I'm based in Kamloops—a small-ish city in British Columbia 🇨🇦 We get hot summers and cold winters. We have some of the best mountain biking you could ask for, we're close to a ski hill, and we're close enough to the big cities to keep things interesting 🧐
I’ve done 2 bootcamps now: UX/UI design, and Design Systems. I enrolled in UX/UI design because as a web developer, I was starting to fall more in love with design but was lacking the confidence and skills to create the things I was imagining.
I was tapping through some stories on Instagram when my attention was caught by Zander talking about something on Webflow’s story. I can’t remember what it was exactly, but the energy was super contagious, and I sort of fell down a Memorisely rabbit hole. Next thing I knew, I was enrolled in my first bootcamp.
I honestly don’t have the most inspiring story as to why I pursued UX/UI. I think it was just a natural next step as a developer to level-up my abilities.
Along with my computer, my phone is also broken so I can't show you how i use my phone for work 😭 (I take good care of my things, I swear 😅)
On desktop I like to only have the apps I use everyday in the app bar:
Oh man, it’s the best. The bootcamps go by supafast, but you get to know your cohort so well, and everyone is having so much fun learning together. The relationships you make along the way are just awesome. And on top of that, the instruction is top-tier.
I think one of the most challenging and also one of the coolest things about UX/UI is that there’s just sooo much to learn. It really is endless, and it’s a field that’s always changing/evolving which is super exciting, but can be pretty daunting.
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Right now I think I'm most proud of a website we just built for a company called Path & Focus:
Path & Focus | Creative Solutions for Climate Response
I got to flex all of my creative muscles in this one, and I also got to implement everything I learned from both the UX/UI and Design Systems bootcamps.
Hoverify is always blowing my socks off
It’s literally every tool I need as a developer/designer in one super convenient plugin.
Check it out 👇
A list of super cool things you can do with hoverify:
And a bunch more cool stuff.
I usually listen to lofi music in the background or to some of my favourite anime soundtracks on YouTube.
A super cool website to listen to lofi music is lofi.co