15 May, 2023

Alexander Olssen – UI/UX Designer, Entrepreneur

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Denislav Jeliazkov
Founder @uilearn

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🇹🇭 Thailand, Entrepreneur

Alexander Olssen


What was the turning point that led you to design?

8 years ago, I worked as a chemical engineer, but I wasn’t happy with how much money I was making. So, I decided to explore jobs in the Tech industry since they paid better even for beginners.

My dad suggested I learn to code, so I gave it a shot and tried Swift, Ruby, Python, and Javascript. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any immediate results, and it made me feel unmotivated.

Luckily, I stumbled upon mobile app design and found it exciting. It was more about working with information than creating art, which was great for me since I’m not very skilled at graphics.

That’s how my design journey started 😊

What does your typical day look like?

My workday usually starts at noon and ends at 6 pm.

Before I get started, I like to plan out what I need to do and prioritize my tasks. Then I spend most of my time working on projects for my clients, such as designing websites and developing them using Webflow.

Toward the end of the day, I usually have team meetings and client calls.

After work, I enjoy playing video games on my Nintendo Switch or relaxing on the beach with a good book 😊

Why did you decide to enroll in UI Learn?

As a designer, you always should keep your knowledge fresh and keep learning.

That’s why I decided to give UI Learn a shot – to keep up with the latest design trends to remain relevant and competitive in the industry.

What it’s like being a student of UI Learn?

I really enjoy doing homework as all the tasks all pretty diverse and sometimes challenging.

Also, I appreciate the personalized feedback that Denislav provides during the course. He always takes the time to understand my work and provides helpful and constructive feedback that helps me see my mistakes and improve my skills.

Besides that, I’ve met a lot of like-minded designers during the course and learned a lot from them as well.

What does your setup look like?

Where do you get inspired?

Lapa ninja, landbook, saaslandingpage, siteinspire, behance, awwwards, dribbble

What product have you recently seen that made you think this is a great design?

Usermaven! It’s a website analytics tool with automatic events tracking and is privacy-focused.

I was absolutely disappointed by Google Analytics 4 and how complicated it is to set up basic tracking events with GA4, and started to look at alternatives with clean UI and UX.

After some research and testing on my own website, I fell in love with Usermaven. It’s super easy to set up custom events and conversions.

Also, Usermaven’s branding looks really modern.

What music do you listen to whilst designing?

Any advice for upcoming designers?

As an upcoming designer, focus on embracing creativity, learning design principles, and drawing inspiration from others while adding your personal touch.

This approach will help you grow, develop your unique style, and succeed in the design world.

Anything you want to promote or plug?

Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Twitter.

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