Sara Nagy
UI Designer, Visual Designer, Web Developer
Toronto, ON

My success as both a designer and freelancer is based upon my dedication, work ethic, and willingness to expand upon my creative foundation. My background consists of visual design and web development, with a recent focus on user interface design. People experience design. I design experience. 

I create user interface designs and prototypes based on data and UX input. In collaboration with my team of developers, I explore current best practices with both functionality and accessibility in mind.  My work is energized by the prospect of bringing superior UX to life.

I thrive in a fast-paced environment as I enjoy working quickly and efficiently to complete a large variety of projects. By effectively communicating with my clients and/or employer, I am able to gain a deep understanding of the task at hand as well as the goals of the final deliverables. 

In summary, my work experience coupled with my initiative and creative background allow me to effectively apply my skills and find success with any project.
Skills
Adobe Suite
I am an expert in the entire Adobe Suite library including: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premier Pro & Dreamweaver.
Sketch and Invision
By utilizing Sketch and Invision, I am able to create accurate prototypes that can be handed off to a development team.
Web Development and Search Engine Optimization
I have intermediate knowledge surrounding HTML, CSS and SEO best practices. This helps to inform my UI process as I design with functionality in mind.
Responsive and Mobile Design
I design with mobile browsing in mind to allow for a seamless user experience across all platforms.
Email Marketing
I have experience in both creating and providing the assets for email marketing campaigns.
Mac and Windows Skill-set
I have experience working in both environments.
Print and Editorial Design
Previous experience in the publishing industry
Videography and Motion Graphics
I completed the Animation Bootcamp program with School of Motion and have proficiency in both Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects.
Work Experience
Sara Nagy Design
2014-2020
Freelancer - UI Design, Visual Design, Web Development
  • Partners closely with developers to create competitive interface designs and interactions 
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, illustrator) and prototyping using InVision and Zeplin
  • Experience designing for eCommerce sites integrated with Shopify
  • Executes web and marketing designs for agencies and businesses of various sizes 
  • Assists business owners with rebranding of websites, advertising, and print materials resulting in a cohesive brand and marketing strategies
  • International exposure with clients in varying industries including but not limited to: education, jewelry, fashion, sustainability, transportation, medicine, construction, therapy, fitness, etc.
McGraw-Hill
2017-2019
Graphic and UI Design

International & Professional Division, Marketing

  • Individually led the design, build and implementation of McGraw-Hill International websites
  • Designed various campaign assets, resources, brochures, and digital tools for the marketing initiatives of online learning platforms and international products.
  • I directly supported 6 major regions in all digital and print marketing requests to equip extended team members with valuable assets used both internally and externally
  • Spearheaded a rebrand initiative to establish consistency extending across international regions and teams
Dan Plowman Team Realty Inc.
2017
Web and Graphic Designer
  • Implemented rebranding initiatives, advertising strategies, web edits and marketing assets resulting in a new sense of professionalism for the overall brand
  • The client acquired tools that can be used to effectively communicate their new brand identity as well as their professional position in their market to establish authority
Education
Brain Station
2020
User Interface Design
Humber College
2016-2017
Accelerated Certificate in Graphic Design for Print and Web
University of Guelph
2012-2016
Bachelor of Studio Art, Honours
University of Guelph
2012-2016
Certificate of Business Administration