Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I just finished my finals for my first quarter of The Art Institute and I feel great. My only problem is I've been in a rut with self-confidence issues and mulling over  just how much I haven't been working or how far from my art/writing goals I am.

So I'm going to display my final here and just explain to you that my art is in a major work-in-progress stage. I'm just making a bunch of mistakes to better it.

This is a cd album project, designing an album representing me as an artist. So without further ado, here it is.

The Inside Case

The Outside Case

The CD Disc Design (with Template)

Business Card Design (Front)

Business Card Design (Back)

That's all for now, folks! Feel free to let me know what you think and/or leave helpful feedback.

Happy Fall!!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sound Boards Experiment

Hey everybody,

So I'm pretty sure the hiatus is over, for real this time. Maybe sometime in the future I'll really get the hang of this blogging regularly thing.

School has been awesome. I'm learning a lot about animation and refreshing my Photoshop skills at the same time. Not bad for my first quarter Post-Bach, eh? I'm super excited about this set of storyboards I did. They filed into a pretty rough animatic, but the sound is what I'm excited about. This is my first time recording dialogue in Storyboard Pro and using multiple layers of sound effects at the same time. It was super fun.

I do need to work on my acting, but that will progress in the future. I acted as the forest sprite, and my fiancé, Kyle Stroud, put his brilliant natural voice acting talent to work as the pirate/viking character. The video is below.

Sound Boards from Sarah Steele on Vimeo.

I'll do my best to make more posts soon. Thank you all for your patience and happy fall season!!