👋 My name is Martina Pérez (@martinabrel on social networks) and I'm from Spain, more specifically from Coruña, a small city surrounded by the Atlantic ocean located in Galicia, northwest of the country.
I studied a bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Audiovisual Communication, what means I learnt how to produce a film and write a script, but also to model & animate a 3D character. After my graduation, I worked as a production assistant, graphic designer and conducted interviews for documentaries.
I LEARNT HOW TO DESIGN AND BUILD A WEBSITE, MAKED SOME FANCY ANIMATIONS... I LIKED IT! SO I DECIDED TO BECOME A DESIGNER.
WORKING AS A DESIGNER
I thought I had to gain as much experience as possible to boost my career, so I've worked on startups and large companies, both product and service based companies, for external and internal users. Spending one year working on a project or dealing with several projects at once and designing for mobile apps and webs.
So far, It's been a great time and I learnt a lot working with professionals with so different backgrounds. As time goes by, I strongly believe that...
communication, collaboration and transparency are key factors to build strong teams and great products.
GOOD, BUT WHAT ABOUT UX?
I love solving problems, the more complex, the better. Even if I have more working experience in the area of interaction design, I specially enjoy the research and testing. I love observing and talking to users and I'm also passionate about getting feedback from internal stakeholders.
I really think the UCD & the sweet spot concept between business, technology and users as the right approach. It always makes me wondering before starting any design: Why are we doing this? Is it what the users need/desire? Is it technically feasible? And is it viable for the company?