Sandra Atakora

be: @sandraatakora

Hi, I'm Sandra —

Interaction designer creating interfaces for AR, MR, and anything else digital + physical.

UX Director at Perch.

Aerial practitioner and producer of soft aerial show(s).

Honors & Awards

Adobe UX Designers to Watch, 2020
The Webby Awards, Judge, IADAS, 2018—now
Gold Medal for Retail Innovation (Perch), Edison Awards, 2018
Forbes 15 Technology Companies to Watch (Perch), 2018
NYCxDesign Awards, Honoree with Stroll, Warp & Weft, 2016
Pratt Circle Award, Excellence in Academic Achievement, 2017
Bikuben Scholar, Denmark-America Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2014, 2016
Jorck’s Foundation, Scholarship Recipient, 2014, 2015

Shows & Exhibitions

World’s Fair Nano, Loup – AR for grocery shopping (Master's Thesis), Pier 29, San Francisco, CA, 2018
TEXWORLD, AR Textile for TEKTILES, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator, Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York, NY, 2018
ICFF, Stroll II for Warp & Weft, Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York, NY, 2018
World’s Fair Nano, Loup – AR for grocery shopping, Brooklyn Expo Center, NY, 2017
ICFF, Stroll for Warp & Weft, Jacob K. Javitz Center, New York, NY, 2017
WANTED Design, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Talks & Lectures

Designing New Experiences That Drive Engagement In-Store, Perch, psfk x RIW, 2020
Accessibility in UX Design, Intro to UX Design Workshop, Gray Area, 2020
‘AI Sometimes and Why’ Lecture Series, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2017
AR for Designers, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2017
Graduate Color Studio, Guest Critic, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2017