Sara Vilas Santiago, Designer in Alicante, Spain
Sara Vilas Santiago

Designer in Alicante, Spain

Member since February 24, 2017
Sara has worked with over 100 multinational corporations, mostly in the financial sector. She specializes in enterprise product design and design leadership. Sara is always up for a challenge and ready to both help you with strategic decisions as well as going full hands-on for your design needs.
Sara is now available for hire


  • Design Leadership Forum Member

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Supported the mission of this initiative by InVision which is to advance the practice of design leadership by fostering a community where the worlds best can learn from one another in-person and online.The Forum strives to be inclusive and relevant to those confronting the challenges of leading design teams.
    Technologies: Spreadsheets, Google Docs, InVision
  • Freelance Design Lead

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Led the design for complex interfaces.
    • Specialized on B2B, internal tools, complex interfaces, and workflows; including product design, responsive, mobile app (iOS, Android), and web apps.
    • Mostly worked in fintech, healthtech, and education fields.
    Technologies: Responsive, InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch

Other Experience

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Notification Design (Publication)
    Notifications of all types are an indispensable part of digital products, but they should never harm the user experience—they should only be used to assist interactions and boost UX.
  • Who's at the Helm? – Dissecting the Qualities of Design Leadership (Publication)
    Should designers lead? Can design leadership be defined? What leadership style gets the best results? We present six design leadership profiles and examine the pros and cons of each.


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Business Administration
    2019 - 2020
    University of Alicante - Alicante, Spain
  • Certificate in Leading for Creativity by Tim Brown
    2017 - 2017
    IDEO U - Online
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
    2009 - 2013
    Alicante's Art School - Alicante, Spain
  • Bachelor's Degree in Tourism
    2008 - 2013
    University of Alicante - Alicante, Spain


  • Leaders of Learning
    Harvard University | edX
  • Leading for Creativity by Tim Brown
    APRIL 2017 - PRESENT
    IDEO U
  • Growth-Driven Design Certification



Alicante, Spain

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