Hi! I'm Katie Sanders, your Sensory Designer and friction problem-solver. It's a pleasure to meet you!
As a highly sensitive child, I didn't understand why I couldn't process as much sensory input as other kids. I was labeled as moody and shy, but it's only been later in life that I have found I am actually twice exceptional (2e). A blessing in disguise, this now allows me to understand my autistic son's needs very well.
After graduating with a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media, I worked in user experience and management for a variety of companies, from tech startups to print and photography studios. My specialty is assessing how colors, shapes, placement, elements and stimuli influence a user's behavior, on screen or off. Since launching my web design business in 2005, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients, including award-winning bloggers, event producers, artists, retailers, authors and wellness providers.
My strengths as a mom of an autistic son swirl around designing systems that are easy for him to understand, providing easy wins and momentum. My design and project management backgrounds also lend curiosity about how systems can be improved.
At times I infuse the language of the elements into to my work as I find people can communicate their needs well when describing the sensations of earth, water, fire and air. Whether they are feeling too heavy, too light, too hot or cold, tempering the sensation with a counterbalanced element can help them feel more clear and calm.
My goal is to help you create brilliant support systems for yourself, without depleting your reserves.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
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