Born, in 1979, in Peterhead, Scotland, Sarah Matthews (nee Norris) has, since childhood, enjoyed studying and learning, taking on any subject as a challenge and achieving a successful outcome.
Although she loved all academic subjects at secondary school, and was particularly fond of languages, she was more than miffed when her guidance teacher told her she should study home economics and not graphic communication, apparently she would find it more useful to learn how to make a pie for her husband! She did both!
Upon leaving school she worked in administration and accounts for six years before making the decision to pursue further education. She began with an HNC in Business Administration and Information Management and thereafter studied for two degrees at the University of Aberdeen. She was awarded the qualification of Master of
Arts with Honours for her undergraduate study in Language & Linguistics and Philosophy and a Master of Letters with Distinction for her postgraduate study in Philosophy. She also spent three years studying at doctoral level, but found that the role of tutor and lecturer that came with the responsibility, to be more enjoyable than the study itself!
Sarah's role in Rodney Matthews Studios is multi-faceted, as Rodney says, "I just do the drawings, Sarah does everything else!" Sarah is the accountant, the salesperson, the spokesperson, the event manager, the negotiator and the deal-maker. Her passion for learning and her adeptness at picking up new skills is endless. Sarah and Rodney work together on presentations for intellectual properties in the arena of animations, books and games. Sarah handles all the web design and computer generated graphics for projects including calendars, book layouts and the graphic design layout on albums.