Olia Gozha black-and-white portrait

Behind
the scene.

business • design • psychology • development • business • design • psychology • development

Last 10 years, I spent somewhere in the intersection of design, business, psychology, & development. Where business part came from my university degree, design from my childhood passion, psychology from sheer curiosity in human nature, and development from the desire to evolve. Nowadays, I'm a mixture of those four elements which serve me well in:

  • understanding both user & business needs;
  • adhering to standards & be creative at the same time;
  • seeing a bigger picture & be able to dive into detail.
mixture of those four elements

01 Process

I believe all good things take time. So my process reflects that. It starts with research and interviewing. I ask thoughtful questions to identify the problem and explore various options to understand how to best solve the challenge. Then it all shifts to the ideation-iteration-implementation process with constant feedback on each stage. It happens through Notion, Figma, GitHub (or any other repository), & Slack (or any other communication tool including email).

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In this process, I like to collaborate with decision-makers who are passionate about what they do and have a clear vision of where they are heading.

02 Personality

I'd like for us to know each other better before working together. So here are a few words about me as a human being.

A natural observer with a down-to-earth attitude. Value human interaction and genuine emotions, as well as a solid foundation over hype. In the end, I love getting stuff done and appreciate those who help along the way.

Trying to follow self-made THJ approach:

"Be thankful about past, hopeful about future, and joyful about the present".

In case you'd like to know — my favorite colors are yellow & green. The first is about hope; the latter — about resilience.

03 Toolkit

My everyday work is inside Visual Code Studio (aka VCS) and Figma. Occasionally, I use Sketch. Documenting things and keeping track of everything is happening in Google Drive or Notion. My favorite browser for development and design is Google Chrome. Honestly, sometimes I start UI in Chrome dev tools to check the idea quickly. As an addition, there are Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate on one hand and GitHub on the other.

* Work stack

Frontend

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • Hubl(HubSpot CMS markup language)

Design

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Suit
  • Procreate

04 Besides work,
I love…

Reading books, walking, exploring nature sights, taking zillions of photos on my phone, and helping other designers through mentoring.

§ Currently reading

Personal growth

  • "Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now"
    by Jane B. Burka & Lenora M. Yuen

Work-related

  • "CSS in Depth"
    by K.Grant

Have a project, idea or just want to chat? Drop me an email at olia@gozha.net