Meet Jannica, our new UX Designer. Jannica hails from Finland but today calls Bristol her home. Read on to discover more about her background, her journey into UX, and learn about some delectable Finnish treats.
So, can you tell us a little bit about your journey before Seeker?
Sure! Before I started working at Seeker I was a UX Designer at a small software company here in Bristol. I’ve also done freelance design work and tried a few different jobs before I found design. I’ve even been a real estate agent 🙂
What inspires you?
When it comes to design, simplicity and simplifying the complex aka. making intuitive products.
What is a UXer?
A UXer’s job is creating products that provide the best possible user experience. User experience, in turn, is a person’s emotions and attitudes about using a particular product, system or service.
What brings you to Seeker?
I wanted to work for a dynamic, interesting company and Seeker is just that. No two days are the same and there’s lots to learn, but also lots to contribute. I already have some really interesting projects, both client and in-house.
Have you got any top tips for any budding UXers?
If you’re interested in design, go for it! I didn’t know I wanted to do design till I’d tried lots of different things. As for design tips, ‘Keep it simple, stupid’ (KISS), a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960 is one I always come back to. Also, you can never do enough reading about UX and it can get very scientific.
Tell us a bit more about Finland Jannica, where is the best place to go and your favourite local delicacy?
Well, for a country with such as small population, Finns really are everywhere. Finns love tech and sometimes take usable, functioning IT systems for granted. Finland is the home of the mobile phone, the SMS, and Linux.
It’s hard to choose the best places to go in Finland, but I’d say the cities of Helsinki, Turku and Tampere, as well as some of our national parks, are must-sees. As for food, there’s no life without ‘ruisleipä’ (rye bread), Finnish liquorice or fish soup. Also, it’s not as cold as people think it is in Finland and Finns are not immune to the cold 🙂
Thanks Jannica – welcome to the team!