I was born and raised in London, UK. Here are some photos I took on my way to and from work 👇
I'm insufferably curious and love asking why something works the way it does. I remember studying Internet marketing at University and not know how websites worked led me to learn how to code and develop websites. It's that curiosity that have helped forge my career path becoming a product designer.
I choose the Ui/UX design immersive course to help sharpen my skills as a designer. I've worked in marketing for the later part of my career, but I've always designed or been a part of the creative process so saw this course as the perfect opportunity to connect my experiences and gain a more structured insight on todays design process.
I absolutely love it, the classes are fun and engaging. Everyone is so helpful and willing to share idea and ways to improve. It's a truly fantastic way to learn and practice what you've learned at the same time.
I've loved diving into the design thinking process and learning about the different facets of each stage. It's great seeing how you can apply these principles in real life and make a real difference to the product your designing and building.
My biggest challenge learning UX/UI design has been not rushing a head and absorbing all the information at once.
I love the way the course is structured and find that it's great to progressively learn in stages and develop on the lessons you're taught each week.
As a freelancer every day can be different, but I like to give myself structure and start off everyday with a walk or a 5k run between 6:30 and 7:00 am.
After that, I dive into FigJam and collaborating with my awesome classmates from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
I'll then have client catch up's throughout the day and block out time where I work on projects from website redesigns to copywriting or branding.
I'll usually pop out to Borough Market and grab something tasty to eat before continuing to work for the rest of the afternoon.
From 8:00 pm I like to switch off from work and grab dinner with the family, before winding down at 10:00 pm and getting some rest.
Here some of the food from Borough Market 👇
I've recently moved house so my setup is not so set up at the moment 😂. But typically it includes my Macbook pro, Wacom tablet and a sketch book. Simple, but effective.
Some of my go to apps for designing and Prototyping include:
For productivity and communication I like to use:
I’ve been using Notion a lot more for writing and jotting down ideas and I love the simplicity of the interface and the level of detail you can build within it.
Typically, I listen to Podcasts like the 90s baby show or Design life. But if I really need to get into a flow state, I'll put on some lo-fi hip hop on YouTube and zone out.