Along the way to becoming a UI/UX Designer I’ve done other very creative jobs and those skills and abilities really complement and guide my work, providing an edge that I believe singles me out from being a mere web geek.
From the age of three I became hooked on playing Mario on Nintendo; though it wasn’t just the game I was addicted to, it was how technology shaped creativity, and whilst barely out of diapers I decided I wanted to design and build my own games.
At the age of 17 I headed off to Malaysia to study games development and graduated from Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology.
Throughout my studies I taught myself Photoshop, and when it came to other things creative, I was like a very busy bee – constantly buzzing between flowers laden with rich creative nectar, which I hungrily drank in.
I returned to Kampala with a new-found fervour for graphic design. Soon after I was hired as an Art Director by advertising agency Moringa Ogilvy, the Ugandan office of global agency network, Ogilvy, where I worked for seven years.
My eclectic creative quest continued, and after moving to Australia’s Gold Coast I switched my focus to UI/UX, studying a full-time course at CareerFoundry for 6 months, before being hired by Studio Culture an agency in Brisbane.
Next on my list is to become a Product Designer, I’m immersing myself in that too and use aspects of my learning in my UI/UX work.