Know Your Arekibian: Claire
Next up on our Know Your Arekibian series is Claire, a new UX/UI designer at Arekibo who loves art and visiting museums.
What was your journey to Arekibo?
Quite convoluted! Originally from France I studied English literature and history. I worked for a short time as a bilingual assistant for multinational companies in Paris but wanted to be more creative in my job so I studied graphic design. To combine my love of the English language with graphic design I started my career in a design studio in Ireland where I was able to work on various branding applications in digital and print environments while keeping improving my English. After a few years, I decided to specialise in digital design as I was really interested in the field of UI and UX. So I went back to school in the evenings to study UX design. Once I got my Masters it was time for me to put it all into practice, and voila! I’m delighted Arekibo offered me this opportunity!
3 things you’ve learned during your time in Arekibo?
- How to work from home
- Using software like Figma, Miro or Devops
- Whatever is happening, at the end of the day planning and communicating in time keeps everything safe!
What project are you most proud of?
So far I’ve worked on various projects that are still in progress, all have been full of passionate challenges. I’m lucky to be involved in key stages of the process, from user research, client meetings to design. I’ve also been working on an interesting internal project to optimise our process between the design and development teams with the creation of a unified and scalable design system. Ultimately we are hoping that the systemisation of our design process and alignment with the development team will facilitate the product phase development for our clients.
One thing you can’t work without?
I suppose the essential thing in terms of work setup to keep me going throughout the day would be the combo comfortable desk/screen with access to good tea/coffee.
Favourite thing about your job?
How fresh and enriching it is. It’s impressive how I never have the same day and keep learning something new everyday!
One thing most people don’t know about you?
That I’m the result of a multicultural equation of French, Spanish, Indian, Irish, Belgian and Polish descents (but can only speak French and English).
Apple or Android? Why?
Apple, I know, big controversy here, but I humbly think they deliver the best UX with top-notch UI. From the moment you unwrap the product packaging to the smallest design details in the UI - everything is thoughtful, tasteful and enjoyable!
Never stop learning new things (essential in this industry that changes at the speed of light!)
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