Get to Know Sara

The Storymaker Guess what?

The Storymaker

Guess what? There’s a new member of the ANDERSON Team! Sara Cody is a designer by trade and strategic innovator at heart, and she’s also ANDERSON’s new Associate Creative Director. Get to know her below!

Describe your role at Anderson in 10 words or less…GO!

“Leading big ideas, backed by insight, to results-driven execution.”

What’s your go-to productivity trick?

“Taking a step away to help get back into work with a fresh perspective.”

What led you to this career path?

“When I was little, I carried around a wooden portfolio of art supplies and told everyone I was going to be an artist. That turned into more commercial art, which led to a focus on graphic design, which evolved into creative leadership.”

If you could add one thing to the office, what would it be?

“People! Excited to be back in person with a collaborative team after working remotely for so long.”

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?

“Never go to bed angry. If you have nothing nice to say, say the Hail Mary.”

Who inspires you?

“My mother. She is the most selfless, loving and faithful person I know. As an incredibly strong matriarch in our family, she follows the example of my grandparents.”

What are you passionate about?

“First and foremost, faith, family and friends—but I think travel would fall next in line. New places, new faces, new experiences. ”

What is your favorite thing about this career field?

“There is no right or wrong answer to the challenges we are asked to solve. Creative is not black and white. We operate often in gray ambiguity, but still find a way to create unique solutions that can result in positive change for brands and people alike.”

Favorite place in Arizona? In Phoenix?

“Greasewood Flats (no longer around, but used to be up in Cave Creek/Carefree Area). Or all the Verde River Valley Wineries in Sedona.”

What’s one thing you learned recently?

“How to DIY a panel wall to accent our guest bedroom. ”

What is your guilty pleasure?

“Bravo TV shows.”

Last but not least, what is your favorite thing about ANDERSON?

“The mutual excitement for growth and new perspectives…but the pup-friendly people are pretty great too.”