In November, I took part in the Design Line online course. During a week, every day I was watching live webinars about UI/UX, future of design, new trends, communications, etc. The speakers were owners and designers of Russian and foreign design studios.
You know, the human brain works, as follows: it stops working when it thinks it knows everything about something (e.g. design). It is significant to understand that IT (and UI/UX design is a part of IT) produces new information, daily. That being said, we have to learn something new, again and again. We need to become a student, again. Design Line helped me turn out into a student. I learnt some helpful tips, not only from speakers, but from participants, as well. Moreover, we got some plans on collaborations :)
It is great that Design Line is not about catching the wind in a net. Straight questions — straight answers, that is it. Happy to start using the knowledge I got in my work!
P.S. The last name in the certificate is different from the last name on the site due to family circumstances :)
As you can see, I am a passionate traveller. I really love Asia and I wanted to go to Goa in May. But plans changed and we went to Cyprus.
What can I say about Cyprus? It is a mixture of cultures. It is blue sea and wind. It is freedom and delivious food. I like it!
We stayed in Aya-Napa – a great place for young people. However, it would be silly to stay in Aya-Napa all the time we spent there. We took couple buggies first, then jumped into the cabriolet and started exploring the island.
We visited most popular towns and beaches (Larnaka, Limassol, Pafos, Protaras) and the capital (Nikosia). We swam, jumped in the sea, tasted wine in the mountains. We ate Meze. It was a most crazy and coolest week ever!
I believe we will definitely get back to Cyprus. There are still plenty of places we would love to visit there. Moreover, it is not that far from Russia and the prices are quite OK there.
Wish you safe trips! Live, travel, enjoy!
Bangkok — a city of contrasts. I visited other huge Asian cities before and I was expecting to see a similar city. But Bangkok is so different! Here you see a skyscraper and just beside – a slum. You can drink delicious wine and taste incredible seafood in a wonderful restaurant on the 80th floor, but you can also grab a few pineapples or sausages at the street and enjoy it in the dirty corner. So the life is very, very different there.
For street food lovers (like me) Bangkok is the paradise. You are never gonna be hungry there. You will always find something to eat even though it is 7am or 11pm.
Apart from that, Bangkok is really beautiful. There is no place in the world where you can find so many magnificent temples. They are everywhere: just walk and you will find them. We visited both touristic and local temples. We are not against touristic places, but the real city is definitely somewhere in non-touristic areas.
After we left Bangkok, an idea came to my mind – what if some of the people who live in Bangkok do not need all this civilization? Look, they really enjoy sitting somewhere an the street eating their favourite Pad Tai. They love visiting markets and searching for some food there. They love song teo rather than metro. They love simple life. They are so close to the earth, to their roots, and they probably even do not need anything else. Not everyone, of course. Just an idea :)
4 lines. 4 icons. 4 symbols.
Blue – gull.
Yellow – sunflower.
Green – caravelle.
Red – wind rose.
They have great look and feel. When you go down to the underground you hear the bell ringing (like on the ship) and you feel like a real captain from the Middle Ages. Unforgettable feeling!
This icon stands for “jamoneria” — a place where you can try jamon.
The icon itself is a jamonera — a special tool for slicing jamon.