Photo by  Eric Medsker

Photo by Eric Medsker

Virginia is a multidisciplinary designer and art director working in Brooklyn by way of Austin, Baltimore, and London (UNC B.F.A., MICA M.F.A.). Previously at Canary, Huge, Pentagram, and The British Museum, she currently runs her own studio focusing on personal and commissioned projects.

In her spare time she’s the Creative Director and Co-founder of Into Quarterly and studies with The Writers Studio. She has also taught design courses at the Art Institute, led classes and workshops at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and has been a guest critic at Parsons School of Design.


To get in touch: vsasser@gmail.com

studio clients

Oscar Mayer
Lincoln Motor Company
The British Museum
Amazon Web Services


Revolt TV
President Cheese
Diageo (pitch phase)
Audi (pitch phase)
SEAT (Volkswagon Group)

pentagram CLIENTS

The New York Times
Herman Miller
The Barnes Foundation
Art of Shaving
Doris Duke Foundation


select features

Airbnbmag (Hearst), Spring 2018 print issue
Into Quarterly, Austin, Richmond, and Minneapolis Volumes, 2016, 2017
Designing for Social Change, by Andrew Shea, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012
Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming, edited by Ellen Lupton, PA Press, 2011
Ink: A Design Magazine, Volumes I and III, 2010 & 2011
Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects, by Inna Alesina and Ellen Lupton, PA Press
Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students, 2nd Edition, Ellen Lupton, PA Press

press & exhibitions

West Elm Austin, Artist Feature, 2016
AIGA Fresh Grad Showcase, "Recent MFA recipients chosen from some of the most respected schools in the country, dazzle with wonders from their graduate projects," 2010
MICA MFA Thesis Show, 2010
Print magazine's Regional Design Annual, Mid Atlantic Award, 2009
ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) New York, 2009
Metropolis Mag Editor's Pick at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), 2009
MICA juried exhibition, Spring 2009

published writing & interviews

Graphic Design Thinking: Beyond Brainstorming, edited by Ellen Lupton, PA Press
Hazel & Wren: The Writing Life, 2017
The Designer's Review of Books
I.D. magazine, Spanish Design Issue
University and College Designer's Association Design Education Summit Publication, 2009