Hello! My name is Jovita (pronounced as Yovita). I am a super vivacious and curious User Experience designer currently trying to break into the London design industry. In the meantime, I am training my design skills while working on side projects and maintaining the mindset while running. :) In the past, I was with my full hands-on establishing clothing brand Bonboz. While developing my own business I had an opportunity to refine business-focused design thinking and gain an excellent eye for details. I came to London to pursue my career in design. After gaining better knowledge of visual design I got obsessed with digital capabilities and technologies. That led me to the UX design immersive course at General Assembly. During the 11 week Bootcamp, I learned and applied different human-centred design methodologies to solve user problems and add business value. I believe in design, that it is a powerful and productive medium to build a better life. That’s why I aim to use my skills and potential to design digital tools that would enable people to enjoy their everyday lives.Locked Pro Plan feature
While a lot of Lithuanian design brands were emerging, me and my colleague Egle noticed an opportunity to challenge the market. We founded a fashion enterprise to collaborate with local businesses and create more innovative, better quality clothing. From product design to brand development, my key responsibilities were: Explored different ways to develop exclusive quality production and invented an easier way to produce the final products. Built a distinguished brand identity to communicate with customers and partners. Collaborated with different partners to present Bonboz to London and Berlin markets. Responsible for visual design and brand awareness.
Client project at General Assembly: BRIEF: AoA is a social enterprise which aims to challenge the media narrative around ageing. They have built a like-minded membership organisation and provides coaching services. The main goal of the brief was to shift the site’s focus from lifestyle to business, by redesigning the website. PROCESS: As a group of four, we needed to get to know not only AoA users but develop a further understanding of an older target audience. Luckily our client team were active and responsive thus after my facilitated design studio we collaborated and created potential ideas. While developing the design studio’s ideas we came across another challenge - accessibility. We conducted extra research that helped us to implement accessibility and create a universal website. OUTCOMES: The AoA team are satisfied with our work and are excited to make the new website live soon. Along with the positive feedback, I have also gained a greater understanding of older target audiences and a new passion for universal design.
I’m glad I had an opportunity to improve my visual design skills in a one year course at WAES. Most of the course was practical exercises which helped me to improve my technical skills and build better visual design understanding. Also, some relative lectures about colour, branding and other graphic design aspects were integrated with 4 final projects.
During the immersive course, I gained a huge amount of knowledge about the human-centred design process, which opened the doors to the tech world. Throughout a short time, I cultivated many new skills in the industry but most importantly I gained confidence and empathy to create better designs to improve peopleʼs lives. Some of my key takeaways: In an agile environment successfully accomplished project goals (4 different projects) Learned how to collaboratively work with different people Won a second place in Hackathon for accessibility Facilitated the design studio Learned coding basics to be able to communicate with developers