UI Design Finalist
What does your design process generally look like?
1. Read the specs
2. Try to decode the client psyche
3. Research (crucial)
4. Imagine the UI in my head (layout, flow. etc)
5. Implement the UI in XD/Sketch
6. Iteration and figure out any alternate solutions
7. Visual refinement
What is your most memorable Topcoder design challenge during this TCO19 qualification and why?
Topcoder Review App design challenge because this was the first time I designed using Sketch. I had not expected to place, let alone be the winner.
Who do you think is the most fierce or talented designer at Topcoder and why?
It would be wrong to name just one. But, from what I have experienced on my Topcoder journey, iaminfinite is very consistent with his designs. And of course, there is the mighty iamtong.
What design software and hardware do you use and why?
XD is my preferred software because of its sheer simplicity. As for hardware, I alternate between Windows and Mac systems because I feel both have functions that the other is missing.
What do you do when not working?
Be in love.
Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
My work space is wild, open, and free.
What is the dream project you want to build, design, or solve for?
My dream project would be for the Earth.
What's the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Never back down.
What does Topcoder mean to you?
Topcoder means hope, optimism, empowerment, and freedom.
How does it feel to be a first time TCO Finalist?
What are you most looking forward to at your first-ever TCO Finals?
I'm looking forward to meeting the community, its full of so many wonderful people.
Did you strive to make it TCO this year and if so, why does it matter to you?
Yes. It matters because Topcoder is awesome and I want to be involved with this platform for many more years to come.