Sabella is

a senior interaction designer and multidisiplinary artist based in Chicago Seattle. 📥 Get in touch.
Résumé LinkedIn

Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work Report

  • Interaction
  • Visual Design
  • Front-end Development

Education is changing. Schools are beginning to thoughtfully use data in order to personalize their students’ learning. However, there is a gap between the tools currently available, in the market, and what teachers actually need. The Gates Foundation developed as a resource for EdTech entrepreneurs to aid in the building of more effective digital products. Our team was tasked with investigating and distilling how teachers use data in the classroom into action items for developers.

  • The results of a workshop with teachers and developers where we reviewed teacher needs and concepts and discussed approaches to effecting change and innovation in the EdTech space.
  • Summary page of our findings. We backed up our bold and direct suggestions with statistics.
  • Our report contained the results of both quantitative and qualitative research. In order to not overwhelm users we peppered blocks, like the one pictured, on the summary page where users could deep dive into our data, in the form of pdfs or raw excel docs, should they want more information.

Over 4,500 teachers from innovative and mainstream schools were interviewed along with 15 software developers. We identified 9 opportunity areas where teachers needed the most help. With each opportunity we provided interview snippets, clear descriptions of the challenge and thought-starters.


  • Front-end Development
  • Wordpress Development

How do you connect healthcare professionals interested in transitional care solutions? Our recommendation- an online portal for frontline healthcare professionals to share best practices around reducing hospital readmissions. Users can connect with their peers, take part in discussions, submit or recommend others to write stories about specific issues they’ve encountered.

We found that healthcare professionals were lacking a space to share their experiences and challenges around transitional care. The goal was for Huddleforcare to become that space.

  • Users can search for solutions by challenge, filter stories by topic or submit their own.
  • User profile where you can view their expertise, compare organization stats to your own, or contact them with your questions directly.

Selected Clients

  • UX Design
  • Visual Design
  • Front-end Development
  • Illustration
  • Consulting
  • Systems Building
  • Prototyping

I've also done some work for these folks.

  • Allstate
  • Samsung
  • Pepsico
  • Hyatt
  • WebMd
  • P and G
  • Magic Leap
  • Digitas
  • UsaFacts

the monarq

  • Collage
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Patternmaking
  • Photography
  • Printmaking

I create under the moniker “the monarq” which is a multidisciplinary practice with a focus on analog photography, pattern making, and illustration.

the monarq


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