shape future realities
Sarah O’Sell is an award-winning impact innovator with over 5 years entrepreneurial experience seeking to harness regenerative resources and empower communities to engineer business growth.
Activities, AWARDS, and CERTIFICATES
New Cavalier Reading Society
Comedic Author, Josh Humphreys | Global Skype Meetup
March 2018 - July 2018
Read "The Enchiridion" of the author with 15 global thinkers, discussing thoughts and inquiry from 3,000 years of philosophy on topics from education, arts and technology, early civilizations, and happiness, paired with critical thinking and internal reflection activities.
Design, Marketing, Startup Consulting
Sarah O’Sell Design | Global
March 2017 - Present
- Featured on Founders Live, a global startup network, February 2018
- Designed a booth and pitched at the Consumer Electronics Show in the Ukraine Pavilion at Eureka Park Startup Hall, January 2018
Community Ambassador, Industry Insider, Mentor
Women in 3D Printing | San Francisco, CA & Seattle, WA
November 2017 - Present
- Profiled on womenin3Dprinting.com, February 2018
- Selected by the founder to launch the Women in 3D Printing Seattle Meetup.
Cradle to Cradle Certified Catalyst
Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute | Oakland, CA
February 2018, On-going Certification
Committed to advance the sustainability conversation for transforming the making of things into a positive force for people, the economy, and planet.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid USA | San Francisco, CA
October 2017, 3yr. Certification
Qualified to deescalate conversations, recognize symptoms of mental illness, and recommend resources for further assistance, healing, and prevention.
Co-Founder, Lead Designer
Smart Solar Window | Bellingham, WA
November 2013 – August 2015
- Acquired by UbiQD quantum dot manufacturer in Los Alamos, NM, 2017
- Invitation to interview for Fall 2015 High Tech XL startup accelerator in Eindhoven, NL, University declined due to government grant conflict
- Placed Top 16 as undergrad in the University of Washington Business Plan Competition 2014, 2015, and $5,000 Wells Fargo Clean Tech Award, 2015
- One of seven collegiate teams to win Phase II $75,000 EPA P3 Grant, 2015
- One of 42 collegiate teams to win Phase I $15,000 EPA P3 Grant, 2014
- 1st Place, 2014 NW Washington Sustainability Challenge, $10,000
- 2nd Place & Clean Energy Grant, 2014 University of Washington Sustainability Challenge, $10,000
B.S. Industrial Design, Minors in UX Design and Business Administration
Western Washington University | Bellingham, WA
September 2011 - June 2015
- Earned $27,000 in national, state, and university academic, need, and skills-based competitive scholarships, waitress/cook 20+ hrs/week during school.
- Represented the University as an Outstanding Industrial Design Junior, Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Lecturer, Environmental Center Volunteer, Women’s Health Lobbyist, Artist, and at board investment meetings as a fundraising campaign high-achieving student representative.
Most Organized and Efficient Team Member
Industrial Design Lead, Rosanna Inc.
“Sarah is perhaps the most organized and efficient team member I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She constantly strives to learn and better her skills as well as expand her ideas and point of view...
Sarah was a driving force behind the development and production process of new product designs, as well as gave valuable input on the surface design side of projects. She was able to anticipate the needs of the Surface Design Team and collaborate with us to create a more efficient way for our design process..."
— Rebekah Webb, Former Creative Lead, Rosanna Inc.
Good Listener and Adapts Well to Unexpected Challenges
Design Educator, IDEA Program
"The students and I are always excited for their visit and engaging lesson plans. She is a good listener and adapts well to unexpected challenges - her teaching skills get better with each class. She will be an asset to any design education program!”
— Mike Wierusz, IDEA Program Coordinator & Educator, Inglemoor High School
Has the Ability to Get Down to the Real Problem
Design Student, Western Washington University
“Her design work is thought provoking and unique and I always look forward to what she will present next. She asks the right questions, does excellent research, and has an ability to get down to the real problem.”
— Arunas Oslapas, Industrial Design Professor, Western Washington University