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Laura Vendrell

Digital Product Designer

Hola! I'm Laura. I'm a Product Designer at Gokoan and also a freelancer. If you can't find me designing I'm on the dance floor, trying a new hobby, or in a concert.
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Where are you based as a UX/UI designer?

I am based in Valencia, Spain.

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What led you into UX/UI design?

I've discovered UX/UI design while I was in my year studying abroad at Lille. It was my 4th year of University and I didn't know what to do afterwards. I was a tech lover and I started to investigate the VR world which led me to discover the UX designer role. I did a Master's in human centered design while working in a VR company; and then a UX/UI Master's, which led me to work as a designer in an agency.

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Why are you a UX/UI designer?

I am a UX/UIΒ Designer because I love digital design and people. Also, I'm a very curios and restless person, and UX/UI design offers me the opportunity to work in very different areas. You can be working in a football company one day, and then the other in an education company.

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What does a typical day look like for you?

I love to workout in the morning, this helps me to concentrate more. Then, I have my breakfast (toast or oats are my usuals πŸ˜‚) with a coffee, which I think is my favorite time of the day. Afterwards, I go to the office, or open my computer if I'm at home. I have a daily standup with the product team, and then I check what I have to do so that I can prioritize the tasks that require more attention, which I do in the morning. Tasks I don't get to, I do after lunch 😴. I have lunch and chill a little bit if I'm at home; and after that, I finish my work around 5.30 PM. Sometimes I have some freelance work to do, or twerking class, Memorisely Yoga, or maybe a date with a friend to chill and have a beer 🍻 Finally, I have dinner, and then self dive into the sofa while watching The Office 🌝

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What is your current desk setup?

Truth is that I have two set ups, or more, right now. when I work at home, I work at the dining room with my laptop. At my office, I have my laptop and a second screen (which is way better πŸ˜‚). Well, and 3 notebooks always by my side hahaha.

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And your Workstation setup across devices?

Figma, Slack, Chrome and Spotify are always with me. Then I'm trying to find the best solution for taking notes and organizing my day but this is still in progress.

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What work are you most proud of?

I love the project that I did with a friend for the UX/UI Master's because we had to design a product to improve people's life after COVID. We decided to do something for people's mental health.

Designing to connect people while social distancing‍.

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What challenges do you face as a UX/UI Designer?

Having to design products with features that are new in the digital product area; or, having to design a product for a complicated area, which requires learning a lot of new things, like health or neuroscience.

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What tunes do you listen to whilst designing?

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Three suggestions for budding designers?

  1. Design a lot, no matter how good you think you're doing.
  2. Investigate every new software that comes out, even if you only open it once, but at least give it a try!
  3. Learn from others, and always ask to improve.

Thanks for reading my story!

Valencia, Spain πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

Laura Vendrell

Digital Product Designer

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