More Than a Pixel Pusher
I'm Sara Smiley, a Seattle based designer specializing in UX, UI, and Visual Design. I love to solve problems through collaboration, research, and iteration. I strive to balance visual beauty with well structured content; creating designs that are both delightful and helpful.
I am currently a freelance designer. When I'm not designing you can find me knitting, baking, gardening, or otherwise making something.
I enjoy being a part of the entire project start to finish. Involvement at every stage in the process allows me to continually refine and improve. I've been involved with: Discovery, User Research, Stakeholder Interviews, Information Architecture, Wireframing, Prototyping, and Visual Design.
There are lots of great tools out there to get the job done. Having a robust toolkit allows me to approach a problem in many different ways, and cater deliverables to a client's specific needs. Some of my favorite tools are: Pen and Paper, Whiteboards, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, InVision, Notepad++, HTML, and CSS/SASS.
I Love Design
I've had opportunities to work in various areas of design. I believe this has allowed me to become a more well rounded designer, and see a problem from all angles. Disciplines include: UX, UI, Responsive Design, Mobile App Design, Identity and Branding, Logo Design, Illustration, Iconography Design, Typography, and Print.