What nobody taught you about design

Advance your design career through easy and practical lessons learned the hard way
Coming Next Month
Design Career Guide

From Junior to Principal, from Lead to VP, learn everything about how to move up in your career successfully.

All designer stages
Career Assessment
€49
View guide details
Coming Next MONTH
Portfolio Building Challenge

Struggling getting your portfolio ready? Join us and let's get it done in 2 weeks or less! (We recommend Webflow)

Launch in 2 weeks
Master Webflow
€79
View Challenge details
Coming Next week
Portfolio Tips & Tricks

Get insights from hiring managers on what makes a good portfolio that will get you hired in no time!

30 pages PDF
Portfolio Checklist
FREE
DOwnload free PDF
Coming Q3 2019
Design Leadership Program

Did you get promoted and are having a tough time switching from designing to leading people? This is for you!

Details coming soon!
€699
Check early bird details
Coming NEXT week

Portfolio tips & tricks

The best kept portfolio secrets. For free.

Get insights from hiring managers on what makes a good portfolio that will get you hired in no time!

30 pages PDF
Portfolio checklist
FREE
Download free pdf
Coming NEXT Month

Portfolio Building Challenge

Get your portfolio ready in 2 weeks!

Struggling getting your portfolio ready? Join us and let's get it done in 2 weeks or less! (We recommend Webflow)

Launch in 2 weeks
Master Webflow
€79
View challenge details
Coming NEXT MONTH

Design career guide

Hacks for all stages of the design career.

From Junior to Principal, from Lead to VP, learn everything about how to move up in your career successfully.

All designer stages
Career Assessment
€49
View guide details
Coming Q3 2019

Design leadership program

Transition smoothly from doing to leading.

Did you get promoted and are having a tough time switching from designing to leading people? This is for you!

Details coming soon!
€699
View early program details

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Who's behind this?

I'm a design leader, educator, and entrepreneur. Founder of the research and innovation firm Moonward, and this D-School creative education platform where I share my knowledge. My past experience includes working with 100+ corporations and startups in all 5 continents.

Over my career, I've learned most things the hard way. I've struggled, made many mistakes, and constantly wondered why no one had taught me all these things before.

I've created D-School to provide downloadables and online courses to you so you can get further and faster than I did.

— Founder & Educator at D-School.

Don't take my word for it

Sara is an amazing designer, teacher, and listener, and I am extremely fortunate to have had her as my mentor. I cannot recommend her enough based on her vast experience in design, her friendly and positive attitude, and her amazing ability to assess and tackle any situation as they came.

Autumn Tran

UI/UX Designer at Clearhead

Sara is an excellent mentor. She's incredibly challenging, friendly, knowledgeable, and constantly engaging. Her enthusiastic personality is addictive. Sara manages a large group of students but I never felt pushed to the side. I'm very grateful for being paired with her.

Michael Messina

Senior User Experience Specialist at Travelers

Sara was beyond encouraging. Her constructive criticism is on point, with a huge emphasis on constructive - she genuinely wants to see her mentees grow. On a more personal level, her positivity is contagious - she's smart, driven, enthusiastic, and extraordinarily easy to get along with.

Emma Nadolny Young

Freelance UX/UI Designer

I had a great experience having Sara as my mentor. Sara was professional, thorough, and her feedback was always very welcomed because her attitude was positive and encouraging. I’m very grateful to have been mentored by Sara and would strongly recommend her.

Ash Montes

UX Designer at Ocado

My learning experience was most definitely shaped by Sara's brilliant expertise and her support. Whenever I faced challenges, Sara would draw from her own industry experiences to provide valuable insights and tips but still ultimately empowered me to be confident in my design decisions.

Emily Huang

Experience Designer at Intrepid (Accenture Interactive)

She is highly professional as a designer and as a mentor as well. Every time we had a session, she provided practical tips and encouraged me to do at least a bit more than the task required. I am so grateful for the time I had her as a mentor.

Pavel Grogul

UX/UI Designer

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