sarah carnes | creative marketing professional | columbia, mo

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EDUCATION

STEPHENS COLLEGE
2005-2007, Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Graphic Design & Marketing Communications.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
2003-2005, Pursued Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Graphic Design & Art History. Transferred to Stephens College in 2005.

ABOUT sarah carnes

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Sarah had an interest in art, writing and technology from a very early age. She spent her childhood building websites and designing album artwork. Fortunate enough to attend a high school that offered graphic design classes, she was able to pursue her passion and expertise earlier than most of her peers.

After two years at Northern Kentucky University, Sarah transferred to Stephens College in pursuit of smaller class sizes and an emphasis in marketing and communications, rather than fine art. Stephens College offered a one-on-one learning environment in which she excelled and customized her education.

Sarah has held various marketing and design positions including Brake Printing, Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan and Westminster College.

She currently serves as the Director of Marketing at Fresh Ideas Food, a dining services provider for colleges/universities and businesses. Fresh Ideas has experienced tremendous growth in the last five years, which has allowed her to innovate, lead and execute strategic marketing initiatives from the ground up while managing a team of digital marketers. Sarah manages and develops all marketing, communication, branding, digital communities and creative direction for Fresh Ideas and companies underneath the Fresh Force umbrella.

In addition to managing an award-winning in-house marketing team, she also leads, facilitates and manages all projects with external creative professionals, which includes video, photography and web design. Sarah serves on the Fresh Ideas operations team and reports directly to the COO while working closely with the Fresh Ideas owners, president, and corporate staff at the Columbia, MO headquarters.


AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

  • American Graphic Design Award from GD USA Magazine, Sales Proposal (2018)

  • 2nd Place Annual Conference Magazine (Print), United Methodist Association of Communicators (2018)

  • American In-House Design Award from GD USA Magazine, Product Packaging for PureFit (2017)

  • American In-House Design Award from GD USA Magazine, Identity Systems Category for FreshX (2016)

  • 2nd Place Annual Conference Magazine (Print), United Methodist Association of Communicators (2014)

  • 2nd Place Annual Conference Magazine (Web), United Methodist Association of Communicators (2014)

  • DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial, Regional Magazine Award of Excellence (2014)

  • 1st Place Annual Conference Magazine, United Methodist Association of Communicators (2013)

  • American In-House Design Award from GD USA Magazine (2011)

  • Judges' Choice Award, Gold ADDY and Silver ADDY from Mid Missouri Advertising Federation (2007)

  • Adjunct Instructor, Stephens College (2016)