Sara De Bondt is a London-based, Belgian graphic designer and she is also publisher and editor of Occational Papers, a non-profit publisher of affordable books on the history of architecture, art, design, film and literature. Making knowledge available and affordable to all has become one of her central issues since starting Sara De Bondt studio in 2003. The studio’s approach is research and idea driven, with strong emphasis on visual clarity and typographic detailing.
It actively seeks out collaboration, both with its clients and colleagues, which has led to a wide range of projects from international clients such as Guggenheim, WIELS, Tate, ICA, V&A, Artissima, Interieur 2010, WIELS, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, MK Gallery, and many more.
Sara is a Visiting Professor at School of Arts, Ghent, and previously taught at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. She has given talks and workshops at conferences such as Integrated (Antwerp), Spark (Auckland), Otis (Los Angeles) and Kolla (Stockholm). In 2008 she founded Occasional Papers together with Antony Hudek, and since then has co-edited three books: The Master Builder: Talking with Ken Briggs, The Form of the Book Book (with Fraser Muggeridge) and Graphic Design: History in the Writing (1983–2011) (with Catherine de Smet).