Sara Woolley is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been twice recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and most recently by 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
She has worked on a variety of exciting projects for clients including Scholastic, Random House, Parallax Press, The New Castle Science Convention, and Round Robin Editrice IT. She has also had the pleasure of creating innovative costume pieces, puppets and and props for film and theatrical performance. Credits include the feature film Monkey Bone, and Vital Children's Theater NYC. Sara also had the fun distinction of being chosen as the VOX Vodka featured Artist for Martini Week San Francisco.
Sara’s ongoing personal project, a fictionalized graphic memoir written collaboratively with her mother and art partner Leila Gómez Woolley, Los Pirineos the mostly true memoirs of Esperancita Gómez, was singled out for award by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. Los Pirineos chronicles a young girl’s upbringing in and eventual exile from Colombia told through the lens of childhood imagination. Researched on location in Colombia, it is at once deeply personal while giving voice to a common immigrant experience.
Sara currently teaches Illustration for the Academy of Art University, where she earned her MFA.