top of page

Hi! I'm Sarah.

My interests lie at the intersection of technology, art & design.  I have a diverse background with formal education in both UX and biomedical engineering. I am particularly interested in working on UX for healthcare/medical, education, or public service applications. Read on for more about my diverse skill set, & feel free to check out my projects.
googledocThumbnail.png
Login Page Thumbnail.png

About Me 

I grew up by the ocean on Cape Cod & now reside just outside Boston, MA. I graduated from UConn in 2017 with a bachelors in Biomedical Engineering & entered the biomedical research field.

 

However, I realized what I really loved most about engineering was the process of finding efficient and effective design solutions. This led me to grad school at Northeastern to study Digital Media & Usability/Development.

I then had the opportunity to begin my UX career, and spent 2 years at a quality management software company in Burlington, MA.  I am now consulting for a data software company in Cambridge, MA and doing freelance digital media and design work for a marketing firm in Colchester, CT.

 

Strengths

Design Thinking. With degrees in both digital media and engineering, I have developed a unique approach to problem solving.

Attention to Detail. My love for the diverse disciplines of art, writing, and science has allowed me to hone my attention to detail in many different ways.

User-Centered Mindset.  Years of working in food service/hospitality has taught me a lot about human behavior through observation, and helps me center my design process on the user as a real person.

Prototyping.  I am proficient in Figma for wireframing, designing, and prototyping.

Open to Work

I'm currently looking for full-time UX design roles in the Boston area. 

 

I'm particularly interested in UX for healthcare/medical, education, and public service applications. 

I am also open to freelance UX design consulting roles.

I'd love to connect with you! You can reach me at: smcgee.ux@gmail.com

Experience

Digital Marketing Specialist
Golden Egg Concepts
Colchester, CT (Remote)
Dec 2023-present

- part-time freelance role

- helping manage social media & online presence of 4+ clients in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries

- creating wireframes and high-fidelity designs in Figma

- working on web design in WordPress

UX Design Consultant
Tamr
Cambridge, MA (Remote)
May 2023-present

- part-time contracting position assisting with design for Tamr's cloud-based data management platform

- working directly with Director of Product to define areas for improvement in current system

- conducting comparative research, wireframing and prototyping

UX Designer
ETQ, part of Hexagon
Burlington, MA (Remote)
Apr 2022-Apr 2023

- collaborated frequently with 3+ product managers to complete roadmap tasks for platform product releases

- worked directly with development and QA teams, attending weekly refinement/grooming sessions

Associate UX Designer
ETQ, part of Hexagon
Burlington, MA (Remote)
Jun 2021-Apr 2022

- collaborated with UX researcher and later worked independently on the ETQ Reliance quality management platform, a B2B SaaS product

- conducted comparative research, constructed low-fidelity and high-fidelity wireframes as well as prototypes

Research Assistant
Harvard Medical School Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Oct 2017- Jul 2018

- assisted with virology bench research in the Microbiology & Immunobiology Department

- designed novel experiments independently to investigate viral response to pH drop

Education

Graduate Certificate
Harvard Extension School
Cambridge, MA
Jun 2023-Present

Graduate Certificate: Topics in Human Behavior (In Progress)

Master of Professional Studies - Digital Media
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Sept 2018-Jun 2020

Track: Interactive Design

Concentration: Usability/Development

B.S.E. - Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Sept 2013-May 2017

Track: Biomaterials

Minor: Materials Science Engineering

bottom of page