I'm Sara

I’m a user experience & user interface designer (and occasional front-end dev) based in Ottawa.

I believe in creating digital experiences that empower users, that good design can change the world, and that breakfast food is the best food, period.

More About Me

I'm Sara

I’m a user experience & user interface designer (and occasional front-end dev) based in Ottawa.

I believe in creating digital experiences that empower users, that good design can change the world, and that breakfast food is the best food, period.

I’m currently employed as a UX / UI Designer in the medical tech sector, and volunteer as a lead instructor and mentor with Ladies Learning Code. I believe in creating digital experiences that empower and delight users, and in the importance of fostering digital literacy in women and youth.

I was trained in design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, in front-end development at HackerYou in Toronto, in User Experience at Akendi in Ottawa, and in the vastness of Canada by driving across it in 2012.

Other things I do are teach sewing lessons at my local fabric store, go hiking in the Gatineau Hills, eat a lot of breakfast, and continue my quest to sew and knit all my own clothes (documented occasionally on instagram).

I’m currently employed as a UX / UI Designer in the medical tech sector, and volunteer as a lead instructor and mentor with Ladies Learning Code. I believe in creating digital experiences that empower and delight users, and in the importance of fostering digital literacy in women and youth.

I was trained in design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, in front-end development at HackerYou in Toronto, in User Experience at Akendi in Ottawa, and in the vastness of Canada by driving across it in 2012.

Other things I do are teach sewing lessons at my local fabric store, go hiking in the Gatineau Hills, eat a lot of breakfast, and continue my quest to sew and knit all my own clothes (documented occasionally on instagram).

Tech Skills

HTML 5

CSS 3

JavaScript

jQuery

Sass

WordPress

Command Line

Gulp

Git / GitHub

Sketch

Photoshop

Illustrator

Past Work

Sukie Baxter logo

Sukie Baxter

Visual Identity, Website Design, PDF

Custom identity, WordPress website, and PDF design for posture & movement therapist Sukie Baxter.

In The Doghouse homepage design

In The Doghouse

Visual Identity, Stationery, Website Design & Dev

Identity design and custom WordPress design & development for Ottawa-based pet sitting business, In The Doghouse.

The Dragontree Homepage Design

The Dragontree

Website Design

Custom WordPress and Shopify website design for Portland-based lifestyle and spa business, The Dragontree.

What Should I Knit? Homepage

What Should I Knit?

Web App Design & Dev, Personal Project

JavaScript App for knitters who can't decide what to knit. Built using the Ravelry API.

Hired PDF eCourse Spread Design

Hired

PDF, eCourse

PDF eCourse design for Hired, a course for recent cosmetology grads looking for jobs in the industry.

Work Away Homepage Design

Work Away

Web App Design & Dev, Personal Project, Team Project

JavaScript App design & development, using the Nomadlist and Currency Layer API's. Team development project.

Greenacre Acupuncture Homepage Design

Greenacre Acupuncture

Visual Identity, Website Design, Stationery

Custom website, visual identity, and stationery design for Greenacre Acupuncture.

Trumpify Your Excuse front splash page

Trumpify Your Excuse

Web App Design & Dev, Personal Project, Team Project

Trumpify Your Excuse is a JavaScript web application that takes a series of user inputs and generates a random (& often offensive) excuse worthy of Donald Trump. Team development project.

Contact Me





I’m located in Ottawa, Ontario.

Fill out my contact form or send me an email at hello@saraberkes.com