As a Creative Director I have worked with 100+ multinational corporations, mostly in the Financial sector. My main focus has always been on innovation, strategy, growth and new business development through creativity and design.
Empowering others is what I love the most. I mentor design leaders and students from all over the world and design creative education. I also build teams and processes to help design grow inside organizations.
Different organizations require different team setups:s hould the team be all generalists or specialists? What should the workflows be like?
Some people say design doesn't scale. However, it does if we balance 3 areas: processes,Design Systems, and creative freedom.
Finding great talent is just step 1. After that comes performance management, effective feedback, and growth opportunities.
In my last position as Head of Curriculum and Mentorship at Designlab, I led the internal efforts on creative courses, as well as managing and coaching a network of 400+ mentors.
You can find me auditing, consulting, and advising on design projects and team building for international companies as part of the amazing Toptal network.
Sara’s strongest point is how quickly she learns and adapts to not only any team but also even the most complex line of businesses. This makes her a natural strategist that is able to make order out of the messiest chaos and even create a great solutions out of thin air.
My learning experience was most definitely shaped by Sara's brilliant expertise and her support. Whenever I faced challenges, Sara would draw from her own industry experiences to provide valuable insights and tips but still ultimately empowered me to be confident in my design decisions.
I had the pleasure of working with her on a few projects. She quickly understands the customers' businesses which I believe it's a very important skill to have on the design process. Her communication and user experience knowledge makes her a great and valuable designer.
Despite her youth, Sara is confident and experienced, but also listens to other people’s ideas and opinions. She is a natural leader who effortlessly grasps complex ideas and concepts and guides the craft required to deliver undeniably good digital experiences.
Sara is an amazing designer, teacher, and listener, and I am extremely fortunate to have had her as my mentor. I cannot recommend her enough based on her vast experience in design, her friendly and positive attitude, and her amazing ability to assess and tackle any situation as they came.
Sara is an excellent mentor. She's incredibly challenging, friendly, knowledgeable, and constantly engaging. Her enthusiastic personality is addictive. Sara manages a large group of students but I never felt pushed to the side. I'm very grateful for being paired with her.