Israel 🇮🇱

Ido Shtral

Creative Designer at Playtika

Hey there, I'm Ido, a creative graphic designer from TLV, Israel. I love practicing yoga and traveling abroad. Oh and, I'm crazy about coffee ☕️
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Where are you from and/or where are you based as a Memorisely student?

Tel-Aviv, Israel 🇮🇱

What inspired you to pursue UX/UI and become a designer?

It’s such a fascinating realm. You get to dive deep and explore the product you work on from different angles and come up with new ideas that can make a change. And of course, there’s nothing more satisfying than to see the final design and impact you made.

Which Bootcamp did you choose to enroll in, and why?

I took the UX/UI class because I wanted to broaden my existing knowledge. Even though UX/UI is not strange to me, I wanted to take a step back and gain a better understanding of this world, while sharpening my skills. It’s really important to stay up to date in this field since it’s dynamic and keeps changing over time.

What's it like to be a student in Memorisely's virtual classroom?

It is FUN! I had high hopes before the Bootcamp started, and they've proved to be true. There’s a great energy and Zander encourages me to think, and ask questions.

What has been your favorite part of Bootcamp so far? What's one learning that has surprised you in Bootcamp?

My favorite part is when we started to work with Figma. It’s such a powerful tool.

What surprised me the most is the number of different techniques of brainstorming. I knew about less than half of what we were presented, so it was nice to discover new approaches.

What is the biggest challenge you face learning UX/UI Design?

Coming up with the right user flow. It requires a lot of attention and consideration.

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What does a typical day look like for you as a student?

Since I work and do the Bootcamp at the same time, I dedicate my weekends for doing homework and reviewing again the stuff we talked about in class. Also, I watch Figma tutorial videos on Youtube, which I find super helpful.

What is your current workspace setup?

At my apartment, using a MacBook and Wacom, but sometimes I work in a coffee shop.

What are your go-to or "must-have" apps?

  • Adobe Creative Cloud for work and creation
  • Instagram and Pinterest, for design inspirations and new ideas
  • Spotify for listening to music

What (digital or physical) product recently blew your socks off?

Apple’s AirPods Max. They produce amazing audio quality and keep me focused.

What tunes do you listen to while designing?

I love listening to all kinds of tunes, ranging from Funk, R&B, and Pop, but Lo-Fi might be my favorite for design work.

Share three pieces of advice for fellow and/or future students?

  1. Enjoy the process
  2. Ask questions
  3. Stay humble and open up to new concepts

Thanks for reading my story!

Israel 🇮🇱

Ido Shtral

Creative Designer at Playtika

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