Product Designer

About

 
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Hi there —

I’m Sarah — a product designer who is absolutely obsessed with design and it’s ability to enrich and facilitate human experiences. Equipped with the perspective of both an engineer and designer, I love being able to tie things together; figuring out how to uncover and weave user needs and insights through each stage of the design process to transform complex problems into elegant, easy-to-use products that resonate with people. 

I’m currently a designer at Microsoft, where I help design cloud computing products for Microsoft Azure. In my past life, I was a software developer building mobile apps for the healthcare medical records company, Epic.

When I'm not working, I'm spending most of my time hiking the wonderland that is the Pacific Northwest — camera in hand, of course. If I'm not doing that, you can likely find me capturing the local music scene down at the KEXP studio, biking along the Burke-Gilman, or planning my next overseas adventure (next up: New Zealand).  


education

M.S. Human Computer Interaction + Design
University of Washington
DUB Merit Fellowship
2015 to 2016

B.S. Computer Science
University of Notre Dame
Magna Cum Laude
2009 to 2013


WORK

Microsoft // Designer
Cloud Design Studio
2018 to present

Microsoft via Allovus Design // Designer
WDG: Enterprise + IT Services
2016 to 2017

Epic // Software Developer
Inpatient Rover - iOS
2013 to 2015

The Observer // Multimedia Editor, Photographer
University of Notre Dame
2009 to 2013


COMMUNITY

IxDA Seattle // Event Photographer
2018 to present

KEXP // Concert Photographer
2016 to present


Currently

   Reading
       Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
       / Yuval Noah Harari

       Leonardo di Vinci
       / Walter Isaacson


   Traveling
       Most recent: Denmark + Croatia
       Up next: New Zealand

   Listening
       Big Red Machine
       / Big Red Machine

       If I Say
       / Mumford & Sons


   Learning
       Snowboarding
       


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