Sarah Berkeley is an efficiency nerd, web designer, photographer, and conceptual artist who combines her strategic thinking, tech and art skills to help other artists build creative careers.
She holds an MFA in Art + Design from the University of Michigan and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska. She started her career as a UI/UX designer in New York City, and later moved to Berlin, Germany to pursue her art career and live a bohemian lifestyle. After three years in Berlin, she returned to the United States for graduate school. Following her MFA, she began mentoring artists at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, many of whom have gone on to run successful creative businesses.
In 2013 she transferred to a tenure track professorship at Nebraska Wesleyan University, which she left in 2018 to pursue The Unknown! That year she did her first three triathlons, founded an artist residency program, performed in Seattle and hiked the 273 mile Vermont Long Trail. In 2019 she hiked the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail.
The signs that appeared during the downtime after the hike led Sarah to found Expansive Media, her web design and marketing company. She strives to help her clients and students align with their core values and experience immense freedom through their work.