Just shy of six months old, Sara lost her hearing due to illness and medical complications. With support from family, audiologists, and doctors, she was able to get a cochlear implant so that she could hear.
At the time, the closest service was available in New York City—a little ways from her hometown of Toronto. Through frequently visiting the big city of NYC, Sara grew to love everything about it—the bustling lifestyle and fascinating culture drew her in—and she started creating art based on everything she was feeling and experiencing at the time.
As she grew older, she was encouraged by many supporters to pursue her passion for arts and design. While she struggled to hear and underwent never-ending speech therapy, she found that expressing her feelings through drawing, painting, and photography made sense.
She completed her Bachelors Degree, whilst simultaneously working for packaging companies specializing in candles and beauty products. Through this work, she was able to travel to Europe to attend trade shows and shop for the latest trends. These experiences helped Sara develop a greater understanding of sociology, as well as engaged her curiosity in the different lifestyles of different people. Since then, she has received her post-graduate Certificate in Web Design, which improved her understanding of user experience, usability, and technology.
Today, Sara works in a full-time agency during the day while working with visionaries on their brands at night. She thrives on brainstorming sessions, and believe that everyone has great ideas. She likes to bring fresh solutions to every and any challenge, and loves pushing envelopes. When she's not designing, she enjoy practising yoga, cooking, and traveling.