Sarah Mason Sears '88
Casady Alumni Achievement Award 2014Principal, S Design Inc.Oklahoma City, OK
Sarah Mason Sears is an award-winning branding and design professional and AIGA Fellow in Oklahoma City. She is the founder and principal of S Design Inc., a design firm focused on branding and marketing. Sarah speaks at local and regional events evangelizing how branding, design, and digital marketing is a catalyst for business and organizational growth.
Sarah and her team at S Design have led branding initiatives for many of the city's most loved brands, including: Schlegel Bicycles, Red Coyote, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and the OKC Riversport District, Oklahoma Department of Energy, OCAST, Myriad Gardens, Downtown OKC, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, and many more. She has been profiled in numerous publications, and her firm's work has won awards from the Oklahoma City AD Club, DSVC, Graphex, HOW, Graphic Design USA and OKC Business.
In 1996, Sarah founded the Oklahoma chapter of The American Institute of Graphic Arts, known as "AIGA". She served as president from 1996 to 1999 and as a board member and advisor for more than a decade. She was selected for The Journal Record’s “Achievers under 40” and for “Forty under 40” in OKC Business. Sarah has also been honored as a three-time finalist for The Journal Record's "Woman of the Year" and has been inducted into the Circle of Excellence. In 2013, Sarah was honored with the Women in Communications’ Byliner Award for Business and was named Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year by Oklahoma State University’s Ritata Center for Entrepreneurship.
Sarah graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in design and illustration. She is active in the Oklahoma City community and has served as a mentor and advisor for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, a past board member of the Casady Alumni Association, a member and active committee chair of Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, an active member of Leadership Oklahoma City’s Class XXV, and as a marketing committee member for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City.
When she's not ring leading at S Design Inc., Sarah is enjoying the outdoors, good food, fine wine and her wonderful family. Sarah’s daughter Isabelle is a Sophomore at Casady, and Olivia is in sixth grade.