A masterful UX/UI Designer is akin to an artist crafting the user experience with finesse, navigating the ever-evolving landscape of design trends and user preferences.
As the creative visionary behind user interfaces, Amila Šabić plays a pivotal role in shaping digital experiences at our company, serving as the bridge between client visions and stunning design realities.
We recently had the pleasure of engaging in an insightful conversation with Amila, a seasoned UX/UI Designer here at our organization.
Join us as we delve into her remarkable journey, unparalleled expertise, and unique approaches to the world of user experience and interface design.
Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
My name is Amila Šabić, and I’m from Sarajevo. My journey has been one of creativity and a passion for design. I initially ventured into the world of architecture at the Architectural Faculty but soon realized it wasn’t my true path. My passion for product design led me to the Academy of Fine Arts.
My heart also beats for sports — from tennis to skating, skiing, and surfing the wind. Youthful days spent in figure skating and representing Bosnia and Herzegovina at competitions shaped my beginnings.
How would you describe the culture and work environment at Walter Code?
At Walter Code, I encountered a new energy, revolutionary BIM technologies, and an expert team. It’s a place where I feel like part of a team that’s changing the world of architecture, construction, and technology. The pace of learning new technologies and construction systems, along with the support of inspiring colleagues, has made challenges enjoyable.
What were some of the biggest challenges you faced when you first started working at Walter Code, and how did you overcome them?
The transition to Walter Code brought challenges, including adapting to new technologies and the construction industry. However, with the support of my colleagues and my passion for learning, these challenges became opportunities for personal and professional growth.
What have been some of the most rewarding aspects of your job and your experience at Walter Code over the past years?
The most rewarding aspect has been the feeling of being part of a team that’s transforming the fields of architecture, construction, and technology. Additionally, specializing in UI/UX design has opened up new creative avenues for me.
How have you continued to grow and develop your skills and knowledge as a UX/UI designer while working at Walter Code?
My journey at Walter Code led me to specialize in UI/UX design, which opened up a new chapter in my creative journey. I’ve honed my skills using various design tools such as 3DS Max, Revit, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Adobe XD to create exceptional UI/UX experiences.
What are some of the main tools and software you use in your work as a UX/UI designer?
My tools are like magic wands — 3DS, Max and Revit for 3D worlds, After Effects for video magic, Illustrator and Photoshop for imaginative designs, and Adobe XD for creating outstanding UI/UX experiences.
Can you explain the difference between UX and UI and how they work together in the project?
UX (User Experience) focuses on the overall experience a user has with a product, considering usability, accessibility, and how users interact with it. UI (User Interface) design focuses on the visual and interactive elements that users see and interact with. They work together closely to create a seamless and enjoyable user experience, with UI elements being the tangible components of the broader UX design.
What are some of the biggest challenges you face as a UX/UI designer, and how do you overcome them?
As a UX/UI designer, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring that the design meets both user and business needs. This requires a deep understanding of user behavior and preferences, effective communication with the development team, and the ability to iterate on designs based on feedback and usability testing.
How do you collaborate with other members of a design or development team to ensure that the final product meets both user and business needs?
Collaboration is key. I work closely with developers, product managers, and other team members to align project goals and user requirements. Regular meetings, feedback sessions, and usability testing help ensure that the final product not only looks great but also functions effectively and meets business objectives.
What do you enjoy most about being a UX/UI designer, and what do you find most challenging?
What I enjoy most is the creative aspect of design, the opportunity to solve puzzles, and the satisfaction of creating functional and beautiful solutions. The most challenging part is striking the right balance between aesthetics and usability while meeting business goals and user expectations.
And there you have it — a peek into the world of Amila Šabić, a highly experienced and dedicated UX/UI Designer. With her exceptional design skills, unwavering commitment to creating exceptional user experiences, and passion for staying at the forefront of design trends, Amila continues to shape digital landscapes with her creativity.
Amila is another shining star among our team at Walter Code, and it’s not just her design prowess that sets her apart; it’s her friendly and collaborative nature that makes her an absolute joy to work with.
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know our talented team members through this blog series so far, as much as we’ve enjoyed introducing them to you!
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