A designer by education, specializing in furniture design, she has been professionally associated with SUNZINET Polska since 2018, thus being the oldest employee of our branch.
Working at SUNZINET Polska was her first job in the field of UX / UI design. At the very beginning, she created elements for the internal needs of the organization, mainly supporting the company’s marketing department. Her tasks included the preparation of materials related to the presence of SUNZINET in social media and corporate identity. During this period, her work was closely watched by a more experienced mentor.
“SUNZINET, as an organization itself, as well as our way of working as an organization, is constantly evolving. We try to be more and more Agile. When I started, we had teams of specialists (designers, project managers, developers, etc.). Two years ago, we created a system of multidisciplinary teams consisting of professionals from various fields. At the moment, instead of simple website design, we are trying to create design systems – a set of elements from which new content can be assembled in any and quick way, which speeds up, facilitates work and makes it more agile.”
“This methodology of positive feedback is used here. People who are Team Leaders are not afraid to praise the employee. By participating in a project that will turn out to be a success, the head of design can praise the team’s work on the general channel. It has a positive effect on my attitude and makes me become a better designer because I am more willing to try.”
With time, Monika began to carry out the first tasks for clients related to the preparation of subpages of websites and portals, thus supporting her mentor. In parallel with designing interfaces, she began to conduct UX workshops to learn about the expectations of potential customers, explore the topic and provide them with appropriate help. During this period, she participated in the design of one of the most popular applications for higher education in Germany. She designed views and forms, created branding, and prepared online surveys. At the end of 2020, she joined the new Team, where she acts as a stand-alone designer.
“SUNZINET gives me the opportunity to participate in various types of paid conferences and workshops that develop me professionally. Having a budget for development, SUNZINET pays for workshops that broaden my skills and allow me to use the knowledge I have gained in practice. I was at conferences, at Polishop in Bydgoszcz and in Gdynia at the Product Camp. If there are free conferences, but they are held during the week, this counts as working hours. Even if the company does not support me financially, if I do not have urgent projects, I can participate in such a conference.”
Currently, she works with her team from the beginning to the end of the project, designing interfaces and applications. At the beginning of the year, together with her team, she designed the entire application for employees of one of the universities in Cologne, being the main designer responsible for this project in the context of UX, UI and quality assurance.