Sara's Experience
Product Design & UX Lead
Five Four Ventures

August 2018 - September 2020 | NY, New York (remote)

We're an incubation and venture capital studio that builds businesses and also makes early stage investments across technology, entertainment and lifestyle. I lead design, mentor junior designers, work directly with engineering and heavily assist in product management to bring our iOS, SaaS, e-commerce and web products to life from idea to launch.
Director of Product Design
Waggle Ventures, Inc.

March 2018 - February 2019 | SF, California (remote)

Waggle focused on taking the pain out of finding all things pet-friendly around your neighborhood and when traveling that include: dog parks, bars, restaurants, shelters, vets, events and other services. Complete activities in the app like checking in or reviewing locations to reach Ambassador status. Once you’re a Waggle Ambassador, you unlock exclusive local deals for you and your furry family.
    • - Managed every aspect of the product design process from sketches to product flow to high fidelity mockups to ensure all devices have the same experience, including fully designing the product end-to-end
      - Created and managed the brand's design system
      - Closely collaborated and provided product direction for engineers on a daily basis
      - Prototyped and defined styles, interactions and layout using InVision and Zeplin to seamlessly bridge the gap between engineering and design
      - Acted as an interim Head of Product to create in-depth requirements, user flows and iterations
      - Design QA on staging and production environments
      - Translated analytic and research data into UX enhancements. Rinse & repeat.
  • Senior Product Designer
    The Baby Box Co.

    April 2017 - March 2018 | LA, California

    Reimagined Baby Box University's product through video streaming experiences, beautiful interactions and a simplified interface to educate new and current parents.
    • - Managed every aspect of the product design process
      - Created and managed the brand's digital design system
      - Closely collaborated with engineers and product managers
      - Product design for web app, focusing on mobile-first design (87% of current users)
      - Prototyped and define styles, interactions and layout using InVision and Zeplin to seamlessly bridge the gap between engineering and design
      - Design QA on staging and production environments
      - Tested product with Full Story for UX enhancements after each release
  • Product Design Lead
    Mint Teal, Inc.

    May 2012 - April 2017 | LA, California

    High level product design lead consultant for some of the biggest brands, coolest products, software and hottest startups.
    • - Managed every aspect of the product design process across web and mobile apps
      - Tested product with software like Full Story and HotJar for UX enhancements
      - Design system process and setup
      - Collaborated with clients, engineers, designers, product managers and executives
      - Responsive front-end development and design
      - Visual content design (infographics)
      - Prototype with InVision for client feedback and design adjustments
  • Senior Product Designer
    MediaHound, Inc.

    June 2014 - November 2014 | LA, California

    Brought in short-term to design their MVP
    Senior Visual UX/UI Designer
    EVENTup

    May 2012 - February 2013 | LA, California

    Visual UX/UI Designer
    Creative Solutions Group

    December 2010 - May 2012

    Web UX Specialist
    PWS - The Laundry Company

    March 2010 - December 2010 | LA, California

    Media Coordinator
    1928 Jewelry Company

    February 2009 - March 2010 | LA, California

    Marketing, Web & Graphic Designer
    Scotch Run Farm

    February 2009 - March 2010 | Hollidaysburg, PA

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    sara@sarahabecker.com