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Creative Director, designer & mentor

Sara Vilas Santiago

Empowering others - that's what I do.
Whether that's through simplifying an interface so your customers have an easier time engaging with your business or through embedding Design Thinking on your internal teams to boost quality and collaboration, empowering is at my core.
I design, I teach, I build teams and I help with strategic growth decisions.

Creative Director, designer & mentor

Sara Vilas Santiago

Empowering others - that's what I do. 
Whether that's through simplifying an interface so your customers have an easier time engaging with your business or through embedding Design Thinking on your internal teams to boost quality and collaboration, empowering is at my core. 
I design, I teach, I build teams and I help with strategic growth decisions.

Design Management

I empower teams to become more collaborative and engaged on their work. I build strong teams and help them set up Design Systems that will make their day-to-day more efficient and your product more consistent.

Coaching & Mentoring

With a background in Graphic Design and extensive experience in UX and UI, I mentor designers to help them make the best work of their career. I'm currently Lead Mentor at Designlab

Long-Term Vision and Direction

I empower corporations to make the right strategic and growth decisions. Using Design Thinking and a Human-Centric collaborative approach, I can help you align your team and find the right way to move forward

Experimentation

In need for inspiration? Feeling stuck in what you currently have but don't know how to take it to the next level? I can help you with experimental prototypes that you can test with your customers to find new value propositions.

Design Audits

If you need a second eye ensuring your design is scalable, your documentation will be easily understood and followed or your Design System is on the right track or your brand is strong and consistent I'm happy to help.

UI/UX for Complex Projects

I design, too. I do UX and UI. Full process from researching your market and users all the way to polished designs and collaboration with developers. I'm enjoy the most those very complex projects where tasks can be simplified.

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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.

Robin Bultot

Global Head of Sales Engineering at Backbase

Sara is fully an idea creative individual. She can deeply understand a problem and brings a calmness to figuring out the best way of completing a project. I am extremely grateful that I met Sara and will always carry this experience with me through my journey.

Kelsey Page

UX Academy Graduate at Designlab

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.

Guilherme Medeiros

Lead Frontend Developer at mycujoo.tv

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.

Telma Rodrigues

Onboarding Officer at Backbase

Cheerful, open, and upbeat, Sara has a constant thirst to acquire knowledge in order to ensure her designs are relevant, innovative and coherent. She has a strong drive, and delivers extremely creative work while sticking to both strict deadlines and guidelines.

Alexander Schoen

Senior Business Analyst at Backbase

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.

Michael Messina

UX Academy Graduate at DesignLab

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LOCATION

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

E-MAIL

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Phone number

+31 646 624 199