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Sara Johnson

Senior Design Strategist / Incubator Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

Sara Johnson, Faculty member, stands in studio space


Well-rounded design researcher and innovation strategist who relishes a wicked design riddle, with a focus on trans-disciplinary collaborations, ethnographic research, human factors, analytical frameworks, and systems thinking.

A versatile people-person who can connect with diverse populations interchangeably, such as research participants, students, clients and c-levels—while comfortable addressing or white-boarding for the masses.

Passionate evangelizer of design research and human-centered thinking.