Hi, I'm Neroli.

A UX designer with a background in Engineering, Graphic Design and Illustration.

CHECK OUT MY WORK BELOW

A UX Designer with a background in Engineering.

01. RECENT WORK ON UX/UI

Internship at Bowtie Life Insurance
UX DESIGN INTERN | 2019 SUMMER, HONG KONG
Throughout the 3 months working there I collaborated with different teams and worked mainly on enhancing their website application and underwriting platform, as well as introducing new features for it.

Their platform doesn't support English yet but I'll be providing translation in the case studies.
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ResumeHub
TEAM PROJECT | 2019 SEPT - PRESENT
I joined my friends who started ResumeHub, a website that showcases the profile (resume, GitHub and portfolio) of past, current and incoming interns at top companies as a UX designer. We've gotten great responses since our first launch and are constantly working on new features and improvements.
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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.

Read my reflection written in Jan 2020! It's arguably the 'highlight' of this case study.
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ConUHacks V and McHacks VII
UI DESIGN | 2020 JANUARY
As the designer on the team I had to create screen mockups ASAP at the beginning of the hackathon so that the developers will have more time to code it up. Since there's not enough time for user testings etc, I focused more on the UI and treated it as a good opportunity to practice my visual design skills.
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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

Why UX but not engineering?

During my second year of university I realised that a career in electrical engineering is not something that I'd enjoy. Being in engineering school did expose me to different roles in the tech field though, and that was how I discovered UX. With further research online, reading blogs and watching videos on it, I've become increasingly interested in this field and in October 2018, I decided to make a switch.

I was extremely lucky to have landed my first internship in UX the next summer, where I got to learn and grow as a designer. It also reaffirmed my interest in this field, and that my decision to switch was definitely one of the best (so far) in my life.
But wait, why are you still in engineering school?

I am finishing the degree I’ve started. Although I considered transferring to a school that has a design program (mine does not), time and budget constraints don’t permit it at this time.
The engineering programme is still valuable though, and has taught me a lot of transferrable skills that have already proven useful while working in UX. Also, I don’t hate what I’m studying; it’s just that I’ve found something for which I have a real passion!


Other than the technological world...

I also have an interest in backpacking, travelling, hiking, and all things nature. Interacting with strangers abroad and listening to their stories is probably the best part in my opinion.
Why UX but not engineering?

During my second year of university I realised that a career in electrical engineering is not something that I'd enjoy. Being in engineering school did expose me to different roles in the tech field though, and that was how I discovered UX. With further research online, reading blogs and watching videos on it, I've become increasingly interested in this field and in October 2018, I decided to make a switch.

I was extremely lucky to have landed my first internship in UX the next summer, where I got to learn and grow as a designer. It also reaffirmed my interest in this field, and that my decision to switch was definitely one of the best (so far) in my life.


But wait, why are you still in engineering school?

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. It's fine though, since engineering did taught me a lot of transferrable skills that were proven useful while working in UX. Also, 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 :)


Other than the technological world...

I also have an interest in backpacking, travelling, hiking, and all things nature. Interacting with strangers abroad and listening to their stories is probably the best part in my opinion.

GET IN TOUCH

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