Sara is Lead Experience Design Consultant and Italy Design Lead at ThoughtWorks. She is specialised in product strategy, user research, interaction and visual design. She coaches designers in Lean UX and Design Thinking practices. 

She works with global organizations on their challenging digital transformation projects in several industries: finance, retail, event, government, fashion, food. 

Before joining ThoughtWorks, she led the design strategy for successful start-ups in Bologna and Sydney. Sara is a TEDx speaker, a General Assembly instructor and an illustrator. She recently illustrated "Understanding Design Thinking, Lean and Agile" by Jonny Schneider, O'Reilly 2017.

Sara is fond about developing communities and knowledge sharing and she hosted and organised several events such as Behance Portfolio Review, Dribbble meet-up and Sketchnote meet-up in London.


puBlications & FEATURES

Understanding Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile" by Jonny Schneider
Illustrator - O'Reilly 2017. Get your free copy:

The gift of feedback by Sara Michelazzo & Karen Williams
Featured by Pat Kua's blog 2017 - CTO @ N26

When the governance is guided by the purpose by Marina Capizzi
L’Impresa, Italian Magazine of Management -  Febbraio 2018

Organisations without hierarchies to anticipate the markets by Gaspare Caliri
Skille: La bussola per chi fa innovazione, L'eco di Bergamo - August 2018 Link

The review journal  by Sara Michelazzo & Praveena Fernandes
Get your free copy:


past EVENTS & conferences

Codemotion - Milan, Italy
Nov 2018 - Co-speaker with Alessandro Confetti - Italian Communities Tech Radar

Italian Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ITWIIN) -  Venice, Italy
Nov 2018 - Co- speaker with Allegra Bandinelli - Women in Tech: diversity & inclusion

ThoughtWorks Local Office Day - London, United Kingdom
Oct 2018 - Co-speaker with Alessandro Confetti - Italian Communities Tech Radar

Intersection conference - UI & Development - Milan, Italy
Oct 2018 - Co-speaker with Alberto Forni - Design & Development: How to put your ego aside and make it work.

Service Design Drinks -  Bologna, Italy
July 2018 - Panelist - Democratisation of the design process

Explore Talk -  Milan, Italy
May 2018 - Speaker - Servitization: the stomach wars and the future of retail

Zanichelli - Bologna, Italy
May 2018 - Speaker - How to work with data

Nokia - Bologna, Italy
May 2018 - Co-speaker with Matteo Vaccari - Be agile in enterprise

Google - Milan, Italy
Feb 2018 - Mentor at Google Design Sprint for start-ups

Service Design Drinks - Milan, Italy
2017-2018 - ThoughtWorks Host 

Politecnico di Milano - MA in Service Design-  Milan, Italy
Dec 2017 - Speaker - Service Design at ThoughtWorks

Sketchnote Meetup - London, United Kingdom
2016-2017 - ThoughtWorks Host

Behance Portfolio Review - London, United Kingdom
2016-2017 - Organiser

Dribbble Meetup - London, United Kingdom
Jan 2017 - Organiser

ThoughtWorks Local Office Day - London, United Kingdom
Apr 2016 - Speaker - The power of visualising conversations

University of Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 2016 - Speaker - A day in the life of a UX designer at ThoughtWorks

TEDx - Townsville, Australia
May 2015 - Speaker - Everybody is an experience designer

Start-up Weekend - Townsville, Australia
Nov 2014 - Speaker - Everybody is an experience designer

General Assembly - Sydney, Australia
Feb 2014 - Panelist - Career switch from visual design to user experience