I’m from Locarno, which is a small town in the Italian part of Switzerland 🧀 , but my mother is Italian 🍕 and my dad is British 💂♂️ (I Guess they found happiness in the middle 😅 )
A snap of Locarno from the nearest mountain (we’re literally surrounded by ⛰)
Another 📷 of the old town of Locarno
UX/UI is something that I’ve bumped into because I realised that print is slowly dying, especially in a small environment like where I live. Before moving to UX/UI I used to work for a newspaper 📰 , I was responsible for the layout and I noticed that the newspaper was getting thinner and thinner. So I started to have a look around and jobs as a graphic designer have become a rarity, and then I’ve found Spot Heroz⚡️. I got an interview with the founder, I shared my work with her and she said to me “I think you can make it in the field”, decided to give me a chance, fast forward 2 years I’m growing into this field and I’m loving it!
I’m in UI Design. Once we discovered Figma and all its potential I immediately thought “I’ve to master this tool”, I wanted to be the go to person for anything that it’s related to design and especially designing in Figma. I also asked Zander which Bootcamp would be best suited for me 😅 But I thought that just saying “Zander told me to enroll UI Design” wasn’t a great answer 😂
It’s fun! 🥳 I like to jump back in a school environment, get to meet new people and share the tips & tricks that we learn along the way.
The amount of inputs that I’m receiving it has been a blast! Books to read, plug-ins that have changed my life, free sources that are basically a digital heaven. All of this was before the bootcamp even started! 😍 One learning that has surprised me in bootcamp, is that everything has a purpose and there is always a reason behind a decision. From naming layers, picking colours to choosing layouts. Nothing is random.
UX/UI Design is something that I’m learning and while I’m learning is already changing and evolving, it’s hard to keep up and it’s also hard not knowing everything. I don’t like to ignore things and just come up with a solution that I think it looks good, it has to work, to be functional. To achieve so, it take time ⏳ , study 🙇🏻♂️ , and endless curiosity. 🧐
I’m working full-time while doing the bootcamp, luckily the agency allows to follow the bootcamp during working hours so I only have to do homeworks afterwork, which is great. At Spot Heroz ⚡️ we’re in 3, but the agency is part of a bigger group. We’re 22 people in total.
Here you can see the mood during work is quite chilled 😎 and fun 🥳
Sort of Wakanda Forever pose 🦸🏻♂️
Lunch with our colleagues from St. Moritz
Beers and drinks after work 🍻
I mainly work at the office and I do 1 or 2 days per week from home. The agency is very flexible with us and we’re using a hybrid setup (home / work) based on our preferences.
Barney agrees with my desk setup at the office 💼
This is where I work when I have classes and office hours, my homeoffice setup, with the best coffee ☕️
Figma, Spotify, PixelSnap, Colorbox
Figma has totally changed the way I’m working, not only from a productivity aspect, but also for a creative aspect, it gives the designer superpowers! ⚡️ From animated and interactive components, to auto-layout and responsive elements. You can work simultaneously with team members, share prototypes. I ❤️ Figma
I tend to get distracted pretty easily, I need some chilled beats to keep me focused and on track.