Dessy Chongarova

The startup I’ve been working at for more than a year is shutting down. Even so, this has been the best work-related experience I’ve had so far. As part of the product team, I learned about defining and developing an MVP. I also found out how exciting user testing is for me and I accustomed myself to iterative design.

I spent my time working with smart and talented people who were also great to hang out with. Thanks to their recommendations I got a fantastic offer for a new job straight away. It’s a Producer position at an established digital agency that mainly works with UK clients and start-ups. I’ll be responsible for scoping projects and I’ll be working on the IA and UX design of websites and apps. I see this as a great opportunity to work at a more strategic level, to deepen my UX design skills and to gain diverse experience.

Back to School

Meanwhile, I’ve been feeling the need for a more formal learning for a while. Being self-taught as a web designer, I’ve never had any real-life teachers and mentors in that field. So I’ve been researching masters degrees around the world. But I quickly realised that I couldn’t afford to take two years off at the moment.

Then I found out about the Summer Intensive in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I also have family in the States and I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time. Moreover a family friend in Boston invited me to her wedding in July. Everything clicked, so I decided to spend the summer across the Atlantic.

Let’s Collaborate!

Luckily, the company that offered me a job in Sofia was flexible enough and we agreed that I would start work on the 1st of August. So until then I’ll be travelling, I’ll be going to school and I’ll be working on my personal project. I’m also open to collaborations and freelance gigs so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you think we could work together.