Sarah Takesh is the Creative and Managing Director of Tarsian & Blinkley. Takesh, the reluctant pragmatist, chose business school over art school to further her education, but intent on making the most of it, spent her “summer internship” in war-torn Kabul and used her newly acquired “teamwork” skills to extract financial projection spreadsheets out of her clever classmates. She won the Grand Prize at the Berkeley and Columbia business schools’ National Social Venture Competition, (www.socialvc.net) for Best Blended Value Proposition for social and financial return on investment and literally the day after graduating, packed her bags and left for Kabul.
Sarah Takesh obtained a BA in Architecture from Columbia University and after completing a host of fashion design courses at Parsons School of Design, served in design, production, and sourcing roles at two New York City-based fashion startups. She worked on long term projects at firms such as Michael Kors and Donna Karan and collected two seasons of invaluable wholesale experience for two European designer labels, Alberta Ferretti and Romeo Gigli. She later departed from fashion to serve as a founding employee at EluSys Therapeutics, a biotech company, and later, as founder and Director of Strategic Development of Sensatex, a textile and wearable computing venture. Ms. Takesh is an avid traveler with a passionate and longstanding interest in Afghan art and society and has traveled to the region on numerous trips over the past several years.
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