About

Saranya Designs was established in 2005 by owner and designer Sarah Shahinian. Based out of New York City for over a decade, Sarah provided boutique web design services to professional actors, artists, and other creative individuals within the arts community.

After a brief hiatus overseas, Sarah has recently revamped the business to include additional services such as showreel editing, photo retouching, and tangible marketing materials such as postcards and business cards.

With Sarah’s previous industry experience both as an actor in NYC as well as a talent agent with Ian White Management in Melbourne, Australia, she is in a unique position to provide insight into the marketing demands of the acting industry, and to help customize the needs of her clients on a highly individualized basis.

Web Design

Saranya Designs offers boutique custom web design for professionals in the arts community.

“I kept putting off creating a professional portfolio website because I found the technical aspect very daunting. The extreme amount of time and care Sarah took in creating my website was world class and her communication while developing it was equally as excellent! A massive thank you to Saranya Designs for this wonderful online platform.”

Joe Meldrum, performer

PRICES*

*Prices quoted do not include domain name and hosting, which clients must purchase themselves directly from providers. Sarah is happy to discuss her recommendations based on individual needs.

Design Fee and Homepage*** $300
Additional Pages $50/page
Hourly Updates (after initial site active) $35/hour

*** All web design requires an initial deposit of $300 upfront, the remainder to be paid upon completion. If client is dissatisfied with design options presented, initial deposit is 50% refundable.

PORTFOLIO

Click any of the thumbnails below to explore samples of Sarah’s previous work.

“I have been working with Sarah and Saranya Designs for many years and she always, without exception, nails it.  Sarah brings a great mix of technical expertise and artistic sensibility to every site she’s done for me (9 so far!).  She’s very positive, insightful and works in a timely way.  Additionally she’s been a VERY patient teacher, helping me learn to make some minimal changes myself as things evolve. And her work, while expert, is very reasonably priced.  I can’t recommend her enough!”

Sean Grennan, playwright

Showreel Editing

A showreel is an actor’s most vital showcase within the industry, and can be invaluable for both on-camera and musical theatre work.

“I was super impressed with Sarah’s work. She knows the acting industry well and provided a slick and professional product.”

Kevin Dee, actor

PRICES

Showreel editing is billed at $75/hour.

***If this is your first showreel, we can discuss an initial flat fee based upon number of clips included and format of initial videos provided.

SAMPLE SHOWREELS

Photo Retouching

Saranya Designs offers a range of photo retouching options, from headshots and event photos, to digital photo restoration.

All work is billed hourly at $25/hour. Sample services include:

  • Blemish retouching
  • Color adjusting
  • Removing objects or backgrounds
  • Cleaning up stains on old scanned photos
stain removal and color correction
blemish removal and subtle wrinkle softening

Marketing Materials

Saranya Designs is available to assist in designing most promotional materials for printing or digital display. Email her for a specific quote based on your needs.

Here are a few examples of the most common requests:

BUSINESS CARD PRICES*

250 standard business cards:$75
500 standard business cards: $100
1000 standard business cards: $125

*Prices are quoted for standard size business card (3.43″ x 1.93″), color design on front, blank back, matte finish, includes shipping and handling, delivery time average of 2 weeks from final approval. For additional customization or rush orders, email Sarah for a quote.

POSTCARD PRICES**

100 standard postcards:$75
250 standard postcards: $125
500 standard postcards: $200

**Prices are quoted for standard size postcards (5.5″ x 4.25″), color design on front, black and white standard postcard format on back, includes shipping and handling, delivery time average of 2 weeks from final approval. For additional customization or rush orders, email Sarah for a quote.