sarah Diann givens is…
an American designer, artist, and writer residing in Montreal, QC.
Her work involves ceramics, 3D printing, designed objects, stop motion animation, light projection, illustration and installation—soon to be displayed this March in her MFA thesis show, Sarah and the Time-out Chair.
She’s also a project manager, design thinker, and epic multitasker completing a Graduate Certificate program in Innovation, Technology & Society in collaboration with District3, an innovation hub for entrepreneurs. She and her cohort are semi-finalists in TD Insurance’s design thinking challenge through Agorize, and will be participating in Canada’s Map the System challenge and Emerging Markets in South Korea.
Between 2011 and 2013, Sarah was an art director and sculptor in the fabrication field for clientele such as SeaWorld, Nickelodeon, Universal Studios, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan and Orlando. Shortly thereafter, she was awarded a Merit Scholarship from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, and graduated with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts.
Since attending Concordia University with a full tuition scholarship, Sarah has helped manage and expand Concordia’s Digital Fabrication Lab, which offers 3D scanning, 3D modeling and 3D printing, lasercutting and engraving for Faculty of Fine Arts students, professors, and researchers. She has begun writing her first children’s book, and will eagerly show you pictures of her young nephews if the opportunity presents itself.
If you’re looking for a joyful spirit and avid problem-solver with one foot in the innovative design field, and the other in contemporary art and installation, look no further— Sarah is available for hire to fulfill all of your creative needs.
Sarah loves all things…
children & childlike wonderment interior design // interactive installations
all forms of comedy // pop culture inclusivity // representation technology // sustainability