Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪
I started an internship at a tech start-up that is building software for transportation businesses. While I designed many assets for online ads or print campaigns, we also focused on improving our website. Like that, I was introduced to UX/UI design and have stuck to it ever since.
I've always loved the tech world, and working at a tech start-up proved to be a lot of fun. At first, I didn't really know in which design direction I wanted to head. But while working, it became clear that UX/UI design is my passion.
Imagine pre covid times, before home office became a thing. I normally wake up at 7:00 am, get ready, and eat breakfast. Since I have to drive an hour to work, I leave the house around 8:30 am. On Tuesdays, we have a stand-up meeting with the marketing team, and after discussing the current tasks, I mostly open Figma to work on a new website. Our office view is amazing, and I love to eat my lunch while looking at the harbor. At the end of the day, I record a Loom to show the current design status and drive home to watch TV or read a book.
This photo was taken on my first day of work in the summer of 2019. As you can see, my desk is a creative mess with a lot of post-its and sketches.
It's still a work in progress and probably will be forever (because a website is never done), but I'm proud of our company's website, M-TRIBES.com. Since I joined the team, I almost redesigned the entire website, and it's fun to see the progress I made as a designer.
In a newsletter, I stumbled upon the website of the music magazine WaxPoetics, and I absolutely looove the design and all the fun interactions. Huge shoutout to the person who designed this!
Since I mostly design websites, it's always a challenge to start a completely new site and come up with creative ways to design each section. There are tons of websites out there, and designing something that stands out, definitely is a huge challenge.
I love to listen to Tom Misch or Parcels during work and you can find my playlist here.