I'm obsessed with the "why," and I use that curiosity to find insights that guide my design decisions.
My name is Sara Finkle (she/her). I'm a product designer and musician.
I'm currently working as a product designer at DemocracyLab & as a freelance product designer.
Composing music taught me a lot about problem solving and finding creative solutions. Practicing this kind of thinking helped ease the transition into design.I have a strong musical background as a composer and vocalist that I celebrated with my modern fusion EP, SINK or SWIM, and my pop-rock group, K SaraSara.
I taught elementary school (ESL and fourth grade), as well as voice and beginner piano lessons. I learned how to break down and communicate information so that people of all ages would understand.
What brought me to product design is my love of psychology and human behavior.
I'm obsessed with creative products that make our lives better.
From ideation to research to designs and prototyping, I love to delve into each part of the design process.
I employ design thinking to plan and deliver results.
I conduct user research, understand the user, design solutions, conduct usability tests and iterate based on findings.
I always keep in mind that the design process is flexible, which allows the process to adapt to whatever a project may need.
In 2020, like most people in the world, my life shifted drastically due to the pandemic. I found myself at a crossroads and decided to head in the direction of Product Design.
Currently based out of Dallas, TX.
NY > SZN > UT > TX
I love being in the sunshine, walking with my dog Coltrane, bike riding, dancing, or just sitting down with a nice cold brew.
I also sing songs about pretty much everything I do, and can probably think of a lyric/melody that's related to just about anything.