I am a UX/UI designer super fascinated about people and inclusive design. I have a visual design and fashion business background. While building a personal clothing brand I have gained knowledge about business, innovative product development and visual communication. I found that UX design is the industry I can unleash my full personal potential and empower my creative confidence. My new knowledge and skills let me become comfortable with uncertainty and be able to leap into action more often to produce the best value of my work. While building self-efficacy in the UX world, next I want to work in an environment I can maintain my new skills and never stop learning. I want to be a part of a collaborative team which produces human-centred designs to make a greater impact on the world around us and add business value.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