My background is in theatre lighting design, having trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. However, I am currently shifting focus to creating interactive installations, by studying on the M.Arch Design for Performance and Interaction program at Bartlett School of Architecture's Interactive Architecture Lab.
My training in designing for collaborative devised theatre has helped me to define my design methodology, putting research and development, dramaturgy, and cross collaboration between specialties at the core of my projects within and outside of the context of theatre.
In 2016, I received the Francis Reid Award from the Association of Lighting Designers for my designs on Wuthering Heights and Hamlet. What the judges said were: From the outset, Sana’s concise presentation impressed the panel, with clear concepts and ideas throughout. Sana’s good research, along with her bold use of angles and colour choices caught our judges attention and clearly achieved impressive results.