Introducing: Houda!

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We're excited to welcome Houda, our newest UX/UI Instructor!

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What is the best thing you’ve designed so far, and why is it your favourite?

Currently, my best design is a piece I've designed for my current job. I had complete control over the project and was able to demonstrate my design skills. As the project's sole designer, I've received positive feedback from both team members and stakeholders.

I also believe that I end up liking my most recent work because, as time passes, I can see flaws in my designs, so the most recent always seems to be my favourite. I think this is a result of being somewhat of a perfectionist and working in the UX/UI industry, where you are constantly exposed to designs and naturally want to improve on previous work.

Houda is designing an internal system to manage customer accounts 🤩

If you could go back to the start of your UX/UI career, what advice would you give yourself?

If I could go back to the start of my journey, my advice would be to have more faith and confidence in my design ability. Because I started out as a developer but always had a passion for design, it took me a long time to fully transition into UX/UI because I didn't think I could make it.

Do you have any hobbies that make you a unique designer?

My background and interest in development has allowed me to be a more well-rounded and unique designer, as I consider not only the user, but also the development process, which is obviously an important aspect of working in the tech industry.
This provides me with a more balanced approach to design. I also draw inspiration from hobbies such as interior design and art, which all encompass design in general.

One tip for a designer to elevate their designs?

One piece of advice I would give designers is to always practice design and draw inspiration from what is available at the time. I'd also add that I believe it's more important to stick to design systems and pre-existing solutions than to try to come up with new ones. If it isn't broken, don't fix it!

You can find Houda on the community Slack channel or LinkedIn!