My name is Sarah Fathallah (pronounced sārah fatḥ allāh), otherwise known as سارة فتح الله or ⵙⴰⵔⴰ ⴼⵜⵃⴰⵍⵍⴰⵃ
I am a Moroccan turned American non-binary femme. My pronouns are they/them and she/her.

I live in Oakland, which sits in the territory of Huchiun, a territory that I acknowledge is a part of the unceded land of the Lisjan Ohlone people.

I am a freelance social designer, researcher, and educator, who specializes in applying participatory design to the social sector. I have worked on projects of all sizes with non-profits, governments, and social enterprises, on topics ranging from civil and human rights, to healthcare and education, financial inclusion and consumer protection, and media development. My clients have included the International Domestic Workers Federation, the International Rescue Committee, Open Society Foundations, and Population Services International, to name a few. My design work has been honored by the Core77 Design Awards, the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), ONE Prize, and the GSMA mWomen Design Challenge.

I co-founded Design Gigs for Good, a job board listing opportunities at the intersection of design and social impact. I am a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, where I studied International Business and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Affairs. I also studied design innovation at the Paris Est, User Experience design at General Assembly, and participatory design at MIT.

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Canada, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, the United States.


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I'm interested in opportunities to contribute to social impact efforts through work engagements, speaking, teaching, or writing. Email me, or find me on TwitterMediumLinkedIn, or Women Talk Design.