The woman behind the mask

Our Friends in the North is the studio of designer Sarah Gill. Her work skates the line between aesthetics and function, resulting in projects that are beautifully presented and purposefully built.

Having cut her teeth at an agency working within the charities and social sector, she remains dedicated to working with organisations putting some good out into the world.

After a stint down South, and then in Vancouver, Sarah returned to her Northern roots and settled in Leeds. From here, she continues to work with clients from across the globe. When not at her desk, you can find her down at the allotment, or snuggling her co-worker Toby, the Romanian mutt.

“It was a real joy to work with Sarah. She brought our ideas to life, advised on the best way of conveying information and managed the project extremely efficiently so that everything was done on time. I would definitely work with Sarah again.”

Rosa, The UK fund for women and girls

Sarah is a very talented and creative designer who has done everything from print ads to website design and development for us. We had the pleasure of working together when she was living in Vancouver and enjoyed the experience so much, we continue to work with her for special projects. We highly recommend Sarah to those looking for a professional designer.

Head of Marketing, Tap & Barrel Restaurants

As new business owners Sarah made it easy to design our logos and our website. She thinks outside the box and is 100% open to your ideas. Having Sarah on our team has made this process seamless for us.

Owners of The Hard Bean Brunch Co & New Rhodes Construction

Sarah brings a deep understanding of a brief and an experienced design eye to any project.

Her work on Healthy Returns inspired confidence from our team and external partners from the outset. Sarah designed beautiful, simple data visuals, a professional finished product and responded brilliantly to a dynamic and developing project from start to finish.

Communications Manager, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity

The creativity and commitment Sarah brings to her design is phenomenal. Her thinking is always ideas-led and beautiful executed. With Sarah on board, your project will not only run smoothly but be a beautiful piece of visual communication.

Former Head of Creative, Matter&Co

Sarah explored numerous brand concepts for a new range of products that we’d developed. She did an extremely professional job and brought her tremendous creativity to bear on the problem. We’d highly recommend her to others, but only on the condition she is still is able to work with us again.

Head of Marketing, Grahams Bakery

We absolutely loved the work Sarah did for us on the Numbers for Good rebrand. She is creative, disciplined and delivers the goods. We would definitely work with her again and highly recommend her to other organisations looking for a multi-disciplinary designer

Head of Community, Numbers for Good