Working with Chikka Design Team has given me an opportunity not just to grow in terms of career but also with personal development.
Before I started working at Chikka, I didn’t have any confidence with my design and front-end skills because I know that I was a bit behind with all the new stuff that has been going on with the design industry, but because I’m passionate with what I do, I decided to challenge myself to be open to new things.
Everyone in the team has their specialization and common knowledge when it comes to UI/UX but this didn’t hinder them to learn new things and make design as a lifestyle. I like that we’re open to discussion and our team lead wants us to be innovative. I felt like I was in college because of the environment – in college we were trained to have the courage to talk about our design ideas and be able to defend our designs – like every detail should have a purpose and not just design something and put it in an empty space as filler. That’s what I felt with the team.
I am grateful that I was part of it. What I learned is that being humble is the most important thing you need to have if you’re working for a company because we learn to admit to ourselves that we’re not right all the time. I know there were times that maybe I try to defend my designs too much but it has taught me that sometimes it’s okay to just listen and accept other people’s perspective.
I think that this is, so far, the best team I have ever been to. I hope everyone the best of luck in the near future.
Karin was part of Chikka Design Team as front-end designer. She has graduated from the position and currently pursues web design.