Well, I think here is the right place for the boring bio stuff
I’ve worked through all sorts of jobs and titles in the web industry until I finally realised that I’m way too interested in the technical part of the process, and calling myself a “nerd” sounded more like a compliment than an insult.
I started my professional career as a Sales Executive at a web design company 7 years ago, which was followed by a role as a Web Project Manager. Although talking big marketing words and clichés is not my favourite bit, it was still pretty cool because this experience helped me to learn how to deal with clients and stakeholders, and gain knowledge of how important it is to understand your client’s needs in order to achieve the final “wow” effect. However, it soon became apparent that I really enjoyed spending time with the designers and developers and understanding how they do their magic. I started trying it myself and I naturally gravitated to web design and development.
Shortly after, I embarked on a freelance career which gave me the freedom to work on all sorts of projects with different kinds of businesses - from charities and environmental organisations, to fitness instructors, boxing events and weapons resellers. Some people find it shocking that I pride myself with creating the only online shop that sells a dildo in the shape of Queen Elizabeth II, but the braver the project, the more I enjoy working on it.
For over 2 years I've been working as a UX and UI designer at Action Bikes and Foska, which gave me the opportunity to work with world renown brands such as Brompton, Trek, Raleigh, Look, Marin Bikes California, Wilier and Pashley. Later on I joined PeerIndex as a lead designer. We built an awesome data driven social analytical web app and got acquired by Brandwatch in November 2014.
It was time for me to move on and I joined another fantastic startup based in London - Kimono (now Blink). We were part of TechStars London WP 2014.
After almost 8 years working for variety of startups and established companies I decided to start freelancing full-time. So far I had the opportunity to work closely with over 50 startups, some of them backed by YC, Techstars, Seedcamp, Founders Factory, Collider and more.
A chew-everything rabbit, a non-stop snorring and farting bulldog, a worth-listening gig, and an always-talking-and-inspiring-me wife occupy my free time. Never stop travelling and thinking about new ideas. My bucket list is way too long, but my first wish is to visit all 196 countries in the world.