Sara Blake

Sara Blake


I'm an illustrator, fine artist, and designer, living and loving in New York City. When I'm not making scribbles, I also enjoy having conversations with my cat Eugene O'Neill, going for runs, riding my bike, exploring gastronomic delights, naps, "quiet-time," and traveling as much as the universe allows.

ZSO (pronounced |zo|) is a collection of letters that I find aesthetically and phonetically beautiful, culled together from some personally significant people, places, and things.

Together they make a sound much like "so," the adverb which means "to such a great extent." I am a person of extremes, for better or worse (most often the latter), so the ring of it was fitting, and the moniker has since stuck for good.

I graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Graphic Art and Postmodern Studies--I've been working in design and art direction ever since.


Be A Snortvart: Process, Creativity, Business, and Being Yourself

We are who we were as kids. I think it's that simple. The key is being brave and listening to that inner kid that's had all the answers all along, whatever your creative discipline.

I'll cover my personal path with illustration, where I started, where I am now, and some things I've learned along the way. I'll share what I've learned about business, process, collaboration, and most importantly about the importance of making work that is meaningful for you.

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