Strong Community Campaign Recognition Wall, YMCA Mankato

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Each year, donors give to the YMCA, allowing us to serve our community. This installation was designed to recognize those donors and celebrate what they make possible. The imagery surrounding the contributor board are real members from our YMCA participating in programming right here at our Y, proof of what donors made possible.

Photography & Design, Installation concept: Sara Hughes
Installation: SportPix, Mankato


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"Creative Types: Clifton Cox" / Smiley Pete Publishing & Creative Lexington, May 2016


Creative Types: Clifton Cox

[Creative Types is a new editorial series produced by Smiley Pete Publishing in partnership with Creative Lexington, a local initiative that connects the public with Lexington’s arts community through professionally produced “snapshot bio” videos that highlight local artists and other creative types.]

"Creative Types: Louis Bickett" / Smiley Pete Publishing & Creative Lexington, March 2016

[This article is the first in a new partnership between Creative Lexington and Smiley Pete Publishing to highlight members of the local creative community. Creative Lexington, a new local initiative profiled in the February issue of this publication, produces high quality “snapshot bio” videos about local artists and other “creative types,” and in this series, we will collaborate with the organization to publish a coinciding print article profiling some of those artists as well.] - Excerpt from article introduction

I had the wonderful opportunity to document an artist who has been documenting the intricate details of his life, and other people's lives since the 70's. A 5 minute video is only a drop in the ocean in regards to everything Louis Zoellar Bickett II has done, but take a look. -S

SWORD: Endurance Drink Mix / Commercial, January 2016

Under Creative Lexington, I had the awesome opportunity to film a commercial for Sword, an endurance drink mix company here in Lexington. As part of the Launchpad Lex competition, 4 winners were offered the production of a 30 second commercial in effort to help the local entrepreneurs get their businesses out there. Sword was the first of 4, I'm currently working on the second and the remaining two will happen at some point this year. Stay tuned!

Client: SWORD
Video and Editing: Sara Hughes
Model: Shannon Florea
Music: Drivers by Belvedear
Voice talent: Michelle Falanaga
Location: Veteran's Park, Lexington KY

Creative Lexington / Graphic Designer

A couple of months ago I met Bryan Mullins during a photoshoot for Smiley Pete Publishing. I was taking photos for an article (coming soon) about a company he started called Creative Lexington. We started talking and I loved what his goals were for the company. We learned quickly that we would make a great team. I got to work right away on the redesign and branding of his website and we launched after the new year. *For designer recognition, Shaan Azeem designed the Creative Lexington logo. I designed the Snapshot Bios and Positive Change logos.

Since working with Bryan I have gotten more involved with video in Lexington as well. We just launched a video for Sword and I am currently working on a Snapshot Bio which will be released in a couple of weeks. Take a look at the website- the Snapshot Bios are especially neat. Enjoy!

Lake Superior Beach Glass / Graphic Designer

Long story short, my lifelong friend Anne Marie has a really awesome instagram account, and I helped her create a website to give the people what they want- Prints! Her work is absolutely beautiful so it was really easy to design for her. I used Squarespace because.. it is awesome- I use Squarespace for my personal page (this page) as well. You can't go wrong.

You should probably check out her site and buy some prints or cards..! If you are in Lexington or elsewhere, enjoy some Minnesota goodness. If you're in Minnesota- enjoy something homegrown.