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About The artist

Sarah Von Dreele has been the creative director of Onethread Design, Inc., a New York-based design consultancy, which she founded in 2003. She has spent the last 20 years of her career developing brands and communication systems for business to business and consumer facing clients. Hailing from the rust belt of Pittsburgh, Sarah has applied her tireless work ethic to a comprehensive, visual exploratory process, informed by client goals and business strategy.

After a career of marketing strategies, photoshoots, and all things rag right, Sarah has returned to her desire of the process of making by hand. What began as a simple creative exercise at the end of the day quickly evolved into a collection of surface designs, painted exclusively in gouache. Sarah has always been influenced throughout her career by pattern as a visual and organizational tool. Her latest works explore the integration of imperfection and repetition to create rich patterns. The abstracted oral and geometric forms are ethereal and calm, lending themselves to a variety of applications for the curated home.

In addition to her collaborations with interior designers and an upcoming line of products with a home decor brand, Sarah’s work is currently being distributed as wall decor to the trade by the London-based fine art publisher Rosenstiel. This coming spring, Sarah will launch her debut collection of wallpaper at ICFF 2019 in New York.

Sarah received a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. Between overseeing her design consultancy, painting what she sees, and keeping up with her second grader, she patiently pursues her interest in learning the French language.

Sarah welcomes commissions, partnerships, and collaborations which extend the hand-painted designs to bespoke interiors and consumer products. 

PRESS inquiries

Please contact Andrew Joseph PR for press inquiries, additional images, and more information.

RECENT PRESS

Aspire Design and Home
March 2019

Pattern Observer
January 2019

Pattern Observer
May 2018

On the Surface
May 2018