Sara Watkins trained in design at Goldsmiths College and gained a Masters degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute. She has over 20 years experience designing and creating digital products for creative agencies in London, New York, and Switzerland. She spent several years working at the BBC where she worked on the BBC News website and was also Executive Producer for the first iPlayer. Sara has taught at the Strohacker Design School and also at Bristol Spa University. Her passion is in user experience and designing products that are both beautiful and functional to use. She now lives and works in Chichester and is a member of the Design Collective Chichester, and other networking groups in the area. You can see examples of Sara’s work on https://www.hopscotchdesign.co.uk/
Describe your approach to teaching.
My approach to teaching is to work at the pace and experience of the student and to explain things in an easily digestible way so that it’s more of a creative than technical learning experience.
What inspires your own work?
I am inspired to make products that are both beautiful and functional. I am interested in how people interact with digital products and how a person’s experience and everyday life can be influenced and enhanced by good design.