Sarah Machicado is a UX/UI designer creating playful, accessible, socially impactful experiences for people to feel joy, comfort, and confidence. With over six years of experience in Visual Design and Brand Design, she transitioned into UX because she is interested in high-level design thinking and strives to make a meaningful impact and improve people's lives through design. Sarah is currently at the end of a creative sabbatical, where she took a break to explore new ideas, pursue new passions and improve her technical skills.

Sarah is a former Interactive Visual Designer at Magic Leap, a spatial computing tech company, where she solved complex visual design challenges, designed user interfaces, system icons, and branded emojis for immersive technology. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012 with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She began her career as a niche brand designer for the children's toys and products market, focusing on incorporating play and sustainable packaging into her work.

In the future, Sarah wants to focus on how technology can improve the lives of young people through engaging learning experiences. She is passionate about creative learning and design for kids. She is passionate about creative learning and design for kids and looks forward to collaborating and contributing her talents within the intersection of design, education, and the XR industry.


Circuit Stream
XR Development & Unity
Spring 2021 - Summer 2021
UX Design Track
Summer 2020 - Spring 2021
4 Geeks Academy
Web Development
Summer 2020 - Fall 2020
Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA, Illustration & Graphic Design
Fall 2007 - Summer 2012

Recent Experience

Tangible AI - UX Designer
Blank Page™ Project, 2021
Conducted extensive user research & design explorations to delivered a wireframe prototype at the end of a one-month duration project.
Magic Leap - Interactive Visual Designer
UX Team, 2016-2020
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to implement a consistent visual design language. Design lead for branded emoji family, developer tools suit and over 200 system icons.
Magic Leap - Visual Brand Designer
Visual Branding Team, 2014 - 2016
Creative lead for various in-house print design, brand assets, logos, environmental graphics & package design projects.


CMYK Magazine
Top 100 New Creatives, 2012 Issue #52
Choi’s Package vol. 05
Student Category, Food Package Design, Published 2012
Student Spotlight, Food Package Design 2011


skype: sarahmachicado

Currently looking for a full-time position or freelance opportunities.

Sarah thrives in a creative and collaborative environment with good company culture. She is open to relocate to any major U.S city or work remotely, where there is an opportunity for growth. Click on the button below to download Sarah Machicado’s resume.
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