Dionne Design

Hello, I am Sarah Sullivan

I AM OWNER AND DESIGNER OF DIONNE DESIGN. 

(DIONNE IS MY MAIDEN NAME BUT THE ALLITERATION WAS TOO GOOD TO GIVE UP WHEN I GOT MARRIED!)

I understand the passion that business owners carry with them because I’m an entrepreneur, raised by entrepreneurs.
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When I was  six weeks old, my parents moved from Detroit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We lived outside in a tent while they built a cabin from stone scavenged from farmers fields and other materials.

No one taught them how to do it. They just read a book and taught themselves.

Over the years, my parents have started several small businesses, from pottery, to furniture upholstery, to sculpture and writing. If they didn’t know how to do something, they learned and gave it a try. 

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My parents instilled in me qualities that I bring to everything I do.

INTEGRITY

an entreprenurial spirit

intellectual curisoity

creativity + ingenuity

a sense of adventure

In 2000, I taught myself web design and started designing sites for friends in bands or other small businesses.

In 2018, I quit my corporate job where I was a Communications Manager, to start my own design studio. 

I love using my creativity and years of experience to help independent business owners! 

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years as a designer
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years in business
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In 2000, I taught myself web design and started designing sites for friends in bands or other small businesses.

In 2018, I quit my corporate job where I was a Communications Manager, to start my own design studio. 

I love using my creativity and years of experience to help independent business owners! 

1
years as a designer
1
years in business

Entrepreneurs are my people!

My husband Tom and I live in Salem, Massachusetts on Boston’s North Shore which allows us to spend a fair amount of time at our favorite place: the beach.

(If you follow me on Instagram, you will see the beach and ocean as themes on feed.)

We also love traveling and have been all over the world, even living in South America for a year. I believe that travel is the most transformative thing you can do for yourself… besides a new brand or website, of course!

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A few of my favorite things:

way to relax

Picnic at the beach

interior style

Mid-century modern

TV show

The Office

morning ritual

Coffee + chia pudding

design program

Illustrator

Cocktail

Manhattan

happy place

Southern California

hobby

Photography

way to relax

Picnic at the beach

interior style

Mid-century Modern

TV show

The Office

coffee/tea

Coffee + chia pudding

design program

Illustrator

Cocktail

Manhattan

happy place

Southern California

hobby

Photography