MY STORY

Hi, I’m Paula Kaminska, an award-winning UX Designer

I’ve been designing and building successful websites, web and eventually mobile apps for the past 20 years. With a background in programming and a passion for psychology, I quickly transitioned through all stages of project development towards UX Design and Product Management. I’ve been a UX advocate ever since.

Accumulating all of my experience and practises, I’m the UX lead behind the user centred design of the recurring payments app, Duesday. An app that is strongly focused on the user and endeavours to make payments more simple and accessible for the masses.

PAST & PRESENT

I wanted to be a film maker. Hidden behind scenes, I was inclined to actively tell stories and take people on journeys that may expand their horizons and change their life. IT however had better prospects and my pragmatism led me in that direction. I couldn’t abandon however my fascination with human experiences. Therefore during my six year long IT course at university I managed to complete two years of off-track psychology modules.

I still remember my dad advising me to stop distracting myself with psychology and focus on IT – to do one thing and do it very very well. Partially conflicted I disregarded his advice. This choice made sense to me a couple of years later when it came to writing a dissertation for my first degree. One of the books by Jakob Nielsen changed it all – I discovered that Human-Computer Interaction is the field that lies exactly between IT and psychology. From that very moment I felt the calling to become a User Experience Designer. I simply knew that UX is going to be the future, long before the job title has been coined.

Today, over a decade later, I offer a proven ability to prototype and design to best UX/UI practices, conduct usability testing and other data-driven validations. I can lead UX activities within agile and waterfall environments both as a designer and as a manager. Having worked with various startups in various industries I can quickly understand any business, product, team dynamics.

I am very confident of my goals and very dedicated to achieving them. I take initiative to identify problems and formulate solutions that are right on point. I have strong communication skills and can easily inspire respect and cooperation in teammates. Check for yourself – I am both a team player and self-starter who will bring you value from day one.

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