How should UX team leads staff a project? UX/UI skillsets overlap to the point where, in many cases, one designer can combine both roles in her work with a client. But when it comes to large scale projects, product owners and design leads alike are wise to split UX and UI roles and conquer distinct requirements.
Artist, Communicator & Functional Design Advocate
Annika doesn’t just work and play well with others. She leads them — to create memorable brand experiences that unite UI and UX seamlessly. Annika has flexed her intuition for human-first design through work with clients including General Mills, Adult Swim, Bridgestone, StarTribune and one of the largest medical implants providers nationwide.
Cool under pressure, Annika excels identifying usable patterns and brings expertise working within HIPAA and FDA regulations all while completing the extensive documentation and adherence required for projects in the healthcare sphere.
Off-the-clock, Annika curates her one billion nature photos and is an avid biker.
Entries by Annika Hey
How do psychology and aesthetics inspire action? With the help of teammates in Minneapolis and Sofia, BG, Annika, MentorMate’s Creative Director, works to answer this question everyday. Integrating excellent UX with software functionality helps businesses overcome challenges through elegant and efficient design.
The concept of work-life balance for designers has begun to change into something more geared toward work-life blend. Here’s how designers can justify finding a balance and why it matters for their clients.