Charrette: Branding Re-Fresh & Business Development Jump-Start

You are a creative who helps others realize their visions - but when was the last time you thought critically about your own brand identity?

This workshop will provide tools to start or re-fresh a brand from a place of true and authentic character and diversity – providing groundwork to grow and evolve your brand identity to match your values and vision for your company. Sara will work with each participant to help weave your visual approach into a brief Business Development Strategy, and give you the tools to help you think about sustainable growth by creating a framework to generate opportunities for strategic partnerships.


Workshop Details:

  • First Session: Tuesday 6/9, 10AM-12PM
  • Second Session: Thursday 6/11, 10AM-12PM

Registering for the workshop registers you for BOTH online sessions.

All online workshop sessions happen on Zoom. A link to the Zoom room will be emailed to participants before the first session.


* DESIGNxRI has a funding partnership with the State of RI that can cover all costs of the participation if you meet the eligibility requirements. Once your eligibility is confirmed, a comprehensive REAL JOBS RI enrollment package will be emailed to you to complete your FREE participation. All paperwork MUST be filled out BEFORE the workshop to participate in the workshop. You must be able to attend all sessions of your workshop in order to qualify for this grant.


Founder of Studio MO, Formerly O&G Studio

Sara Ossana

Sara Ossana is a designer, entrepreneur, business & manufacturing consultant, professor and restauranteur. She is a Founding Partner and former co-owner of O&G Studio for a decade, an award-winning furniture company focused on American-made contemporary furniture and accessories. Her design work has garnered International acclaim being featured in the London Design Museum in 2017 and was also a Best of the Year Award finalist with Interior Design Magazine for product design in 2018.

She is a member of the New York based Female Design Council and has had strategic partnerships with Anthropologie Home, Williams-Sonoma, 1st Dibs and Tommy Hilfiger. She has been published extensively both domestically and abroad in shelter and design magazines including: The World of Interiors, Architect’s Newspaper, Dwell, The New York Times, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest and named one of Ten Contemporary Designers to Collect Today by Vogue.

She is a faculty member of both the Furniture and Interior Architecture Departments at RISD and was a full-time faculty member in the Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Department at Brown University.

In 2019 she founded Studio MO, focused on R&D and cross-industry connectivity exploring initiatives balancing business development and social responsibility, the first being re-thinking the Assisted Living housing model focusing on the aging population in society. Originally from Arizona, Sara Ossana primarily resides in Rhode Island