Hi I'm Neroli.

A UX/UI designer with a background in Engineering.

01. RECENT WORK ON UX/UI

Bowtie Life Insurance
UX DESIGN INTERN | 2019 SUMMER
Throughout the 3 months working there I collaborated with different teams and worked mainly on enhancing their website application platform, as well as introducing new features for it.
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Etsy App Redesign
UX/UI CASE STUDY | 2019 JANUARY
The Etsy app is difficult to navigate and frustrating to use. Through this case study I hope to pinpoint what is wrong with the current app, improve them, and design a better version that would benefit both Etsy sellers and shoppers. *I am not affiliated with Etsy.
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100 days of #DailyUI
UI PRACTISE | 2019 AUG - PRESENT
I recently embarked on the 100 days of Daily UI challenge. While it'd be impossible to do it daily for a consecutive 100 days due to travelling and other stuff, I'll make sure to produce 100 UI practices by some day in the future.
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02. I ALSO DO OTHER STUFF

I also do some illustrations and graphic design on the side. With my iPad and my Apple Pencil, I like to draw stuff that's on my mind at the moment and post them on Instagram. As you can see, my style is heavily inspired by minimalism and the nature because surprise, I'm also really into travelling, especially backpacking.

On a cold November night I was lucky to have encountered a Facebook group, which had led me to my first client. I've always wanted to try freelancing, but have not expected for it to happen so soon. Since then, I have completed projects with bloggers, photographers, musicians and shop owners, mostly on logo design, but some on various types of graphic design such as album and fabric pattern design.
ETSY SHOP

ETSY SHOP

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CLIENT WORK

Client work

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Illustrations

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03. MY STORY

I always got asked: you’re studying engineering, so why are you doing UX now?

Well it’s a long story but basically - before going into university I had no idea that UX exists, and although I knew that I’m interested in design, I’m not really into the traditional design fields like graphic design and product design. I was also a science student with no art or design background, so I thought to myself: while I’m still unsure of what I want to do in the future, let’s choose engineering as a safer route because it’d be easier to switch to design than to have chosen design and wanting to switch to engineering.

Fast forward to university, because of my lack of interest in school (in general), I’ve become increasingly disinterested in having engineering as a career.
Then through some random opportunities I found out about UX, and suddenly everything seems a lot brighter - UX sounds to me a perfect mix of technology and design, and its problem solving process is very much like engineering. So I picked myself up, started reading and watching a lot of UX things and landed my first internship.

Reality is not ideal, and because of time and budget constraints, transferring schools (mine doesn’t have anything design related) is not an option for me. But it’s fine, because it’s not like I hate what I’m studying. It’s just that I’ve found something I’m a lot more interested in. Engineering also teaches you a lot of transferrable skills that have proven useful while working in UX. So here I am, becoming a UX designer with a background in engineering.
People always ask me: why are you doing UX now when you're an electrical engineering student?

Well it’s a long story but basically - before going into university I had no idea that UX exists, and although I knew that I’m interested in design, I’m not really into the traditional design fields like graphic design and product design. I was also a science student who found electricity fascinating, so I thought to myself: while I’m still unsure of what I want to do in the future, let’s choose engineering as a safer route because it’d be easier to switch to design than to have chosen design and wanting to switch to engineering.

Fast forward to university, because of my lack of interest in school (in general lol), I’ve become increasingly disinterested in having engineering as a career. Then through some random opportunities I found out about UX, and suddenly everything seems a lot brighter - UX sounds to me a perfect mix of technology and design, and its problem solving process is very much like engineering. So I picked myself up, started reading and watching a lot of UX things and landed my first internship.

Reality is not ideal, and because of time and budget constraints, transferring schools (mine doesn’t have anything design related) is not an option for me. But it’s fine, because it’s not like I hate what I’m studying. It’s just that I’ve found something I’m a lot more interested in. Engineering also teaches you a lot of transferrable skills that have proven useful while working in UX. So here I am, becoming a UX designer with a background in engineering.

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Contact me through my social media or via email! I'm open to internship opportunities, freelancing projects and more!
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