About Sarah Spencer

Sarah Spencer is a professional visual storyteller. When she is not drawing in her studio, Sarah’s quick wit and magical drawing skills capture live, of-the-moment stories as they are told. Sarah listens to speakers and storytellers and draws out the meaning from the spoken word. Audiences are delighted to be part of the creation of live, visual art, and the speaker is amazed to see words represented visually.

Sarah’s craft in drawing derives from her love of comics. Before Sarah was old enough to read, she rushed to get a hold of the Sunday Funnies. The pictures communicated even when the words did not. In those days, she waited impatiently for her father to finish his first cup of coffee so she could sit on his lap while he read to her.

Sarah holds a BA in graphic design from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Professional Project Management Certification from PMI.org. She is an experienced creative thinker and doer across many disciplines. Sarah is highly sought after to simplify complexity through her deep thinking and specialized craft. Sarah is a published illustrator and writer, award-winning designer, creative workshop facilitator, graphic recorder, graphic facilitator, and process designer.

Happy inside the 1963 Airstream Trailer nestled in her lush garden, Sarah pursues her love of stories, comic tales, and metaphorical wonders by expressing her craft in myriad ways. Paper crafting with scissors and glue is especially satisfying, as is drawing on paper and the iPad.

Sarah Spencer is the founder of 26 Letters Studio. She is a storyteller, professional listener, graphic facilitator and tool builder who has decades of experience training people in leadership positions to be more creative and innovative. Her magic is in creating an environment for learning that releases anxiety and supports innovative thinking.

Her years of research into culture, play, and creativity have resulted in an array of tools and techniques to guide participants through road-blocks and challenges in professional arenas. Visualization is the key component to success, and Sarah’s expert direction illuminates the power of visual communication for greater understanding, retention and creativity.

Sarah loves life in the Sonoran desert with frequent jaunts to the mountains to refuel her soul. Her interests include writing, drawing, hiking, gardening, biking, snow skiing and road-tripping around the World.

I simplify complexity through visualization – primarily by drawing complex content into easy-to-read visuals. My experience working with a broad set of professionals has educated me on the need to communicate more clearly to improve innovation and understanding.”
— Sarah Spencer, 26 Letters Studio

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