Photo of Sarah sitting on the couch with her laptop

About me

I'm a Senior Product Designer who's been working in tech since the early 2000s in various roles of design and leadership. I've worked on market-leading SaaS applications in established organizations, serviced clients in agency and consulting environments, and acted as the sole designer in a popular mobile startup. Most recently, I was a UX Manager at Shopify.

I am comfortable working with multi-disciplinary, remote teams and leading design initiatives, redesigns, and new projects. I am happiest and most productive in cultures that value research, strategy, ideation, and planning.

I'm currently available for work. If your team or product is looking for a seasoned and strategic designer, I'd love to talk to you about your needs.

I live in Vancouver, BC, where some people think it rains too much. Compared to the rest of Canada, I find the climate mild and lush. Plus, we have mountains, which I love. When the snow is good, I try and get out to snowboard or snowshoe.

I love Vinyasa and Restorative/Yin yoga. I obtained my Yoga teacher's certification in 2013, but took a break from practicing due to an injury. Currently, I am rediscovering the joy I get from movement and breath.

In the near future I'd like to have a home nestled in the mountains with two dogs, a garden, and some chickens.

Sarah snowshoeing in the trees

Recent Experience

Lead Instructor
Oct 2018 — May 2022
UX Manager
Jun 2019 — Jan 2021
Senior Designer/Facilitator
Nov 2018 — May 2019
UX Team Lead
Apr 2016 — Aug 2018

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Skills

Product Design
Responsive Design
Webflow
HTML/CSS
UX Strategy
Research & Discovery
Design Thinking
Facilitation
Agile/Scrum
Leadership
Coaching

Certifications & Education

ShiftNudge, 2021
Figma Academy, 2021
Flux Academy, 2021
Brainstation, 2020
Emily Carr, 2018 – 2019
Nielsen Norman Group, 2017
Interaction Design Foundation, 2015 – Present
Diploma, Multimedia Design and Communications
Applied Multimedia, 1999 – 2000

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