Sarah Canon

Hello! Welcome to my page! Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Sarah Canon. I love Jesus, adventure, anything athletic, books, and capturing/enjoying the beauty of the world around me.

My Family & The Logo

Left to right: Andrew, Jessica, Stephanie, Rachel, Dawn (mom), Doug (dad), Sarah (me), Amy, Trevor, and Jacqueline.

I grew up in a house on a hill with a family of ten. Being the second oldest of eight kids (six girls and two boys), my life has been extremely chaotic and I absolutely agree that my parents are crazy. However, my large family gave me a very unique experience for life, and it has shaped me into me. My logo branches as a symbol for my family: not only is it the shape of an 8 to recognize all of my siblings and myself, but it is also made up of my initials (SC) to remind me of my family name. I do not own an actual studio (yet), and my work is simply a hobby at this point, so this isn't a professional business or anything, but I enjoy what I do and I cannot wait to see where it goes!

My life in 8 photos.

Future goals: Because of that crowded house on a hill, I became a blend of many interests and abilities. I would love to use these to help advance the education of the next generation by working with a variety of teams to write textbooks, create documentaries, or even work one-on-one with students. I am devoted to developing others into unique individuals with a broad perspective--who understand and love the people, world, and life around them.

A peek into my family life:



The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2017-Present
College of Liberal Arts
Pursuing an M.S. in Scientific and Technical Communication. GPA: N/A. Expected to graduate August 2018.

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2014-2017
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
B.S. in Technical Communication with a minor in Critical Studies in Design and a Leadership Certificate. GPA: 3.65; Dean’s List for all semesters. Degree received in May of 2017.

Financed by: The Muriel & Bruce Hach Scholarship; H.S. Ostlin Memorial Scholarship; Craig Hansen and Judith-Ralston Hansen Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarship; ISU Academic Scholarship; Ames Rotary Scholarship; Beta Tau Delta Scholarship; Kiwanis Club of Ames Scholarship; Grace Bauske Memorial Scholarship; the Walvoord Family Scholarship, and the Scott Berryhill Scholarship

Des Moines Area Community College, Ames, IA, 2012-2014
Dual-enrolled while in high school, reaching towards a degree in Technical Communications with an emphasis in Visual Communications. GPA: 3.8/4.0
Placed on the President’s List, presented with the Platinum Certificate and the Academy Award Certificate in Visual Communications. 
                 Financed by: Ames High School



The African Lion and Environmental Research Trust, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, June 2016-August 2016
Intern for the wildlife photography/videography and conservation projects: partnering with the research team to photographically document animals in Zambezi National Park; creating a short informational documentary for the human-wildlife conflict mitigation research project; developing promotional videos for available volunteer projects; assisting with logistical data. 40+ hours per week.

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, June 2014-Present
Manager for the Iowa State University Women’s Basketball team: assisting with summer basketball camps, preparing supplies, running the clock, cleanup, transportation, typing and binding forms, traveling to every game, taking stats, filming, and making sure everything runs smoothly. 10-30 hours per week, depending on the time in the season.

Syngenta: Slater, Iowa, 2010-2014
Employed by Advanced Services
Crew Leader and Field Worker, pollinating corn throughout the summer. 40-60 hours per week for two months every summer.

Child & Pet Care 2007-Present
Taking care of children and walking dogs multiple times weekly.

Skills & Interests

Photography: Wildlife, weddings, senior and family portraits, as well as my own artistic images.

Scholastics Art & Writing Awards include: three Gold Keys, two Silver Keys, one Honorable Mention.

Other: Central Iowa Metropolitan League art show Honorable Mention; Recognition from the Iowa State Historical Museum and the Des Moines Arts Center.

Graphic Design:

  • Proficient in Adobe products, including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier. 
  • Expert in Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs.
  • Experienced in HTML and CSS coding with a basic understanding of PHP and JavaScript.
    • Architect of the website for Iowa State's chapter of Circle K International 
    • Creating unique business cards for local individuals
    • Designer of announcements, tickets and posters for the annual Meeker Elementary Daddy-Daughter Dance
    • Generator of the annual Circle 5K t-shirt design
    • Producer of invitations and posters for the 45th Ames High Class of 1969 Reunion
    • Developed posters for Ames High’s food packaging event through Meals from the Heartland
    • Head of computer and video recording/editing for Ames High basketball games (2012-2014)
    • Creator of various documentaries, historical information and literature interpretation videos

Other Interests:

Backpacking, water skiing, kayaking, rollerblading, biking, French, reading, writing (published on The Orange Journal), basketball, cooking/baking, art history, interior design, and architecture.

Volunteer & Service Activities


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