Growing up with video games and watching animes such as Sailor Moon, InuYasha, and Dragonball Z over the years, I dipped my toes in the world wide web, finding many people who enjoyed these titles and animations like I did. The websites were so beautiful that I wanted to try it out back in 2003. From then on, I created fansites for many characters and they’re still up today. It wasn’t until much later in 2011 that I attended college, hoping to get a degree for what I loved so much: web design.
I soon came to know about UI – along with UX – Design, enjoying the challenge to create for the mobile devices that came with it as responsive design grew and grew after the fixed/fluid trends going on then at the time. With team exercises, brainstorming, solving problems, and feedback given, I found myself at a crossroads. I still love Web Design but UI Design, while the same, was more than just the internet, it included everything to fridge menus to video games menus to XM radio menus. So I figured, “Why not both?”
Now with having experience since 2015 with Afterthought Studios, Pixel Pineberry, and other freelance work, I take everything head on figuring out what is needed, what is the goal, and what will make it painless for users.