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About Me

UX/UI designer & creative professional based in Toronto, Ontario

Sana Shepko is a UX/UI and graphic designer based in Toronto, Canada. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her Master's from OCAD University. Sana is the manager and violinist of the Ukrainian folk band, Korinya, and performs with Korinya and other ensembles on a regular basis. In addition to UX/UI, Sana has experience in data visualization, print design, and motion design, and is strongly passionate about effective communication of concept, regardless of the medium.



UX/UI Design Intern

The Globe and Mail

May 2019 — August 2019

-Worked closely with Data Science team and participated in team meetings
-Created and designed wireframes and prototypes for dashboard interfaces which are currently in production for usage by The Globe and Mail editorial staff
-Designed the user flow and UX of various in-house site layouts
-Assisted in the front-end development of dashboard interface designs

Freelance Graphic & UX/UI Designer

Women in News (WAN-IFRA), OCAD University, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Reception House, Ukrainian Museum of Canada + others

October 2013 — present

-Led exploratory meetings with clients to foster understanding of project expectations and requirements
-Principle designer for exhibition branding, logo, and design materials, as well as responsible for communicating with printers
-Hired on contract to create the User Experience and Interface of a not-for-profit, grant-funded project, and working closely with development team

Graduate Research Assistant

OCAD University - Visual Analytics Lab (VAL)

September 2017 — August 2019

-UI/UX designer and design researcher
-Over the course of 2 years, worked closely with 5+ companies and industry partners to optimize visualization of their collected data
-Participated in the international conference in data visualization IEEE in Berlin, Germany and presented research poster
-Spoke at various events and conferences about the Lab's data visualization research and projects
-Collaboratively wrote an article for submission to the IEEE journal
-Designed layouts and interactive prototypes for data visualization dashboards
-Worked closely in design team to create narrative visualization designs in order to further the understanding of and engagement with data

Web Design Intern

Moonfarmer/Evolving Media Network

May 2017 — August 2017

-Assisted in designing client website as part of a team of designers
-Designed custom on-brand icon set
-Designed and managed printing of custom event materials

Web Design Intern

Shero Designs

April 2016 — August 2016

-Facilitated communication with clients
-Assisted with the design of custom social media graphics
-Designed the wireframes and prototype for a custom e-commerce website