Sarah Pottharst is Designer and Creative Services Specialist with 8 years of professional experience working with both well-established companies as well as startups in various cities around the world. As a graduate of the prestigious Parsons The New School in New York City, Sarah’s skillset includes Product Design, Art Direction and Digital Strategy. Over the years, she’s built a proven track record of successfully assisting companies hone in on their unique brand DNA and masterfully implementing it through various marketing & promotional mediums.
Her love of design began early on in childhood with a special focus on Fashion. After earning a Design degree, she began her career working for Oscar de la Renta in New York City, while also privately consulting design projects across the U.S.
In January 2016, Sarah moved to Italy to produce her own Womenswear brand, Per Vigore, and it was also during this time that her Creative Consulting grew exponentially. Impressed by her ability to launch a new brand, build it up and gain international traction, other companies around the globe sought her out for creative advice and design expertise.
Sarah currently lives in Venice, Italy, and continues to work freelance as a Creative Services Specialist for multiple companies and in a variety of industries worldwide.
Fun Facts About Sarah
I’m absolutely obsessed with hand embellishments - so much so that I moved to Paris for 6 months to become certified in Haute Couture Embroidery by Chanel’s very own embroidery house, Maison Lesage.
Questionable Home Decor…
Despite our better intuition on taste level, my husband & I find humor in keeping a fully-decorated & lit Christmas tree in our house year-round. He says: “It’s contemporary art!”
I tend to bring any conversation to a screeching halt if I see a cute dog walk by. Can’t help it. My apologies in advance if this occurs while we are talking!