e.VIII: The Art of Online Dating
with artist and designer Sarey Ruden
Coming June 10. Listen here.
Sarey Ruden is a creative director and graphic designer from Detroit, MI. After years of online dating disasters, she became inspired to turn all the creepy, cruel, and often funny text messages she received into works of art called Sareytales.
Combining her passion for art and design with a portfolio of dating fiascos that would rival most, Sareytales transform the creepy, cruel, and more often than not, obscene messages she receives on dating apps such as Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, Match.com, Bumble, Tinder, and Jdate into works of art.
What began as a fun little project of crafting clever designs from cruel words has turned into something much larger. Sareytales has since evolved into a platform which empowers other women to stand up to the online bullying, anti-semitism and cyber-sexual harassment culture of online-dating. Sareytales is turning ugly into art, one text at a time.