I'm Sara

I’m a designer and front-end developer based in Ottawa, Ontario. I like making beautiful things that make people's lives better.

I believe an accessible web is the best web for everyone, that good design can change the world, and that breakfast food is the best food.

More About Me

I'm Sara

I’m a designer and front-end developer based in Ottawa, Ontario. I like making beautiful things that make people's lives better.

I believe an accessible web is the best web for everyone, that good design can change the world, and that breakfast food is the best food.

I was trained in design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, where I received the Graphic Design Program Award for my graduating class (#fancy), and in front-end development at HackerYou in Toronto.

I’ve been freelance designing and one-woman-business-running since 2014, where, beyond design, I’ve honed a myriad of skills in client relations, communications, time management, organization, and explaining to friends and family that self-employment doesn’t, in fact, mean getting paid to watch Netflix all day long (though if you’re offering…)

When I’m not designing or coding, you can find me furthering my cat lady tendencies by fostering for the Ottawa Humane Society, hiking in the Gatineau Hills, trying to find Ottawa’s best breakfast, and continuing my quest to sew and knit all my own clothes.

I was trained in design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, where I received the Graphic Design Program Award for my graduating class (#fancy), and in front-end development at HackerYou in Toronto.

I’ve been freelance designing and one-woman-business-running since 2014, where, beyond design, I’ve honed a myriad of skills in client relations, communications, time management, organization, and explaining to friends and family that self-employment doesn’t, in fact, mean getting paid to watch Netflix all day long (though if you’re offering…)

When I’m not designing or coding, you can find me furthering my cat lady tendencies by fostering for the Ottawa Humane Society, hiking in the Gatineau Hills, trying to find Ottawa’s best breakfast, and continuing my quest to sew and knit all my own clothes.

My Skills

HTML 5

CSS 3

JavaScript

jQuery

Sass

WordPress

Command Line

Gulp

Git / GitHub

Sketch

Photoshop

Illustrator

My 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