How did you get to where you are today in the design world?
It must be the combination of my passion, my curiosity and my commitment. That's how I transitioned from the business world to a freelance designer.
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Even though it slows me down quite a bit, I think the research I make before even grabbing a pencil to draw adds a lot to the value of my designs. I think somewhere there is the secret where UX design gets separated from 'simple' UI design.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in design?
I read a lot online, and try to educate myself continuously. When I have a chance I participate related talks and workshops as well.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Meet community members in person. I'm sure we will have so much fun together.
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
I'm proud of my daughter for being who she is. You guys will have a chance to meet her at TCO.
If it is about my professional life, I guess it is quite an achievement that I registered to Topcoder a week into Stage 4 and I could qualify to TCO.
If you wrote your own designer profile, what would it say?
A passionate, multidisciplinary designer with high attention to details who strives to understand how users perceive products and try to create useful and usable ones.
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Spending time with my loved ones of course or go for a run…. or the combination of the two 🙂
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How do you feel about the TCO18 Finals?
How do you feel when you win a Topcoder challenge?
What is your spirit animal?
What's the weather like at your house right now?
What are your hobbies?