Design leadership Program

Transition smoothly from doing to leading.

Coming Q3 2019

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This is for you if...

You are a design leader

You are currently a design leader. Maybe you've been one for a while, or you've been recently promoted.

You want to be a design leader

You'd like to be a design leader in the future, and understand in detail what you'd need to know to be a good one.

You feel like you're missing something

Your peers - other leaders - seem to know things you don't: from people management to metrics, those are things that no one taught you when you studied design!

You want to get a sit at the table

You want to get more influence on your organization, but find that there's a gap on the way of thinking and doing between you and your "business" managers.

What you'll learn

Leading people

From hiring to 1-1s and performance management. Learn everything you need to know to keep the team happy, engaged, and delivering the best work of their careers.

Design Ops

Learn how to provide an efficient environment for your team with communication alignment, as well as standardized tools, processes, licenses, and workflows.

Managing projects

Project Management essentials to lead any project and get things done. Learn how to get the best out of your team, while delivering on time.

Managing the sit at the table

Switching your mindset from pixels to high level company strategy is the goal. Learn how to communicate with your peers and superiors to drive change.

Gaining influence

Get to know the power of influence and how to smoothly advocate for your team and for yourself inside and outside your organization. Learn practical tips that you can start applying today.

Admin superpowers

Learn the essentials of finance, legal, marketing, sales, and support so you can tackle anything that comes your way. Includes a metrics module to track and improve systematically.

What you'll get access to

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Who's behind this?

I'm a design leader, educator, and entrepreneur. Founder of the research and innovation firm Moonward, and this D-School creative education platform where I share my knowledge. My past experience includes working with 100+ corporations and startups in all 5 continents.

Over my career, I've learned most things the hard way. I've struggled, made many mistakes, and constantly wondered why no one had taught me all these things before.

I've created D-School to provide downloadables and online courses to you so you can get further and faster than I did.

— Founder & Educator at D-School.

Don't take my word for it

Sara is an amazing designer, teacher, and listener, and I am extremely fortunate to have had her as my mentor. I cannot recommend her enough based on her vast experience in design, her friendly and positive attitude, and her amazing ability to assess and tackle any situation as they came.

Autumn Tran

UI/UX Designer at Clearhead

Sara is an excellent mentor. She's incredibly challenging, friendly, knowledgeable, and constantly engaging. Her enthusiastic personality is addictive. Sara manages a large group of students but I never felt pushed to the side. I'm very grateful for being paired with her.

Michael Messina

Senior User Experience Specialist at Travelers

Sara was beyond encouraging. Her constructive criticism is on point, with a huge emphasis on constructive - she genuinely wants to see her mentees grow. On a more personal level, her positivity is contagious - she's smart, driven, enthusiastic, and extraordinarily easy to get along with.

Emma Nadolny Young

Freelance UX/UI Designer

I had a great experience having Sara as my mentor. Sara was professional, thorough, and her feedback was always very welcomed because her attitude was positive and encouraging. I’m very grateful to have been mentored by Sara and would strongly recommend her.

Ash Montes

UX Designer at Ocado

My learning experience was most definitely shaped by Sara's brilliant expertise and her support. Whenever I faced challenges, Sara would draw from her own industry experiences to provide valuable insights and tips but still ultimately empowered me to be confident in my design decisions.

Emily Huang

Experience Designer at Intrepid (Accenture Interactive)

She is highly professional as a designer and as a mentor as well. Every time we had a session, she provided practical tips and encouraged me to do at least a bit more than the task required. I am so grateful for the time I had her as a mentor.

Pavel Grogul

UX/UI Designer

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Coach design leaders

I'm working really hard to create the best set of lessons and resources I wish I've had. However, as you may know, every situation is different. That's why, I want to offer people the possibility of getting 1-1 coaching sessions. If you're a seasoned design leader interested in coaching others, sign up below:

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