My role as Head of UI and UX has taken an exciting shift at NLX as I have become more of a Coordinator with particular specialization on Platform UI and UX. Throughout the day, I have the opportunity to collaborate with design freelancers and our front-end engineers as well as our dedicated Voice Compass conversational design team. I work out of Berlin, Germany, so my day starts while much of the U.S. is still asleep. This allows me to focus that time on projects I work independently on. When the afternoon hits, I begin the collaboration with my U.S. colleagues.
UI and UX stand for User Interface (UI), regarding the interface itself, and User Experience (UX), regarding how the user is using UI. When we founded NLX, there was a natural split where I took care of everything visual in the NLX products and the rest of the team covered the systems and servers. I spent most of my time designing and engineering the ways our users interact with NLX products.
I have been working out of Berlin and have not been in the United States since late 2019. As the only team member in the continent, I am available to engage with organizations as compelling new business developments arise here in Europe. We have had many new hires joining team NLX in the U.S. in recent months and I have not been able to meet them due to pandemic travel restrictions. We hope to be able to have the team meet face-to-face sometime later in 2021.