Sarah B. Nelson is the Chief Instigator and Igniter of Passions at Tapir & Tine.
She has nearly 15 years of experience in interactive media, designing kiosks, mobile, and online experiences for clients in a variety of industries. Sarah has a particular passion for practice development, conducting research into methods for improving collaboration, supporting creativity, and encouraging innovation. Sarah brings a unique blend of creative vision and technical expertise to her work. Her research-focused approach to interaction design has produced successful results for her clients.
Prior to joining Hot Studio, Sarah was a Design Strategist at Adaptive Path. She developed experience strategies for clients like Flickr, PayCycle, Vanguard Financial, and Skype. Before joining Adaptive Path, Sarah managed the creative team and developed the user experience practice at POP, an interactive design firm in Seattle, Washington.
Her past clients and employers include Federal Home Loan Bank, Home Street Bank, AOL Mobile, MyRide.com, The Metropolitan Opera, The Seattle Symphony, The Royal Victoria and Albert Museum, Vanguard Financial.
A classically trained violinist, Sarah graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and received a Bachelors of Art from Oberlin College in visual arts and electronic music. While completing her Masters at the Institute of Design in Chicago, Sarah focused her studies on the definition and design of complex multi-modal systems supporting collaboration and communication.