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Sverre Fossåen

UX/UI Designer at ScaleAQ & Freelance Designer

Hey! I'm Sverre, a UX/UI Designer at ScaleAQ, and a freelance jack of all trades, based in Norway! A big coffee consumer with a passion for skiing, climbing and design.🤩
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Where are you from and/or where are you based as a Memorisely student?

Im from Hardanger. A small town on the west coast surrounded by mountains and fjords!

For the past 10 years I´ve been located in Bergen. A small and intimate city that just like Hardanger, is surrounded by the best nature Norway has to offer. It´s Norways second biggest town, but still small compared to the ones abroad.

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

I have been working in the Aquaculture industry for quite a few years. Seeing how this up-and-coming industry is getting more and more digitalized, sustainable, and tech-focused, gave me an angle and drive to contribute to what I see as great values within an exciting industry. And to hopefully contribute to developing great experiences and solutions that make their everyday better.

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

I enrolled in the UX/UI bootcamp because I wanted more meat on the bone. Having barely dipped my toe in the ocean of UX/UI from freelance work made me want to take a dive into the field and specialize within it.

I hoped and looked at the bootcamp as my gateway into a full-time UX/UI job, which it luckily did.

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

It´s awesome. The energy in the classroom is massive, and that's thanks Zander being just as energetic as he is on the Instagram stories. The whole process is great, and the structure of the class is really well executed with how the material is presented and how you are given the chance of getting to know you classmates and share insights along the way.

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

I really enjoyed to learn about the research process, and what toolkits you have as a designer to learn more about the product/service you are working on. And the importance of enough, and good research.

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

That must be the UX-perspective of things. I really consider myself more related to the UI aspect.

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

Wake up at 6am → Straight to the coffee maschine. Work from 7am → 17pm. Followed by 20 minute walk home. Then dinner before the class starts at 6pm → 8pm. Then the rest of the evening is usually followed by abit more work before starting to ease down for the evening.

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What is your current workspace setup?

At the office! We are 4 designers sitting next to eachother. And behind me here, we have a our developers

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

Im actually afraid to see how much time a week these apps are running.

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

Tesla!Never having experienced a “digital car” or EV before doesnt matter. The whole setup and digital systems were so intuitive that no explanation or manuals are needed.

What tunes do you listen to while designing?

Im a big sucker for 70´s rock & alternative/indie

Thanks for reading my story!

Norway 🇳🇴

Sverre Fossåen

UX/UI Designer at ScaleAQ & Freelance Designer

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