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Sara Fortier

Sara Fortier

Lead UX Designer

Macadamian Inc.

Burlingame, Other

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Macadamian Inc.

Lead UX Designer

- Inspires and leads global teams of UX designers and researchers to create meaningful and compelling experiences.

- Responsible for allocating design resources based on skill sets, interests, project needs and budget.

- Prioritizes tasks, feature sets, and user stories to deliver the highest quality product on schedule and budget.

- Support the project teams by providing creative vision and guiding design and research deliverables.

- Takes an agile approach to project planning and coordination between cross functional groups.

- Works closely with development teams through all phases of a project to ensure continuity of insights and design implementation.

- Focused on being a strong strategic partner for clients by utilizing design research to understand customer and stakeholder needs.

- Takes a proactive approach to anticipating and preventing problems by coming to the table with actionable solutions.

- Passionate and committed to being a thought leader in design, evangelizing user research and design methodologies within the organization.

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Roofers World Inc

Lead Industrial Designer

Designed a residential safety product alongside a team of engineers, marketing and industrial designers
Completed extensive market research and task analyses, as well as several stages of idea and concept generation and refinement
Developed prototypes for testing at each stage of the design process and completed user testing

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Evolve Design Solutions Inc

Freelance Industrial Designer

Preparing professional presentation material for clients, in line with Evolve Design Solution's corporate identity, using Microsoft PowerPoint
Interpreting 2D concept drawings and subsequently developing final 3D CAD models for
production using SolidWorks
Involved in all phases of the design process, more specifically developing preliminary ideation and concept exploration sketches for projects, as well as creating the final product renderings for client presentations
Working independently from a home office to meet strict deadlines while working within an allotted time budget

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Carleton University

MDes, Interdisciplinary Design

Carleton University

B.I.D., Industrial Design