Welcome to the blog section. Here I talk about Business and Design and other helpful subjects that helped me out throughout my career. I hope all this information will help you through your journey as it did on mine!
August 25, 2021
What is UX Design?
As you might already know this, we have UI or user interface design and UX design. The UI is the aesthetics, the beauty of a website at first glance, or of an app, or the colours and how they look combined together, basically the first impression you make of the product. User experience design started pretty much at the same time as user interface design. I don't know if any of you remember the good old times when websites looked so rudimentary, no colours, no structure, nothing, just a white background and some lines. The journey for the user was super simple.
August 18, 2021
How to find your purpose in life Ikigai
So, recently I've asked myself this question: what is my purpose in life? Not everything has been great since the pandemic started and sometimes I wonder if I am knocking on the right door or if I am planting seeds in the right place.
August 6, 2021
Popular Figma Plugins
For those of you who haven't used Figma before, it's a design tool similar to Adobe XD and Sketch, which also has other wonderful plugins and stuff that help automate your work as a UX/UI Designer.
August 6, 2021
Figma vs Sketch
Since I started working in this industry, I think this question was one of the most asked questions amongst designers that are starting out.And even if the internet is full of comparisons like these. People still want to know what tools they should pick in 2021! And it's a fair question. So that's why today we will try to see which tool is better for you.
July 13, 2021
Should you work for free when you are starting out?
Should you work for free as a designer and as a digital agency?! Well in this video I give advice on both sides and for both answers. Have a look and let me know what you think about it down below in the comments section.
March 23, 2021
Why is design so important in 2021?
Let's discuss why UX/UI design is the best job in 2021. The competition online now is bigger than ever and the only way you can stand out from the crowd now in 2021 is through custom user-centred designs. So if you ever taught about starting your design career or if you plan to grow your business online than 2021 is the year when you should start taking design more seriously. Design is one of the few careers you can start without any sort of degree or previous training. So if you are looking for the best job for 2021 chances are UX/UI Design is on the top of the list.
March 31, 2021
Top 5 Design Trends 2021
Top 5 design trends in 2021 for UX/UI Design. I have done my research, however I have to say that I have been using these trends myself lately. I hope they give you some inspiration as well to create some awesome contemporary designs.
June 30, 2021
Principles of a good design portfolio 2021
In today's blog, I want to talk about one of the most important things you need to have in this industry and that is your portfolio. I've mentioned in one of my previous YouTube videos that if you don't know how to create an amazing design, you should use a template at the beginning, so we are going to look into that. Also, I will list a few principles that form the backbone for each portfolio. Without any further a due let's get into it.
March 11, 2021
Everything you need to know about NFTs
What are NFTs and Crypto Art? In this blog-post, we are going to dive into the blockchain sea of NFT's and cryptocurrencies. I'm going to explain what is an NFT, what is the difference between a fungible token and a non-fungible token and how you can purchase these digital assets and why you should consider to start creating some digital artwork. So if you are interested in any of these subjects: digital artwork, NFTS, NFTS art, or you just want to learn how to buy and trade NFTS, grab some popcorn or a snack and let's get into it.
June 2, 2021
Must haves for online businesses
Here I enlist my top must-haves for every online business but also for every business out there. From websites to social media, I go through everything I believe every business that sells a product or a service must have now, in 2021!
March 20, 2021
How to generate multiple income streams as a designer
In this blog post, I want to share with you how you can start generating multiple income streams as a designer. We are going to discuss the newest and most popular income streams for graphic designers, UX/UI designers, etc. This are things that I'm currently doing or plan to try in the future, such as design assets and even NFTs. Let me know what you think in the comments down below.
May 15, 2021
How to prepare for a UX/UI Designer Interview
Back in the days, I was struggling at interviews, especially for my first job here in London. I applied for...wait for it, 200 design jobs before getting a Senior Designer role. I was nervous, my English was all over the place it was just a mess. At the 4th interview that I had, the one that got me the job, I was so desperate that I sat up with my hands on the table and told them that I might not know everything, but for damn sure I will learn it fast and work harder than any other guy that walks in through those doors. So Tom, if you're reading this, thank you for taking a chance with me and giving me my first job in this city. I will never forget that day.
March 6, 2021
How to stay creative?
So I'm going to show you 6 tips on how to stay creative! It helped me a great deal, especially because I need to be creative daily. Besides all of the new ideas that I need to generate for designs for clients, I also need to think about solutions to all the problems that pop up daily, either a technological problem, a design one or something happening with my business.
March 13, 2021
How to start your own business as a UX/UI Designer?
Ok so now you're a big shot, you're a successful UX/UI designer rolling in dough cruising to the sunset in your brand new convertible and you had this idea that maybe you can do more. And that just maybe you can start your own company work on your projects and become a design boss.
June 9, 2021
How to build a digital product? Advice from a UX/UI Designer
I've already discussed plenty of times before about how important is to get online nowadays, especially if you have a business. Now in this blog post, I also want to show you how to do that in a few steps that are crucial to getting the product from an idea to an online functional digital product.
February 27, 2021
How to become a self-taught designer?
In this blog post, we are going to go over the top 5 things you can do right now to become a self-taught UX/UI Designer in 2021.
April 3, 2021
From Full-time to Freelancing: Journey and Advice from a UX/UI designer
In this blog post, I discuss about my journey as a designer and most importantly how I shifted from a full-time designer to a freelancer. Hope you can learn something from this.
May 19, 2021
Reasons why you might not want to become a UX/UI Designer
Sometimes is not the easiest being a UX/UI Designer. There are things you might hate about the job. Here are a few things that haven't been my favourite over the years. You can decide for yourself if these are super annoying or don't bother you at all.
April 21, 2021
Does a UX or UI designer need to know how to code?
Learning how to code as a UX/UI Designer? You might think you don't need it but in this fast-evolving industry, you might change your mind. I am not talking about becoming a hacker here or launching a freaking spaceship, but more like knowing the basics in CSS, HTML and Java. Believe me, it's easier than it looks!
May 12, 2021
Business and Design Books to read in 2021
Top books I recommend you to read in 2021 for entrepreneurs and designers. This will help you greatly understand yourself, your business and also the art of UX design. You can find all of these books on my website.
May 26, 2021
Advice for self-taught designers
Even now how do you think I took up on Webflow or Figma and Sketch? As a self taught you have to have this mind set ready to keep on learning and to stop waiting for a teacher or someone else to give you the answer, and rather search for it yourself.
April 28, 2021
5 Things I wish I knew before starting out as UX/UI Designer
So, I have about 10 years of experience now. I started as a graphic designer during university, moved on to owning my own company, back to full-time senior product designer, then contractor UX/UI designer and now agency owner. Yes, I know! It's a lot, tust me, I've learned quite a bit and I am here to make sure you learn faster than I did.Now to get into the actual subject, after my long background explanation, here are my top 5 things that I wish I knew before starting this long journey.
February 17, 2021
What is a UX/UI designer
A UX designer or user experience designer is like an architect, his job is to create the structure and think about how the user will interact with a particular digital product, may it be an app, a website a car's dashboard, pretty much anything you can imagine that has a screen on it. But how does he do that? Well, first of all, he needs to understand the business requirement, what is the main objective of that digital product?
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