Art Director, University Communications
BFA, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sarah Dukes is the art director of Bradley Hilltopics and Bradley Works magazines. She is responsible for all art, layout, and production of both publications, as well as directing the Web and social media presence for Hilltopics. She designs various other projects for University Communications and provides design consulting for University departments. Before joining Bradley in August 2007, Sarah held design positions at several central Illinois ad agencies and design firms.
“My role at Bradley Hilltopics is to partner with Duane Zehr, our campus photographer, to visually entice you to learn about the many wonderful stories Bradley inspires. My favorite project so far has been the cover of our spring 2009 issue, featuring Ray LaHood ’71 HON ’11 and President Barack Obama in front of Caterpillar’s environmentally friendly electric-drive tractor technology, which was developed by Mike Betz ’87. Titled “Working Together,” it’s a wonderful statement of American innovation and partnership. LaHood and Obama signed a copy of the cover for us, which now resides in President Glasser’s office. I’m so proud of those Bradley graduates! I come from a long Bradley family tradition myself: my grandfather and two of his brothers graduated from Bradley, as well as four other members of my extended family. My husband Matt and I live with our son Sam in Marquette Heights.”