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:



Intersection conference - UI & Development - Milan, Italy -  BUY TICKETS ON THE WEBSITE
Oct 2018 - Speaker


past EVENTS & conferences

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

Servitization at Explore Talk -  Milan, Italy
May 2018 - Speaker

Working with data -  Bologna, Italy
May 2018 - Speaker

Google Design Sprint - Milan, Italy
Feb 2018 - Mentor

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

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

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

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

London Dribbble Meetup - United Kingdom
Jan 2017 - Organiser

ThoughtWorks Local Office Day - London
Apr 2016 - Speaker

University of Manchester - United Kingdom
Mar 2016 - Speaker

Townsville TEDx - Australia
May 2015 - Speaker

Townsville Start-up Weekend - Australia
Nov 2014 - Speaker

General Assembly Sydney - Australia
Feb 2014