The creator of this week is from Melbourne, Australia. Stephanie Chung works on making digital/online products friendlier for people. She also likes all technologies that include virtual reality! Get to know Stephanie and her professional way through her answers to our five creator questions this week:
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Steph Chung, and I work with companies to design solutions to make their digital products friendlier for people to use, a.k.a., UX/UI design. An added bonus is if those companies work with emerging technologies like virtual reality and so on.
How did you get started?
My short answer is working with startups doing social impact initiatives. My long answer is being an eLearning workshop creator, then dental startup employee #1, then startup community manager, and finally, product owner-UX/UI designer at a social enterprise startup. Don’t forget gourmet food magazine graphic designer and front-end website development for odd projects sprinkled in there.
What sets you apart?
I always, always want to do better and be better. It can be tiring, but I find that once I become passionate about something, I can’t let it go until the project has finished, and I know it was done to the best of my abilities. That doesn’t mean I’ll go all lone wolf or bulldoze my way forward, because working with amazing people along the way makes it even more worthwhile. Plus, I have a superhuman love for curry—any time of day, any kind of curry.
What obstacles did you have to overcome?
One challenge is living in another country, for sure, and Australia is my second one! Japan was my first. Besides that, taming my curiosity and constant craving to learn/try something new is my other challenge. You could call me a digital Renaissance woman.
Do you have any tips for other creators?
I think Marie Kondo put it best: “Find the thing that sparks joy in your life.” But sometimes, it takes a little trial and error to find it!
What makes you joyful?
We are really enjoying seeing the sites our community of creators are building.
We know how difficult it can be to get it going! That’s why we made IM Creator so easy to build sites with.