As a Creative Director I have worked with 100+ multinational corporations, mostly in the Financial sector. My main focus has been on innovation, strategy, growth and new business development through creativity and design.
Empowering others is what I love the most. I design creative education and mentor design leaders and students from all over the world. I also build teams and processes to help design grow inside organizations.
As Head of Curriculum and Mentorship at Designlab, I lead the internal efforts with new curriculum for design courses, as well as recruiting and training 400+ mentors and work directly with students from all over the world.
Complexity is my comfort zone. You can find me auditing, consulting, and advising on design projects and team building for international companies as part of the amazing Toptal network.
Different organizations require different team setups: should 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.
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.
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.
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.
Her constant enthusiasm and positivity motivated and inspired me. When giving constructive criticism, she always remained encouraging. With her highly experienced background and great mentoring skills I would absolutely recommend her as a mentor or lead to a design team.
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.