About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

About

Art Ecology Design is a boutique business development and ecological design practice that provides design, project management, financial planning, and marketing design to some of the most innovative creatives, projects, and emerging companies addressing Climate Change. Our team has been practicing ecological design and developing climate-positive interventions for over a decade.

 

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Our team knows that finding the right team to develop your project is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Designers

 
 
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Partner

Sarah Baxendell

Sarah Ashley Baxendell is an educator, nonprofit and business development consultant, ecological, permaculture, and urban planner known for her involvement in groundbreaking local food supply projects and urban ecological intervention programs which help communities connect with their natural environment. 

As a fundraiser and grant writer with over a decade of experience, Sarah brings a holistic approach to project design, planning, and funding that personalizes the way urban ecology projects positively impact communities.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
B.S., Finance, 2008

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
B.S., Marketing, 2008

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sustainable Design Entrepreneurship Certificate, 2010

BIOREGIONAL CENTER FOR PERMACULTURE LIVING
Permaculture Design Certificate, 2011

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
Desktop Publishing Certificate, 2014

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
Website Design Fundamental Certificate, 2014

LANDMARK FORUM
2018

LANDMARK ADVANCED
2018

PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE OF NORTH AMERICA
Candidate, Permaculture Site Design Degree

PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE OF NORTH AMERICA
Candidate, Community Organizing and Development Degree

Project Management + Ecological Design

  • Executive Director, Hilltop Urban Farm, 2018-2019

  • Director, Green Space Projects, Hilltop Alliance, 2018

  • Project Manager, Green Space Asset Development, Hilltop Alliance, 2015-2018

  • Lead Designer, Permatecture Design, 2012-2015

  • Ecological Design Assistant, Three Sisters Farm Permaculture Design, 2014

  • Work Trade Coordinator, North American Permaculture Convergence, 2014

Finance + Brand Management

  • Finance Committee, Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, 2016-2018

  • Executive Assistant, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of Advising, Indiana University, 2014

  • Senior Inventory Planner + Vendor Analyst, Macy’s Inc, 2010-2012

  • Client Service Account Officer, JP Morgan Private Bank, 2009

Instruction + Research

  • Instructor, Urban Ecological Intervention Case Studies: Scalable Permaculture, Pennsylvania Permaculture Convergence, 2017

  • Instructor, Principles in Action: Fundraising and Planning Your Permaculture Projects, Pennsylvania Permaculture Convergence, 2017

  • Instructor, Herbal Academy, Corner Alchemy Apothecary, 2016-2019

  • Education Director, Permatecture Design, 2012-2015

  • Undergraduate Food Studies Certificate Design Team, Indiana University Bloomington Food Working Group, 2014

  • Instructor, Global Food Systems and Seed Supplies, Firefly Gathering, 2014

  • Instructor, Global Food Systems and Seed Supplies, Florida Earth Skills Gathering, 2013

  • Education Coordinator, Arc 38, 2012

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Marketing, University of Delaware, 2007-2008

  • Research Assistant, Department of Marketing, University of Delaware, 2007-2008