeley Extension and California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Sara has a Master's degree in Design from the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art with a minor in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Sara also makes things out of fabric, and studied Patternmaking and Design at Apparel Arts in San Francisco.