Hi again! my name is Sandra Méndez Sarmiento. After I graduated in 2011 as a Communications and Product Designer and before moving to Berlin (ja, ich kann gut deutsch!), I have worked for more than eight years as a Graphic Designer, Art Director and Visual Editor as a freelance and for various award winning design studios and independent publishing houses developing mainly, but not exclusively, branding and editorial projects. In January 2020 I got my MA Visual Strategies and Stories degree at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthoschule Halle.

In my projects I constantly question how design and visual culture perpetuate oppressive values and stereotypes, and propose ways to transform them through language and its materiality.

I'm currently available for either working on individual projects or becoming a permanent member of a team.

Looking forward to hear from you! Feel free to contact me via e-mail or let's share some stories here.





work

Freelance Art Director & Editor

Since 2014

Art Director
@Tragaluz Editores

Publishing House
Medellín, 09/2014—01/2016

Art Director
@Masif

Branding & Interior Design
Medellín, 01/2014—08/2014

Graphic Designer
@LIP Lucho Correa Studio

Branding & Communication Design
Bogotá, 03/2012—09/2013

Graphic Designer
@p576 Arutza Onzaga Studio

Editorial & Communication Design
Bogotá, 09/2010—02/2012

Graphic Designer
@Los Andes University + DEPAE

Information & Layout Design
Bogotá, 03/2010—08/2010

Student assistant by prof. Natalia Agudelo
@Los Andes University

Seminar: Art Direction and Product Design
Bogotá, 01/2009—08/2009

awards & exhibitions

Täglich geöffnet Exhibition

Burg Gallerie
Project: Schweineglück
Halle, 2019

Fête du graphisme 2 »Utopies & Réalités« Exhibition

with El Honorable Cartel Art collective
Paris, 2014

Communication Arts Awards. Editorial Design

Project: Religión Catódica
USA, 2012

3th Ibero-American Design Biennial. Award & Exhibition

Projects: Religión Catódica &
Paniqueso
Madrid, 2012

education

MA Visual Strategies and Stories (former Editorial Design)

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule
Halle, 2020

Specialization in Content Edition for Digital and Print Media

Antioquia University
Medellín, 2014

BA Design

Mayor in: Communication and Product Design
Los Andes University
Bogotá, 2011

other skills

Beginner at Frontend + Backend languages


Silkscreen Printing lover, maker + teacher sometimes


On location + Studio Photography (digital and analog) apprentice


Yoga practitioner + teacher sometimes


Knitting grandma in winter


Yeast fan and enthusiast