2022 - 2022Jolin HuangProduct Design Intern

How did you get into design?

I’ve always loved arts and crafts since I was a child. I think it is simply just natural for me to get into the creative industry. However, it wasn’t until the pandemic when I discovered UI/UX/product design through watching Youtube videos like “A Day in My Life as a UI/UX Designer,” and I knew that this was the career for me.

Why are you at Liferay?

I’m here to learn more about the field of product design, broadening my Figma skills and network. The welcoming company culture here is what really drew me to apply.

Favorite tool?

My mechanical keyboard (banana split switches on a Bakeneko60).

Best lifehack?

I go to bed wearing what I plan on wearing the next day (besides jeans and formal-wear of course). It saves time in the morning. No judgment, right?

Where do you find #inspiration?

Through talking to people, scrolling on social media, and browsing Dribbble/ Behance.

One thing you are getting better at?

Cooking.

One misconception about Design you try to clear up?

Design is not just about aesthetics. Designers have to conduct research to come up with solutions through visual and contextual interactions for more effective communication of ideas in their products.

If you weren't designing, what would you be doing?

Binge watching Youtube or shows, gaming, and eating.

What does your desktop/home screen look like?

I have the same home screen for all of my devices–an aesthetic digital art of a Japanese city. You can view it here.

Favorite place to visit?

Taiwan, where all the good food is.

Favorite superhero?

Wandavision.

Favorite hotkey?

Ctrl+F on Windows, Cmd+F on Mac

Advice for ambitious designers?

Learn by doing. Use the knowledge and resources that you’ve obtained to actually design a project. There are also a lot of mentors out there that can help you along your journey!

Last book you read?

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. I highly recommend this if you love the psychological thriller genre.

Most effective productivity booster?

Spotify and turning off my phone.

Best interview question?

“How did you get into UI/UI and product design?” It’s the one I personally can most easily answer.

What keeps you up at night?

Thinking about life, space, ocean… anything that can give me an existential crisis really.

Favorite quote?

“Just because someone else doesn’t validate you, doesn’t mean you can’t validate yourself.” - The Road Between

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3 Months at Liferay as a Product Design Intern

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