When I finally managed to get a job interview at Jayway, I didn't show up. Well, that's not entirely true. I did show up at the Malmö office but the opening was at the Copenhagen office and the manager was waiting for me there. He spoke Swedish, how was I to know? Instead I got to meet with the designers which was great because the logo was what attracted my attention in the first place.
I've known since early age that I'm going to work with something creative. When my father bought a computer and taught himself how to make web pages, he lured me into his world by introducing me to programs like Paint and Adobe Flash. And by high school, my mind was set on working with something interactive, like digital design.
When you're young, in order to grow, you have to keep moving. In school I couldn't wait to start work and while at university I did freelance work as designer. Now, some years into my professional career, I've worked at bureaus, municipal offices and multinational corporations. No matter whether I've been an employee or a freelancer, I've learned the importance of cooperation. As a matter of fact to a degree where today, I do lectures on how to improve collaboration and communication between designers and developers during projects.
The Bosnian heritage
I'm pretty sure that it wasn't because of my no-show, but I didn't start at Jayway until eight months after the interview. My first project here was so confidential that I still can't talk about it. Last year however my projects were more public: post one photo on Instagram each day and renovate and decorate a house. Well, after all I was on maternity leave with my youngest one. Now I'm back at work and my latest project has been to introduce a group of newly arrived to potential Swedish employers at the Øredev conference. Social engagement is important to me and I've been in mentor programs as well as tutored school children. Maybe it's all part of my Bosnian heritage. I like to say that we Bosnians are family-oriented, we love to cook and always have a big passion and drive.
Adam Lawrence - Customer Experience consultant using expertise gained in the world of theater, film, stand-up comedy and storytelling to help organisations influence and impress their customers and partners.
Alan Cooper - Known for his role in humanizing technology
Golden Krishna - Innovator and author of the book “The best interface is no interface”
Favorite Instagram Accounts: IKEA.today - behind the scenes inspiration at IKEA product development
Favorite Film: The Intouchables
Favorite Music: Electronic, Indie