I am a user experience designer with a specialty in health care design. Based in the Bay Area, I run a small consulting practice called Healthmade Design. We work with early stage startups, with clinical research teams, software and hardware companies. I love to collaborate and do so with researchers, designers, entrepreneurs and engineers. I have come to design through a personal healthcare experience been working in the healthcare field for +10 years.


Design Research

For opportunities to be explored, insights uncovered and hypothesis to be tested.
  • Prototyping
  • Qualitative Interviews
  • Co-creation
  • Usability testing
  • Research Synthesis

Product Strategy

For products in complex ecosystems with multiple steak holders & many regulations.
  • Prototyping and measuring
  • Product Testing
  • Expert interviews

User Experience

For services and products with multiple touch points over time. Digital and physical.
  • User flows
  • Wireframes
  • User Interfaces
  • Website design



I have studied and worked with founding leaders in the field of interaction design and diabetes technologies. I am an expert in diabetes technology, healthcare industry and user experience. I am particularly interested in the the way we relate and integrate medical data and devices into our lives, behaviors, routines, budgets and social systems.

I am inspired and obsessed by the translation and interaction with have with information - especially when it comes to our bodies and our health. The last 10 years i have been fire driven by bringing the "patient" experience to the forefront of diabetes technology, and now that it is in the common dialogue of the industry (still with much room for improvement but yards ahead of where we were 10 years ago) I am able to dig deeper. I am now more interested in a pursuit of exploration and cultural shift in how we design for healthcare. Rather than inviting "patients" in for feedback - lets build tools and information that invites co-creation.
  • See my CV
  • Get in touch at sara@healthmadedesign.com