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I'm Franciska

My vision is for us to see the unlimited potential in the things we do and create. We might just change the world…

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My Story

I have always enjoyed exploring and learning about various subjects, unpacking problems and finding solutions to change experiences for the better. Over the last couple of years, I have aligned my career to creating digital experiences that have a meaningful impact on users' lives while also fulfilling business needs. It has been an interesting experience which has included a UX Design Diploma, a Software Development Diploma, the Memorisely Live UX/UI Bootcamp and a few amazing digital product projects.

I bring over 6 years of experience in project & team management, marketing and designing creative business solutions into my role as a product designer. Deciding to follow my dream and fully immersing myself in the field of tech and Product Design was an easy decision to make, as I have always believed that we don’t have to settle, we must explore and take a leap of faith to live a more fulfilled life.

The reason why I find Product Design interesting is that it is a dynamic discipline where I am constantly learning and growing. It also has a user-centric focus where the primary goal is for people to use a product that feels intuitive and enjoyable. With UX your work can change how people work and also improve people’s lives by developing solutions to products and services that will impact people's real-life experiences. Lastly, it centres around collaborative and creative problem solving where one can test and measure the success of the solution. For me, a purposeful career is when your work impacts others positively. This has been my life's mission and I believe that by being a Product designer I will achieve this.

Most recently I have joined as a Facilitator at Memorisely to facilitate micro-education talks, workshops, and panel discussions for students, alumni, and their UX/UI community. I am also currently a Developer and Tutor at Code Institute.

In my spare time, I create content for the UX/UI Design community. I enjoy collaborating in design forums and I am also learning how to sail. Feel free to reach out to and connect!

My Resume

For more details on my experience and education, check out my resume below.

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My Reading List

I believe that as a designer it is very important to constantly be learning and improving. What better way to do it than by reading? Books are powerful and I feel the more I learn, the better UX/UI Designer I become! Here are some of the books I’ve been diving into lately.

  • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  • Steal like an artist by Austin Kleon
  • Hooked by Nir Eyal
  • Creative confidence by Tom & David Kelley
  • Just Enough Research by Erika Hall
  • Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf