Colourful chaos of creativity
Post-its, papers, sharpies - all in enough colors to make your eyes flicker. Somewhere below it all: my desk. If you visit our office, I guarantee that you'll spot my place right away. If I occupy a lot of space, it's not because I'm messy or too lazy to tidy up. It's rather because I work through externalization. This means that I try to get all ideas out of my head and out into the physical space around me, which makes it easier to find connections, recognize patterns, make groupings and spot where the gold is.
Digital design is a team sport
Visualizing thoughts helps during collaboration with my colleagues. One of the most useful things I learned at university was that a UX designer doesn't have to know everything in advance. Instead, I work together with a team of incredibly skilled developers and designers, each contributing our knowledge and expertise towards finding the right solutions. In this teamwork, my abilities to ask questions, give and get feedback, and listen, are some of my most valuable skills. Magic doesn’t happen on the flat surfaces of my desk and screen. At the office I spend more time on my feet, interacting and drawing and outlining things, making use of the space around me than I do in front of the computer.
Glueing things together
In my spare time, I like to make things. From homemade beauty products and colourful cake pops to Christmas ornaments and home decorations, I like to create things with my hands. I love seeing natural materials like wood, pine cones and cinnamon sticks transform into something beautiful (often with the help of a glue gun).
Whether I am designing a smartphone application that will help users solve something, or making a wall decoration that warms up my living room, I think the ambition behind it is similar: to create something that will positively affect someone’s life.
My professional goal is to make digital solutions that make life that little bit better, easier. My dream is to delight, as a pleasant side-effect of solving people’s everyday challenges.
Favorite Travel Destination: New Zealand!!!
Favorite Thing About Copenhagen: Copenhagen Street Food Market and the parks.
Favorite Film: Mr. Popper's Penguins and everything starring Minions.
Favorite Book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Sushi For Beginners by Marian Keyes.