sara krugman

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Sara came to design at a young age through her own personal healthcare experience. With a desire to shift the conversation for herself and others, Sara used art to express and open up a dialogue about healthcare experiences. In 2012, Sara studied Interaction Design at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Here, she transitioned to creating products and services that could be used by people to change the way they interfaced with their own health. Sara is driven to improve the quality and experiences of healthcare technologies.

Sara founded Healthmade in 2017 to be able to work with other amazing designers who are out to change things for the better. She is also a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and the California College of the Arts Interaction Design Ba Program.

rochelle ardesher

PRINCIPAL
Rochelle began her career as a copywriter in NYC, where she worked with social impact clients like CAA Foundation, Credo Mobile, Gates Foundation, Obama Campaign for America (2008) and Nike Foundation.

Rochelle left NYC with a desire to take design out into communities to develop services, products and systems from the ground-up. Rochelle has worked and lived in South Africa, Thailand and Myanmar. In 2012, Rochelle co-founded a design non-profit called Point B Design + Training and helped establish a Center for Social Innovation at Mawlamyine University in Myanmar. Today, PointB continues to thrive — teaching and working on design projects alongside local communities. Rochelle has worked on large scale service and systems design projects with UNICEF, UNHCR, British Council, USAID, International Rescue Committee and Facebook.

Rochelle is an adjunct professor in the Interaction Design Masters Program at California College of the Arts. She has also published several children’s books and educational curriculum.

jing yu

INTERACTION DESIGNER
Jing Yu started her career as a cancer research scientist, developing drugs to address the real needs of people. She eventually decided to leave the lab to follow her passion in interaction design. At Healthmade, Jing weaves these experiences together into the healthcare services, products and systems she makes. Jing is a gentle proponent of an antidisciplinary, cybernetic approach to challenges and is enthusiastic about making useful, beautiful artifacts out of messiness.

alex lauri

VISUAL DESIGNER
Alex grew up in Michigan to a family of funeral directors. He spent a large portion of his childhood in a funeral home in the suburbs of Detroit where he and siblings and friends would pass time playing hide-n-seek in the casket showroom. While morbid on the one hand, the experience taught Alex to have empathy for others and live life to the fullest.

Alex has always had a passion for the arts, and studied design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Alex has spent his professional life in consulting where he brings visual design, branding and motion design skills to bear in the entertainment, healthcare, and education industries.

christopher france

CREATIVE DATA TECHNOLOGIST
Christopher France is an application developer who makes tools to improve human sensing and sense making in the context of social and environmental problems. Christopher has worked with projects addressing religious conflict, election monitoring, urban violence, pollution, food security, poverty, healthcare and disaster recovery. He helped build Meedan, an international nonprofit focused on cross-cultural design, translation technology and digital misinformation. At Healthmade he specializes in prototyping and data visualization.

We’re always looking to meet and work with people who are after something similar. If your curious at all about getting to know us better, we’d love to hear from you at hello@healthmadedesign.com.

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