Five in Five with Sara Blease, Senior Art Director
If we had to put our company culture in a nutshell, it’s “THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM.” Our people are the magic ingredient in every project. So, we thought it was important that you get to know us as well as we get to know you.
Introducing Five in Five, where we catch up with an Interrupter for five questions in five minutes*.
Who was your earliest design influence?
My mom. She was a graphic designer and really instilled in my brother and I an appreciation for museums, art, design. Growing up, we always had the really good art supplies, because she was from the generation that designed by hand, before computers. (Though I recognize how special it was now, I didn’t appreciate it at the time—I wanted the pack of Crayola crayons like the other kids!)
What would surprise people about you?
My British dad. I grew up in Napoleon, Ohio, and my friends could never understand what my father was saying. I always had to translate his British English for them, which was a pretty bizarre thing to do.
What's one of your most memorable career experiences?
Visiting Seoul, South Korea when I was one of the designers contributing to their Olympic bid. You can imagine the scale—it was challenging, big, interesting. And I got to have Korean barbecue in Korea. That was a nice perk.
What are the things you're looking forward to in 2021?
Career-wise, I’m so excited to work on more branding projects for our clients. Learning the company inside and out and helping them show their true personality visually is such a fun challenge. On the personal front, I’ve been planning my January wedding in Harbour Island with my fiancée Nate, my forever travel partner and best friend. I can’t wait for that.
What do you think sets Interrupt apart?
We really value different perspectives. Every project is built from varying points of view—people working in strategy, designers, writers, and that is the thing I love about being here. I’ve grown as a designer because my colleagues push me to be better.
*It took us longer than five minutes to ask these questions. But it shouldn’t take you longer than five minutes to read them. So we’re still counting it.