Sara Jamshidi

Sara Jamshidi is a graphic designer and art director with MA in visual communication from the Royal College of Art. Sara is a research-based designer with a practice that spans between the realms of archives and special collections, museums and education, with an editorial design approach. 

Independent Iranian Stamp Committee commemorates events, people and humanitarian campaigns that are neglected and banned by the Iranian government.

Before attending RCA, Sara worked at Design Observer, where she was senior designer working on editorial and client projects as well as contributing to the website as a writer including for her column, The Observers. She is currently on the editorial board of Neshan magazine.

Sara has conducted workshops in the UK and US at the RCA and other universities and schools focusing on combining graphic design and collaborative approaches with social methods of learning. 

Royal College of Art
MA Visual Communicatin 

University of Connecticut
BFA Communication Design

Shahid Beheshti University

BSc Biology
Experience Top Shelf Design
Senior Graphic Designer 

Royal College of Art
Student assistant to archives and collections manager

Design Observer

Senior designer

AIGA Connecticut

Programming Director
Teaching Royal College of Art
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, 2019–Present 

Royal College of Art
Project Leader
AcrossRCA, Encounters with Collections
University of Connecticut
Teaching Assistant
Book design with Daphne Geismar, 2015; Design Center, 2014

Workshops GoLocal
Hove Park School in collaboration with  
RCA Visual Communication and Global Innovation Design, 
Design and Democracy
Royal College of Art, RCA Visual Communication and Sandberg Institute collaboration,
10x10 Letterpress workshop AIGA CT and University of Connecticut collaboration,

Sara’s work has been exhibited internationally at Dubai Design Week, Typographic Singularity in London, and AIGA 50 Books 50 Covers in New York, among other exhibitions. Sara has received several scholarhips including AIGA CT creative scholarship and was shortlisted for Art Directors Club’s Young Guns in 2016. She is awarded a grant by Magic of Persia foundation to develop her MA final project about Iranian stamps—Project M.

Analytical study of every official Iranian stamp printed after the  1979 Islamic revolution

For more information and to discuss a collaborations or commissions please contact Sara at

Royal College of Art Graduate Exhibition, London

Typographic Singularity, RCA, London
2017, 2018
Graphics RCA 50 Years and Beyond, Dubai Design Week, Dubai
AcrossRCA Exhibition, RCA
Magic of Persia Foundation, Project M, 2018

Varley Memorial Award developing GraphicsRCA Archive, 2018

50 Books|50 Covers
Winner for book and cover design, 2017

Art Directors Club Young Guns, Shortlisted, 2016
Selected Collaborations
through independent practice

Magic of Persia Foundation
Royal College of Art
Neshan Magazine
Daphne Geismar
American Institute of Graphic Arts, Connecticut Chapter
Hove Park School
Union Square Dental Practice
University of Connecticut
Yale School of Drama Annual Magazine

Selected Collaborations
through studio projects

Yale University School of Management
New York Times
Hotchkiss School
Watson Foundation

© Sara Jamshidi 2020
Sara Jamshidi,  Visual Communication RCA

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