Sandra Salamony is an art director, writer, and artist living in Traverse City, Michigan. After studying graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and New England School of Art & Design, she became the Publication Director at New England Conservatory, and then Creative Director for Sky Publishing (now New Track Media), in Cambridge, MA.
She is currently a freelance graphic designer and art director specializing in book and magazine design, and she occasionally writes books on popular topics in crafting. Her design work has won CASE and Folio awards, and her artwork and fine craft design have been featured in galleries, books, magazines, and on television. Most recently, she completed curating "1000 Artists' Books" for Quarry Books, along with co-authors Peter & Donna Thomas.
In addition to her individual freelance projects, Sandra is a member of Complex Stories, a small collaborative group of illustrators, writers, and designers who focus on helping clients explain difficult concepts, making the abstract accessible. She also volunteers at paperworks studio, a program of Goodwill Industries that employs disabled and disadvantaged adults to make handmade paper from recycled materials including Lee Jeans cloth remnants, used coffee grinds, used beer hops, and vintage wool sweater leftovers.
Asteroid 12780 was named in her honor for her work in bringing the science and hobby of astronomy to the general public.
As an artist, she mainly works in encaustics incorporating her photography. Her piece "Plan B" won first place in the All State / All Media juried exhibition held by the artcenter Traverse City in 2008. Other pieces have been featured in juried exhibitions around the country.
She also plays the banjo [insert banjo joke here].
“Sandra is one of the most talented designers I know, someone who can identify quickly, almost intuitively, with our needs and deliver a product that is fresh and original. . . .” —Victoria Sutherland, former Publisher, Spirituality & Health magazine
“. . . Sandra always brings exciting ideas to the table, and is a great creative collaborator who can take an idea or some direction and really run with it. . . . ” —Mary Ann Hall, Executive Editor, Acquisitions, Rockport Publishers / Quarry Books
“. . . Sandra managed a department which met deadlines, collaborated well with editors, and contributed to making the magazine and website an editorial, design, and financial success. . . .” —Susan B. Lit, former Publisher, Sky Publishing Corporation