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.
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.
My mechanical keyboard (banana split switches on a Bakeneko60).
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?
Through talking to people, scrolling on social media, and browsing Dribbble/ Behance.
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.
Binge watching Youtube or shows, gaming, and eating.
I have the same home screen for all of my devices–an aesthetic digital art of a Japanese city. You can view it here.
Taiwan, where all the good food is.
Ctrl+F on Windows, Cmd+F on Mac
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!
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. I highly recommend this if you love the psychological thriller genre.
Spotify and turning off my phone.
“How did you get into UI/UI and product design?” It’s the one I personally can most easily answer.
Thinking about life, space, ocean… anything that can give me an existential crisis really.
“Just because someone else doesn’t validate you, doesn’t mean you can’t validate yourself.” - The Road Between