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I’m sorry it has taken so long to write something here – it has been a crazy couple of months, but I’m finally on summer holiday now for the next two months after passing my exam a week ago.
A lot of exciting things has happened since my last post and I’m excited to share some news about my exam and how I’ve decided to seek discomfort and focus on me and my future – so stay tuned!
Crushing the summer exam – one year left!
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m currently back in school studying multimediadesign to hopefully be working as a UI/UX designer post graduation next year (2022). I was forced back to school after a car accident kind of messed up my back and neck, so I had to quit my internship as a carpenter.
Honestly, I’m still not okay, but I think I’ve made the best out of a bad situation when I decided to go back to school. It’s quite funny how I once worked as a UI/UX recruiter at Google in Dublin, Ireland and now I’m in school studying to become a UI/UX designer. I think it was meant to be – I just hated how it happened, but we’re doing it!
Anyway, I just passed my summer exam with the second highest grade possible, so I’m really excited about it. My project was to create a website for an new union here in Denmark who works with dramaturgy and theatre – trying to make more jobs and internships available in a market that isn’t evolving.
I was super excited about the product and I wanted to show you guys – it’s in Danish, so I guess it’s just the visuals.
The main issue for the union – FDUU – is that they started exactly when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and they never really came around to creating a website, which is why their development has been on a standstill. They simply haven’t been able to grow and attract more members.
On the landing page you’ll find information about the union presented as a video introduction. I figured it was the most logical thing to have, since they work with camera, composition, acting etc. After the introduction you can either go to the ‘About FDUU’ page to read more or scroll down to find information about what dramaturgy is, you can meet current members of the union and at the bottom you’ll find ‘Aktiviteter & Arrangementer’ or activities and events, which will lead you to a calendar showing all the events booked for members.
On the right/top you’ll see it ‘About FDUU’ page where you can find information about the services they provide, the partners they’re working together with, meet the team behind the union and then a FAQ.
The right/bottom you’ll see the ‘Contact FDUU’ page, which is a basic contact page with the sole purpose of making people contact them if they want to become a member or if they wish to work with FDUU as a partner.
I haven’t presented the final solution to the union yet, since I just finished my exam, so we’ll see what happens!
I learned a lot from this project and I’m excited that I’m allowed to share and show it on my ‘in-the-making’ portfolio – which leads me to the more exciting news!
I’m officially self-employed – CLICKIDY!
Yes, it has been a life-long dream to be my own boss and last month I decided to actually do something about it. So, I’ve taken a big step in believing in myself and started my own company called ‘Clickidy’.
The name itself was actually from a random company name generator, but I liked it so much that I decided to keep it. I wanted to use my own name at first, but I’ll be promoting my company as Clickidy by Rasmus Bak – we’ll see how that works out.
I’m super excited about it and I’m currently designing my portfolio so that I can show my work online. I think, I’m ready to finally share the current design even though it’s still a work in progress – you’ll see the landing page below.
Everything you see above is the landing page – I decided to split it in two to save some space on this post. I like it because it’s very simple and I’ve tried to use a lot of white space to make it feel less cramped. On this page you’ll stumble upon my face in the hero section with a welcoming message, followed by a short section explaining what I do.
Afterwards I’ve decided to add some testimonials as social proof followed by the skills and services I’ll be offering to my future clients. I’ve re-found my interest in photography which will be a service, I’ll be offering, as well as developing my designs in another tool called Webflow (don’t mention this to WordPress) and hopefully WordPress as well. As mentioned I’m really interested in designing and the UI/UX aspect of it all, but I’m not a big fan of coding, but I know that I have to have some sort of service to build what I’m designing.
After these sections you’ll find my projects and since I don’t have much experience I’ll be sharing my design challenges from Sharpen Design at first along side the projects I do in my spare time – you can see the design challenge pages below. At the second half of the page you’ll find an ‘about me’ section followed by an FAQ where I’ll answer basic questions – and lastly the contact me section.
I’ve decided to go with a one pager as it’s much more simple and having multiple pages is just too much for a one man army like me. I like the design so far, but I’m always trying to improve.
Yea, so I’ve passed my exam and now I only have one year left. I’ve created my own company for future freelance work and hopefully, it will help me becoming a digital nomad some time down the road.
If there are any UI/UX designers out there who’d like to give me some feedback it would be much appreciated – I’ve only been designing for about a 10 months, so I still have a lot to learn – you can actually see my previous portfolio design right here.
As always, I hope you’re all safe and thank you so much for checking in!