Sarey Ruden, creator of Sareytales

About Sarey(TALES)

Sareytales are the original designs and illustrations inspired by real text messages I have received during my online dating experiences. After years of working as a graphic designer and art director for agencies in New York and Detroit, I decided to put my talents to work for a more personal cause.

Combining my 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 I receive on dating apps such as Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, Match, 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.

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Sarey 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.