Meet our Product Designer, Pauline
Every month, we move our spotlight to someone behind In The Pocket's screens. Who are the people behind the digital products? What drives them? And what can they teach us? Join us for a quick Q&A with our beloved Product Designer, Pauline.
What does ‘great design’ mean to you?
I get exhilarated if every piece of the puzzle fits or when the function aligns perfectly with the design. The concept behind the product interest me more than the screen where it lives in. For me, beauty does not only lie in the way something looks like, but especially in how design supports the underlying concept. I get enthusiastic by finding the right balance between the underlying features behind a digital product. That's good design.
"Beauty does not only lie in the way something looks like, but especially in how design supports the underlying concept."
How do you connect design with technology?
Order and logic not only flows through design, but through development as well. At In The Pocket, you're always with your nose on the product during the whole process. The support and critical dialogue from colleague's, each with their own field of expertise, shed interesting lights time and again on each process. It gives you the opportunity to really get involved at each stage of the process.
In a broader perspective, technology is fundamentally connected to design. Tech gives you the opportunity to make your design come alive, while on the other hand it can also form limitations. Recognizing these limits and accepting them as boundaries forms the space to express my creative freedom.
"Technology gives you the opportunity to make your design come alive."
What inspires you in your job?
The fact that we put the end user central while designing motivates me a lot. He's the starting and end point of a digital product's journey. Other than that, I draw a lot of inspiration from the collaboration between colleagues from our multidisciplinary teams and creating consistency between various touchpoints also gives me goosebumps. Oh, and a big fan of Figma's autolayout right here!