Sarah Parmenter, Designer & Social Media Consultant

Creating websites and web content since 2001, Sarah Jane Parmenter is a designer, social media consultant, and tech, beauty, and travel blogger who divides her time between Leigh-on-Sea, UK, and New York, NY. Having established herself as a stage and television actor while still a teenager, Sarah pivoted to become a designer at age 19. Within a few years, she had gained international renown and respect creating websites and iOS applications for clients including Blackberry, News International, STV, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation of America.

Sarah Parmenter, Designer & Social Media Consultant

In 2011, at .net Magazine’s annual awards show, Sarah’s peers voted her “Designer of the Year.” She followed up on that success by branching into social media branding and consulting for major celebrities during a stint on the American west coast—while simultaneously cofounding, developing, and selling a podcast application to a major player in the space.

Following the sale of her application, Sarah returned to design, branding, and consulting for a shortlist of clients—work she pursues both independently and through studio.zeldman. In our studio, she specializes in brand and interaction design, and consults on brand and social media strategy.

Of Note

The Great Discontent – Sarah Parmenter
December 27, 2012

Celebrating Women in Technology
The British Library, (video), March 6, 2012

The Net Awards 2011 Awards Ceremony
(video), November 29, 2011

Ask Dr Web Live with Jeffrey Zeldman
A List Apart, (video + transcript), December 02, 2015

Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 years of Web Design and Community
Lynda.com, (video), August 28, 2014

Designing Using Data
An Event Apart, (video), Orlando 2014

The Future of Beautiful iOS Design
Future Insights, London (video), March 21, 2013

Designing Using Data
Future Insights, London (video), December 3, 2014

Team Treehouse Interview
(video), July 10, 2014

User Interface Design
Course on Treehouse

The Big Web Show with Dan Benjamin & Jeffrey Zeldman
April 7, 2011

Women in Web Design
Smashing Magazine, Group Interview, May 11, 2010

Boagworld 200th Episode Special
February 19, 2010

40 of the most notable and prominent female designers

50 Best Female Web Designers around the world
indeziner.com, June 12, 2009

25 Female Web Designers
By Lee Munroe, October 2008

Co-host of Boagworld Podcast 176
July 29, 2009

Co-host of Boagworld Podcast 159
April 01, 2009

.net magazine, double page feature spread
.net Magazine, December 2005

10 top designers take the Steven Stephenson challenge
Smashing Magazine, April 01, 2009

.net Magazine – contributor to various features
.net Magazine, September 2005

Web Design talk to Students on 19th March 08 about web design career prospects.