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#EmbraceEquity: Ajiri

March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023
1 min read
Senior Product Designer

Editor's note:

I’m a Senior Product Designer at Kora. But the truth is I never believed I would ever have a career in design. I went from earning nothing — I worked at my first ever job for free — to working in tech full-time and earning a salary that would make most people scream. 

My morning routine is pretty much this: 

Wake up (5 am) > Restroom > Room cleaning > Set up workstation > Drink water > Write/ Do a course/ Read a book (depends on the day)> Work. 

I’m constantly improving myself because I’m in my building era. 

International Women’s day is an important one, and I think everyone should be celebrating.

To my girlies in the product design space or those looking to make a career change, here are my top tips for you: 

  • Post your work, and always put yourself out there 
  • Read refactoring UI at least once every quarter 
  • Do a structured course like Udacity’s UX nano degree or google’s UX course. 
  • Move with audacity, speak up and ask for more work, money, and everything.
  • Join design communities like designjobcaster, Asa Coterie etc.

Wondering what I listen to while I work? Enjoy my playlist!

For International Women’s Day, women of Kora are sharing their stories on working in tech as a woman and what it means to #EmbraceEquity, read the rest of the series here. 

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