Sara Prado

Master of Design in Designed Objects

Sara Prado is a multidisciplinary designer and researcher. She received her BA in Design from California State University Long Beach, and is a Master of Design in Designed Objects candidate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is also the recipient of the Merrill Golightly Scholarship.

Sara’s current work reflects her social practices, which explore intersectional and inclusive frameworks within feminism, craft, decoration, community, research, and curatorial work. Her work focuses on resisting western, eurocentric, and masculine influences that have dominated design, while exploring her own “in – between” Mexican American identity growing up in Los Angeles, California. By challenging these themes, she utilizes craft as a form of activism to navigate complex identities through object design.