Sarah Ahmed

inspired by community & responsible innovation

powered by coffee & laughter

Places I've Been,
Things I've Done

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UX Design
UX Research

UX Design and Research @ Santa Clara University

Simplifying the process of finding research resources by making an underused website more navigable and scannable
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Product Design
Product Strategy

LinkedIn for Students Concept

Creating a space for young professional career development on LinkedIn
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case study under construction
Product Design
Design System

Product Design @ Opal

Enabling college and bootcamp students to easily find best-fit mentors and manage their mentorship
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case study under construction
Product Design

Design Lead @ Locals

Broadening perspectives and inspiring authentic discovery in the Bay Area with a community-based mobile app
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case study under construction
Coming Soon
Jun 2020 - Present
Product Buds
Coming Soon
Jun - Aug 2020


Recent Web Engineering graduate from Santa Clara University. Currently a Content Experience Intern at Salesforce and working on a part-time M.S. in Marketing. Seeking an awesome full-time opportunity starting Fall 2021.
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Why I design

I enjoy imagining people's motivations, actions, reactions, obstacles, successes, and other sorts of ‘what if’ scenarios. I also care a whole lot about people and hope to leverage design to foster sustainable online cultures.

Current areas of interest within design: conversation design, inclusive and accessible design, design systems, learning experience design, responsible design

Aside from designing

I'm a powerful daydreamer, intense doodler, music breather, chocolate addict, and embracer of ambiguity. I love laughing, making others laugh, and finding hidden sources of joy. I also love cats and enjoy stalking my local birds.

Community is something I love to nurture when I'm free. Currently making people feel heard as a Product Design Lead and podcast video+audio editor at Opal.
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