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Meet Kiril, a Bootcamp graduate turned UX/UI Designer

Meet Kiril, a Bootcamp graduate turned UX/UI Designer

Kiril is an Industrial Designer turned UX/UI designer through our Bootcamp. Just as most of our graduates do, Kiril now works on amazing projects at Meet Colony & We Are Laika, Brainster, and others. Most importantly – he loves his job. If career growth is something that sparks your curiosity, Meet Kiril, a Bootcamp graduate turned UX/UI Designer.

Hi Kiril, tell us a bit about your professional background, did you always want to be a designer? 🙂

I always wanted to be a designer, but in the early days, I was unsure which path to take. When I was choosing a college, I was hesitant between architecture and industrial design. I decided on the latter. At the beginning of my third year at Uni, I realized that I was missing the creative part in my studies – the thing that I was looking for in this career in the first place. I decided to ‘upgrade’ and join the Brainster Bootcamp after which my point of view completely shifted in comparison to what I learned at college. I finally grasped the field I was interested in.

The admissions for the next batch of students on the UX/UI Design Bootcamp are open. Save your spot now and begin our online prep programme.

 Meet Kiril, a Bootcamp graduate turned UX/UI Designer

What made you choose Brainster? How was your experience?

Even though I was well aware of Brainster as a company, what drew my attention was the curriculum and the all-star instructors on the team. The whole experience was impressive, from day 1 until day graduation. Today – 2 years after graduating – I’d say that I owe everything I do today to my mentors who transferred as much knowledge as I could take. The Bootcamp blew me away 🙂

Show us your favorite project and tell us why you like it!

The internal platform for Brainster Bootcamp students is my favorite project so far. This project enabled me to work on something from scratch, getting a real sense of a product design lifecycle. Designing a product for 1000+ daily users brings additional responsibility and excitement to the work.

You worked on 3 UX design projects so far. What are some things that happened ‘on the job’, that went easy and well for you from day 1?

The transition from a graphic designer to a UX/UI designer is something that unfolded smoother than my expectations. For that, I thank my ex-colleague Angel who managed to onboard me on my new role as a UX/UI Designer, as well as the amazing team of marketers and project managers. The whole support I had helped me utilize my knowledge from the Bootcamp to the fullest.

What is the biggest challenge a beginner designer must overcome to start doing amazing work?

Being self-criticizing can be a positive trait, but letting it grow wild can be counterproductive. I’d say, less of that and more of learning new things, more of focused working.

 Meet Kiril, a Bootcamp graduate turned UX/UI Designer

Being a designer means constantly seeking inspiration everywhere around you. What hobbies inspire you the most in your work?

I’m curious to know if I’m the only one on this, but I draw my inspiration from graphics, colors, and costumes in movies and shows. The last movie I saw – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had some crazy posters and graphics designed as a part of the scenography.
Other than cinematography, I draw a lot of inspiration from music videos, albums and single covers, etc.

Which designers do you admire most?

To name a few – Bruce Mau, Ryan Carl, Chris Labrooy, Mark Conlan & Pia Opfermann.

 

The admissions for the next batch of students on the UX/UI Design Bootcamp are open. Save your spot now and begin our online prep programme.

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