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Check out this article I wrote for a class assignment on digital taxonomies, published by UX Collective.

And this article on How Design Sprints Support Successful Collaboration, also published by UX Collective.

SARAH UHLARIK

Hi, I'm Sarah – UX Architect and former pastry chef. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2014 I lived in Michigan and worked in catering. It was there I realized my favorite part of pastry was coming up with the design of desserts and cakes; focusing on elements such as color, layout, line, and texture. Thus began my journey to Chicago, where studied graphic design and interaction design at Columbia College Chicago.

I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2017 with a degree in graphic design and a concentration in publication design. My time there instilled in me a newfound appreciation for keyboard shortcuts, grid lines, and breaking design rules. I went on to study interaction design with an emphasis on interfaces & applications.

Having transitioned from pastry chef to graphic designer to UXA, I have a strong sense of fundamental UI patterns and UX principles such as mobile-first, information architecture, usability and accessibility. My work ethic, fast paced learning, and attention to detail combine to solve problems all the while focusing on user-centered design. 

In my free time I love to be outside and explore all that Chicago has to offer. It helps that my canine companion, Harriet, a 4yo black lab, does too! (Pictures available upon request.)

 

I'm an avid reader and part of a wonderful book club. My goal this year is to read 36+ books and so far I'm ahead of schedule! A few recent favorites include Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel and Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.

I also still love to cook and bake for friends and co-workers. One of my passions is food photography and styling. Stay tuned for a designated food styling blog, coming soon!