An introduction of sorts #BEDM

#BEDM stands for Blog Every Day in May. A challenge a fully expect to fail, but at the same time am determined to give it a go. Even if that go is occasionally half-arsed.

BEDM sets topics and ideas for posts for every day of the month, and whilst I already know some of my posts won’t adhere to the list, I also know it’s all for fun really, and none of it is set in stone.

The first post topic is about introducing yourself. Now, I know I blog sporadically at best, but I also think by reading previous posts you can find out a bit about me. That said, I’ll still introduce myself.

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Hello, I’m Kat! I work as a freelance/contract UX designer – basically this means I make the web an awesome place to be. I love creating things – be it websites, apps, experiences handmade goodies, beautiful photographs or delicious food.

I live in London – hence the blog name – and I love this city. It’s a big ol’ tiring stressbag sometimes, but those “oh wow” moments make it worthwhile. Mostly.

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As mentioned, I work as a web designer, specialising in UX. UX = user experience, so one could say I design experiences. Except, I wouldn’t say that, because I think it’s somewhat inaccurate. At the end of the day, I try and make products, apps and websites that are a joy to use, that feel intuitive, build trust and loyalty, and that people want to keep using.

Part of my job involves creating wireframes like this:

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And I have a portfolio up at www.katskii.co.uk

I’m also a crafter, I love to knit and crochet, cross stitch and sew, do origami and other paper crafts. I made this:

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Perfect for nap time (another of my favourite things).

I love to eat, cook, bake, and continuously inspire myself, food-wise. My ambition is to have my own recipe book someday.

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I recently got back into making my own dough, and pizza, from scratch.

And finally travel. I love to travel, photography my journeys as I go.

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^ The amazing Casa BatllΓ³ in Barcelona.

I want to be happy, and work hard at it (the world doesn’t owe me diddlysquat – a girls gotta make it on her own!), I’m happiest when I’m with my boyfriend, and we’re cooking together, and I feel safe and content.

Tomorrow, let’s talk about adventures!

8 comments

  1. hobbisl38 says:

    Lovely to meet you! Fabulous photos too. I’m on blogger and I just can’t seem to get my photos as big as yours. The shot of Barcelona looks amazing! #BEDM

    • katskii says:

      Thanks for your comment, lovely to meet you too! πŸ™‚ I’m using WordPress (I’ve used it for heaps of client projects so know it well, and feel like I have more control than Blogger) – having looked at your site, I can see that photos like the lovely one of your kids could be made bigger – perhaps look at the settings when you upload a photo? I know WP gives you the option to change the size! x

  2. InnocentCharmsChats says:

    Hi nice to meet you, this is why I love #BEDM as I wonder if I would ever have found your blog, you sound like an awesome lady so I am off to visit more pages. If you pop by please ignore my very out of date ugly blog xxx

    • katskii says:

      I just lost a good chunk of the morning reading your blog! πŸ™‚ Your charms are beauuutiful! (and don’t worry, your blog doesn’t dated!). So nice to meet you xxx

  3. rosalilium says:

    You sound like my kind of person! πŸ™‚ food, travel and creative – hoorah! Also, I’ve never met a UX-er before; sounds fascinating. I’d love to know more of what that means as a job.

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