The different roles I currently play and have played
I have been lucky to have had the privilege of working with Fleur over the past few years. Fleur has proved an important member of the team on some of our favourite projects to date. Committed, highly professional, talented, easy to work with, great level of communication and the clients are always happy with the result.
My greatest need: Creative freedom.
I prefer to have as much wiggle room as possible to do things my own way. Flexible working hours makes me more productive.
I prefer to work at a company that is future focused, innovative and that cares about (their) people.
I am well-known for my my adaptability and spontaneity.
I tend to use unconventional methods, and I think existing rules are just someone else’s way of doing things and can be challenged.
I always find a way to make things happen. Just give me a clearly set goal, and otherwise an open sandbox.
Fleur helped us with several complex UX challenges and lifted the user experience beyond expectations. In our briefing she only needed a few words to understand the issue and often brings fresh perspectives to consider.
Working with equals and giving some advice in order to solve practical problems is right where I like to be. I have a desire for harmony and willingness to find win-win solutions whenever possible.
Former colleagues describe me as spontaneous, charming, and genuinely fun to be around, I like to express these natural qualities, and it makes me happy to know that my efforts are appreciated.
I don’t see myself as a domineering personality type, and I take no joy in exerting control over others.
But therefore I am a great listener, helping others to align their personal motivations with the task at hand. Giving them the freedom to do what needs to be done to solve what needs to be solved. I am likely to dig into the work right alongside them.
I started my career as a UI/UX designer with Fleur as Head of UX & Design department and as a mentor. With her mentorship and leadership skills I developed a lot. She encouraged me to get out of my shell and taught me well how to become a great colleague and how to communicate with clients. I am personally really thankful for having Fleur as a mentor and a great colleague in my first experience in the professional field.
...when I am not sitting behind my computer