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Sanaya Rau

Design, Insights


I am continuously plugged into three power outlets - creativity, curiosity and empathy.

Growing up across the Middle East, Europe and North America, I have developed a natural curiosity for people’s stories and motivations. This curiosity fuels the discovery work I do to support clients.

I believe that great design begins with capturing the dread and delight of human experiences, and then solving for unmet needs. I am at my best at the intersection of storytelling, de-risking innovation and helping organizations create services that center people over processes. In my practice, I get to dream about what is possible and, then, execute creatively and collaboratively.

Previously, I worked in Global Health, with a focus on child nutrition, neonatal care and COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. My research is published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Outside the office, I am an avid photographer, a theatre lover, an almond croissant aficionado and a big thrill seeker!


BSc Global Health and Environment – University of Toronto

What Inspires Me

People who turn fear into fuel, hidden food gems, patterns and prints in Architectural Digest, the magic of theatre, an elegant Formula 1 pit stop, street style