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Sara Gonzalez

Sara Gonzalez

Designer
Edinburg, TX, United States
Member since October 24, 2016
Sara is a multidisciplinary creative from south Texas. She serves as Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Create the Bridge, Inc. She works with digital tools to communicate ideas and stories. She's a director of art, a designer of interfaces, and a purveyor of all things functional and beautiful.
Sara is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Campus Feed
  • Search for Energy
  • Propo
  • Teamity
  • TimeWalla
  • EndoBarrier
Employment
  • Co-founder/CCO/Designer
    2014 - PRESENT
    Create the Bridge
    • Designed an appointment booking platform for a startup out of Boston that included the back-end admin roles, management role, and user-facing application as well as a consumer-facing website.
    • Planned the design of the user interface, user experience, and workflow of a platform, in conjunction with a team at MIT, that redefines how machine design is verified and authenticated.
    • Worked with a startup designing a curated beauty product platform, eCommerce website, user-facing web-application, and custom admin CMS back-end and mobile application.
    • Designed a retail energy brokerage platform, user-facing web application and admin back-end as well as a marketing website. Worked with a designer providing creative direction on branding and identity.
    • Worked with India based startup, designing their property search platform, web-application with roles that included the customer/user account management, and admin back-end as well as their developer property management back-end, landing page, and full website.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Cinema 4D, Adobe Edge, InDesign, InVision, XMind
  • Adjunct Professor
    2013 - 2014
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    • Taught upper-level graphic design classes.
    • Led groups of students in working with non-profit clients to render creative services for experience that would later be included in the professional portfolios, many of which went on to win Addy awards for the pieces created during our time working together on their projects.
    • Organized a Design Week that included a lecture series with speakers from around the state of Texas that held professional positions in various areas of the design and creative industry. Also included a design competition and a lunch-in with the speakers.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Education
  • Master of Arts degree in Advertising
    2011 - 2013
    University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design
    2008 - 2011
    University of Texas - Pan American - Edinburg Texas
Experience
  • Photoshop CC7 years
  • Product Design5 years
  • User Experience (UX)5 years
  • Information Architecture (IA)5 years
  • Wireframing5 years
  • User Interface (UI)5 years
  • Mobile Design4 years
Tools
  • Photoshop CC
Edinburg, TX, United States
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