Who Am I
Born and raised in the Czech Republic, I spent my teenage years learning the basics of digital design and getting involved in the tech industry. I started with a design quite early, at the age of 16, I was already designing websites and selling them to small business owners.
A significant shift came five years later when I had a chance to be one of the designers for a prominent international project – social media network CrewDates for Cambridge & Oxford universities.
This exposure allowed me to create a small network of international contacts, which I later utilized and founded a boutique design agency called Mersade, with focus on designing exciting and useful digital experiences. Over the next couple of years, we were fortunate to be working with a broad range of clients and businesses across Europe and North America.
Life was quite marvellous for a while, but after completing my master’s degree in Advanced Economics at the University of Technology in Brno, I realized that my career was missing something and after a bit of research and soul-searching I decided to move to Asia. This decision awarded me with life-changing experiences that would transform me for the better in both my working and personal life.
I spent a couple of months living the digital nomad lifestyle in Thailand before finally deciding to settle down in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. Being able to interact within Kuala Lumpur’s digital ecosystem personally opened new doors for me as it was the first time in my life that I have been engaged in projects in Asia-Pacific for a wide range of industries and worked on projects with an audience of millions.
2017 was an important year for me: I had worked on three significant projects for clients from Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong, which gave my career the push I needed to start looking for new opportunities. I then landed a job at Althea Korea and was working there as a Lead UX/UI Designer for a year – helping this startup launch it’s services in new markets and further optimize and enhance the current platform.
After this, I was hired by Accenture Interactive to be a design lead for customer experience teams in Malaysia, serving some of the biggest companies across ASEAN. I am working there since December 2018.
Quality product design to me isn’t just about looking great on a screen or about having tremendous numbers on a spreadsheet; it has become such an essential step in allowing companies to connect with their customers, effectively building bridges between networks and people, that I am happy I can be part of this worldwide revolution.