Sara Duell (born in Stockholm, 1987) works at the intersection of art and graphic design, with a focus on visual literacy and social justice. Working within a feminist, antiracist framework, Sara uses design to disrupt normative discourses* and create transformative, pleasurable spaces. She also writes about the hidden politics of visual language. She has a bachelor degree in design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada) and lives in New York City.



Lucie Photo Book Prize finalist for 
Matthew Porter: The Heights. 2019

Vermont Studio Center artist grant. 2018

Estrid Ericson’s Stipend. 2018, 2012

Webby Award in the Travel Category, and Honorable Mention in the Mobile Design category for 2017

HOW Design in-house awards for the NYC&Company Rebrand. 2016

PDN Photo Annual winner Photo Book Category for Larry Towell’s Afghanistan. 2015 

Design Observer’s 50 Covers
50 books
for Martin Parr’s Life’s a Beach. 2013


Bellweather Agency 
Nolo Studios Brooklyn


Typefaces used:
Ovo by Nicole Fally
Montserrat by Julieta Ulanovsky
* “Resistance lies in self-conscious engagements with dominant, normative discourses and representations and the active creation of oppositional, analytic and cultural spaces.” bell hooks. Teaching to transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, 1994. p.22.

** “It has expanded for me over the years as I have come to believe that facts, guilt and shame are limited motivations for creating change, even though those are the primary forces we use in our organizing work. I suspect that to really transform our society, we will need to make justice one of the most pleasurable experiences we can have” Adrienne Marie Brown. Emergent Strategy. Chico, CA: AK Press, 2017. p. 33.