Kuala Lumpur 🇲🇾

Kelvin Chua Foo Long

Memorisely Student

Hello there! I’m Kelvin, a UI/UX designer with 1 year of experience. I’m a huge fan of video games and music 🎮 🎵
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Where are you from and/or where are you based as a Memorisely student?

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 🇲🇾


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

Having come from a programming background, I decided to pursue UI/UX design because I was always fascinated with the cognitive psychology behind how users interact with interfaces. Getting to design user-centric products and help users solve their problems was what drew me to becoming a designer.

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

Wanting to improve my skills in UI/UX, I started extensively researching about the most popular design bootcamps but quickly came to realize that they were all super expensive and was something I couldn’t afford. Fortunately, I came across Memorisely when one of Zander’s popular Supafast videos popped up on my Instagram feed. From that point on, I knew I made the right choice since Memorisely’s bootcamp focuses on a learn-by-doing approach rather than having to consume hours of videos and articles.

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

  • My day starts at 9am, where I wake up and get ready for work. My job runs from 10am to 5pm, so I will be doing work for the majority of the day.
  • After 5pm hits, I get home, which roughly takes around 30 mins - 1 hour depending on the traffic situation.
  • Once I reach home, I have a nice dinner cooked by my lovely mum.
  • After dinner, I start prepping for class if there is one on the day, or if there’s not, I will start working on the assignments.
  • To unwind, I normally go on YouTube and watch videos from my favorite creators, play video games on my PlayStation 5, as well as go on design websites to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and happenings in the design world.

What is your current workspace setup?

My workspace allows consists of my laptop, a monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse, speakers and a couple of plants to add a natural feel to the space. Oh and my PlayStation 5 is there on the right, don’t worry it doesn’t affect my productivity (or does it?)

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

It would have to be the PlayStation 5 user interface. From the moment it was unveiled back in 2020, I was awestruck by how clean and minimal it looked, while offering a slew of exciting features. Little things such as the startup animation to the onboarding process adds to the overall user experience and makes the UI a joy to use.


What tunes do you listen to while designing?

I mostly listen to pop music , however if I really need to focus then I will listen to a mix of post-rock and ambient music. I normally put on a playlist from the Focus genre on Spotify and get right to work. P.S. I’m a Directioner so I mostly listen to One Direction and their solo songs �

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

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions: If you’re unsure about anything, whether it be a technique in Figma or a concept in the design the process, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.
  2. Stay positive: There will be times where you feel super stressed out and the good old impostor syndrome might kick in, but remember even the best designers started from somewhere 😀
  3. Enjoy the process: Getting started in design is an exciting time, so just enjoy the learning process and you’ll thank yourself in the future!

Thanks for reading my story!

Kuala Lumpur 🇲🇾

Kelvin Chua Foo Long

Memorisely Student

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