Photo by Eric Medsker

Photo by Eric Medsker

Virginia is an artist, 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.

She's also the Creative Director and Co-founder of Into Quarterly and studies life drawing at the New York Studio School.


To get in touch: vsasser@gmail.com

select studio CLIENTs

Oscar Mayer
Lincoln Motor Company
The British Museum
Frank Miller Ink
Amazon Web Services


Revolt TV
President Cheese
Audi (pitch phase)

pentagram CLIENTS

Herman Miller
The Barnes Foundation
Art of Shaving
Doris Duke Foundation


select published work

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

select features

West Elm, Artist Pop-up Show with Into Quarterly, Austin TX 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
West Elm, solo artist pop-up show, Austin TX 2016
Print magazine's Regional Design Annual, Mid Atlantic Award, 2009
Metropolis Mag Editor's Pick at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), 2009
MICA juried exhibition, Spring 2009

Select published writing and interviews

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