sarah uhlarik

Sarah Uhlarik

Hi, I'm Sarah – a current UX Architect and former pastry chef. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 2014 I lived in Michigan and worked in catering. It was there I realized my favorite part of pastry was coming up with the design of desserts and cakes; focusing on elements such as color, layout, line, and texture. Thus began my journey to Chicago, where I studied graphic design and interaction design at Columbia College Chicago.

Having transitioned from pastry chef to graphic designer to UXA, I have a strong sense of fundamental UI patterns and UX principles such as mobile-first, information architecture, usability and accessibility. My work ethic, fast paced learning, and attention to detail combine to solve problems all the while focusing on user-centered design. 

In my free time I love to be outside and explore all that Chicago has to offer. It helps that my canine companion, Harriet, a 5yo black lab, does too! (Pictures available upon request.)


I'm an avid reader and part of several book clubs. My goal this year is to read 36+ books and so far I'm ahead of schedule! A few recent favorites include Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel and Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.

I also still love to cook and bake for friends and co-workers. One of my passions is food photography and styling. Stay tuned for a designated food styling blog, coming soon!

Work History

FCB Chicago

Aug. 2021-current



  • edX Verified Intro to Web Accessibility
  • August 2022


  • 2020 Muse Creative Awards – Gold Winner


sarah[dot]uhlarik[at] gmail[dot]com