Hey there, I'm a Principal Designer at Booking.com. In recent years, I had the pleasure of building Booking.com's Design System and Design Language. Now I'm focusing on the Core Experience of our Web-based products. On the side, I run a design agency called Lightweight Labs and an online Slack community called Design Leaders, a space for diverse group of design leaders to connect. I also love playing guitar and working on music.
I use Notion for almost everything including my todos, planning, and other knowledge management. It's flexible enough to fit all my needs. For designing and building, I use Figma, VS Code, and Hyper. For music production, I use Ableton Live.
Recently, I've been working on updating my personal website to showcase my most recent work. It turned out to be a great opportunity to reflect on my work but also to practice my UI and coding skills. I built the whole website from scratch using Next.js and React and added couple of fun animations and cursor interactions. I've learned quite a lot during the process :)
I'm also currently working on expanding Lightweight Labs. Throughout last year we ran design system workshops and consulted companies on how to scale their work through design systems. We also improved Design System Checklist, our open-source collection of best practices for anyone building design systems.
And lastly, I'm running the Design Leaders Slack community. We're growing at a steady pace, having meaningful conversations where we amplify our knowledge, and making solid connections. We also have lots of job postings for high level positions at great companies.